Tuesday, 12 July 2011
A Stroke of Luck Has Helped My Sewing Season...
Previously it has been various lap quilts, wrapped sterling silver jewellery, lavender bags and seed bead bracelets (I went through a jewellery making phase a couple of years ago).
Right back to my stroke of luck and the super lunch bag you see above. Well, recently I was lucky enough to win the sewing pattern of a Yum Yum lunch bag designed by the very talented Sally of Ditzy&Dotty.
Check out her Blog and website as she designs and makes some really cute and cool bags and purses.
And with just a Fat Quarter (I chose Nicey Jane by Heather Bailey), a FQ of remnant curtain lining and some interfacing, all of which most of us have in our stash. I managed to whiz the bag up in less than 2 hours, you'll probably do it in less as I had to do some unpicking and re-stitching (I'm a bit under the weather at present so errors were expected).
I haven't added the fastening button as I didn't have one in my stash that I thought would do the bag justice, I have a few days yet to find one.
I am so pleased with the result as I've always been nervous of making a bag (all that interfacing talk put me off) and for a first attempt it's not too bad.
So this will be for my eldest son's teaching assistant who's a very sweet neighbour too, which justifies the effort.
Only 3 projects left, two of which I'm waiting on fabric deliveries from Scotland and USA, fingers crossed they arrive soon!
Let me know if you sew gifts for teachers, maybe we can share ideas as I do try to make something different each year.
Thanks as always for dropping by!