I love, love, LOVE fabric. I learned how to sew (albeit poorly) a purse back in high school when Home Ec classes still existed. A few years later I made some purses and sling bags from tea towels, and haven't touched my sewing machine since. At a past Ladies Craft Night we made these no-sew bags, and mine turned out wonderfully. Then I used it to carry heavy objects and it fell apart quite quickly. I believe the day the strap tore off Matt's words were, "Are you really surprised? You made a bag using staples."
So why this post about fabric and my not-so-great sewing skills? I really want to be great at sewing. I promise I do. But I'm a messy, instant gratification crafter, and by the time I've laid things out, cut patterns, measured, pinned, and so on, and so on... I'm over it. Which is why a bag made of fabric, duct tape and staples was right up my alley. So sewing isn't for me. But I love fabric, remember? What's a girl to do? Find other crafts that don't involve a machine and hours of cutting/measuring/pinning!
Here are a few of my favorites:
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