Friday, November 11, 2011

I Love Bags!

I spotted this at Jo-anne's and had to have it....
I have made a few bags from this book and *LOVE* it. Right now I'll show you the most complicated one I made, the Great Get Away Bag. It has lots of cute details like magnetic snaps and an adjustable strap.
I used the beautiful Joel Dewberry Home Decor Heirloom line of fabric in Home Decor weight. 
It took alot of stamina to make a bag like this; tracing and cutting the pattern pieces out of the fabrics, inner & outer, interfacing and fusible fleece let alone ironing all the interfacings and sewing! Not to mention installing the zippers, in and out, pockets and magnetic snaps! It also took awhile to gather all of the notions. I couldn't find the metal adjustable strap piece so I had to hit the thrift stores and find it on an old purse. 
But it was so worth it.
The bag is sturdy yet supple with all of the fleece lining it. It feels like an expensive bag. I have already used it on a trip and it was wonderful, very roomy and not to mention gorgeous to look at ;)
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Celebrate Color

Mini Quilt pouch

Hi Y'all! Fell off the blogoshere for awhile but lots has happened! Had another baby, entered the wonderful world of Bernina ownership and lots of sewing!

I am motivated today to say hello to join the Mini Quilt Show n' Tell over at amylouwho's blog.

This is a cute lil pouch I made using very small patchwork pieces.
It was challenging to get all the the points to line up and realized that I *needed* a straight stitch plate for my new machine...        {here she is...}
Anyways back to my mini quilt; I learned a few things about working small like this. 

So its a pouch. Like I said I just had a baby so I needed something quicker than a quilt to satisfy my sewing needs.

Thanks for stoppin by and I promise i'm gonna blog more! In fact I have been makin lots of cool things is a sneak peek....
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