Can I just change my blog name to 'sewinguptheUnTutorials'??? This is my favorite thing I've ever done on my blog! I hope you didn't miss the Convertible Cross Body Tote that I made last month. You voted and I stitched it up... we make a fabulous team!
Un-Tutorials are those sneaky pins that lead you to believe there's a tutorial behind them - and then there's not. Those kinds of pins are so common that I gave them a name and started a Pinterest board.
Now I'm asking you to help me pick one Un-Tutorial each month that I'll write a tutorial for. This month I let my sister Beka pick the 3 projects from our Un-Tutorial board that YOU get to vote on. So don't get mad at me if you don't like them, lol! Just kidding.
Will it be...
The happy little chickens? This project was in the running back in January and it didn't get picked, but Beka and I love them so much! Vote for the happy little chickens. :)
Or will you vote for this sweet boxy bag? It looks like it was made with charm squares... well, that's what I'd make it with anyway. And is that fringe at the top edge? I might try pom poms or a pleated strip of fabric.
And then we thought that this handy dandy car organizer should get a chance... who doesn't want a more organized car?
Remember... whatever project wins, I'll be sewing my own knock-off version and then giving you a tutorial the week after that. So vote below for the project that you'd like to see me sew!
Next Wednesday voting will close and I'll announce the winner. Then I'll get started sewing it up. On the 3rd Wednesday this month I'll share pictures of our finished project and on the 4th Wednesday I'll share a tutorial of my version.
And please come pin to our Un-Tutorials board! If you want, you can even grab pictures of things other places on the web or upload pictures you snapped from your phone (at Target, lol?). Leave me a comment with your email address at the bottom of this post so I can give you permission to add pins to our board. Be sure to read and follow the rules at the top of the Pinterest page.
P.S.... Lots of people will assume I picked these projects because I couldn't find another tutorial for them. They will send me links to similar tutorials. Before you do that, read my opinion on the subject:
1. Everything that you see in pictures has been sewn before by someone and will continue to be sewn and written up again and again.
2. I'm writing this blog series mostly to have fun with my readers and to find out what they want me to write next - not really to write a tutorial for something that hasn't been written before (see #1).
3. Since pretty much everything has already been done before, what I enjoy most is seeing how other bloggers and designers put their own personality into a project.
I hope you do too and you decide to keep reading!