This little blog 'experiment' that I thought might last a month or two is getting bigger and bigger. I had to make a Pinterest board for the 'Solved Un-Tutorials' because now people are emailing me asking where to find them, lol! Who knows how many we will solve? So from now on, you can find all of the 'Solved Un-Tutorials' here.
Un-Tutorials are those sneaky pins that lead you to believe there's a tutorial behind them - and then there's not. Or maybe there's a bunch of pictures with no real instructions that you can understand. Those kinds of pins are so common that I gave them a name and started a Pinterest board.
I try to search for unique sewing projects that we don't already have patterns for. But even if you have seen a similar tutorial, wouldn't you like to see my version?
So now it's time for YOU to vote for the Un-Tutorial that I'll solve (aka write a new tutorial for) this month! Note: click the photos to see the original pins.
I know we are sewing a lot of tote bags in this series, but that's because YOU vote for them.
So this is the bag choice I'm giving you this month. I love the unique shape at the top of this bag, and the size! Imagine my iPhone 6+ next to it for scale - because that's about what size I'd make it. ;)
But I wouldn't use leather or faux leather. I'd make it super sewable with regular woven fabrics.
How about sewing something for you? The pin where we found this skirt leads to a site that's in Polish (I think) and there is a downloadable pattern. But just in case you don't read Polish, I could sew it up and show you how I did it.
I would use a readily available pencil skirt pattern in my size, adapting it with this sweet colorblocked design. There is a free pencil skirt sewalong here if you don't already have a pattern in your size.
Lastly, I think we need a pouch option, don't you?
This is an adorable one and such a versatile size! And it would be very easy to make. If you want me to figure out all the dimensions and show you how so you don't waste time and fabric figuring it out, then vote for the Perfect Pouch!
Remember... you only have a week to vote! 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 soon after that I'll share a tutorial of my version.
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. You might find similar tutorials online to the ones I am suggesting.
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.
3. I love to see how different bloggers put their own spin on easy projects.
I hope you do too and you decide to keep reading!