If you have a sewing machine, then there are lots more things you can sew for a wedding besides the outfits. Some projects are easy enough for beginners, too, which is great if you are on a budget (and even if you aren't). And of course, the world wide web is chock full of tutorials written by those who have done just that.
Today, I'll show you 2 that Laura and I recently made. After scouring Etsy for a suitable ring bearer vessel, Laura decided to make her own. I say vessel, because these days, a ring bearer can carry any number of things. One of my favorites is this sweet felted bowl made by my friend, Sue of Maddy and Me:
Laura wanted a more traditional pillow though, and had found a tutorial online. I let her do all the work, with just a quick lesson on using the machine, and how to turn corners neatly. Her efforts really paid off, as it turned out really cute:
Besides a dress, we all need a great bag to carry our tissues and lipstick, and my mom had found one she loved, but was a bit price-y. I made this one for her that is based on the design: