This month our Modern Quilt Guild is doing a zipper pouch swap. Apparently I had pinned this Zipper Pouch Tutorial by the Sewing Chick more than one time on my Pinterest boards so I’m glad I had a reason to make it. Instead of leaving a hole in the lining of the bag and pulling it through like I have done every other time I’ve made a zipper pouch, she has you make a small bindings for the linings. It ends up looking nice but it was a bit tedious. I’m sure it didn’t help that I was finishing the bag at 11:00 at night. I used some Liberty of London tana lawn scraps and some Cotton+Steel sparkle linen for the outside. And my favorite Add it Up print from Cotton+Steel for the lining. I used fusible fleece for the interfacing instead of ShapeFlex 101. I wanted it to stand up and have some body. I really like the way this..
Have you made one of Jeni Baker‘s (In Color Order) Lined Drawstring Bags yet? I’ve made a bunch of these drawstring bags now in several sizes. I just keep thinking of more uses for them. My favorite is the laundry size bag. It’s perfect for packing into your suitcase on trips and tossing in all your dirty clothes. It’s much nicer than carrying a plastic bag and you can wash it if it gets stinky. I whipped up two more for Jason and David since one bag is too small for the whole family when we go away together. Jason chose an Alison Glass print for his bag and I added the Joel Dewberry wood grain for the lining. I chose an adorable print from Trans-Pacific Textiles with little bears at the beach for David’s bag. I love the orange Spot On dots and the Tattersall lining too. The smaller bag I made into a kit for Pink Castle Fabrics! ..
Hello everyone! Today I’m guest blogging over at Sew Sweetness for her Purse Palooza! Click on over to to see my review of the Vera Bag by Green Bee Patterns! I really like the way this bag has turned out, don’t you? I used an old Echino print that I had been saving for just the right project. I’m happy that I used it in this bag, I love the colors. I recommend this pattern for a nice medium sized bag. It’s quick to make (one day) and looks super cute. Shout out to my other Ann Arbor peeps who also had Purse Palooza reviews this week! Nice bags Rossie and Emily!
Announcing Purse Palooza 2013!! I am happy to be participating in Purse Palooza this year with a special purse sewing pattern review! Here’s how the event works: 1. Every weekday from September 30th – October 25th, there are 2 amazing guest bloggers scheduled to share with you a purse sewing pattern review. None of the purses reviewed from the event last year are being reviewed again, so these will be fresh sewing pattern reviews! The review will contain detailed information about what I thought about the sewing pattern, modifications I made, what kind of interfacing I used, and more! Get inspired! Aeroplane Bags 2. Even more exciting…THERE WILL BE A GIVEAWAY EVERY WEEKDAY DURING THE EVENT! That’s right, 20 GIVEAWAYS! 3. At the end of the event, you will get a chance to show your purse in order to win some amazing prizes! Of course, international entries are welcome too! Dot Dot Dash Bag Pattern Review Schedule All About Bag..