A few weeks ago the nicest Pirate ever, gifted me with some lovely robot fabric.
I knew immediately that I wanted to use the fabric for a sock bag based on this Japanese Knot Bag tutorial. Last Wednesday, I decided to make a test bag so as not to waste any of my precious robot fabric.
The actual cutting and sewing part went well. By bedtime Thursday night, I had a mostly completed bag, with two seams which needed to be sewn by hand. Those remaining seams and craft area cleanup would have to wait until Thursday morning before I left for work.
By 730 am Thursday morning, all was going according to plan. There were quite a few thread ends and pins strewn around the sewing machine, so I decided to put everything back in it’s place. What happened next pains me still…
Muses to Self: Oh that darn rotary cutting blade should not just be sitting there on the desk, let me put that in the sewing box. *takes steps forward* Oops! *steps on rotary blade* Oh but there is no blood on the blade, but damn that hurt, maybe I didn’t really cut myself. *looks at bottom of foot and sees trickle of blood* hmmm…I guess I did cut myself *separates edges of wound* OMG OMG OMG I’ve never seen that much of my insides before! *grabs cell phone and calls for rescue*
Thank goodness the Purse Ho was around. She drove me to the emergency room. After enduring the pain of a tetanus shot, local anesthetic, and the last 2 of 13 total stitches, I was back home resting and trying to convince myself that it didn’t really hurt.
I really can’t thank Purse-ho enough, she is truly a great friend.
So after all that, here are some pictures of the knot bag, with the final seams still unfinished