Hello there! Believe it or not I have been doing a lot of sewing since by last post. I have not been very good about taking picture of my sewing nor have I been very good at writing post about what I have been up to. My long delay in post has also been due to a very long vacation for the month of January down to Ecuador, to visit my wonderful sister in law, who is working for the Peace Corps there. Here is what I have been working on since getting home. Some open wide zippered pouches. This one is for my swap partner in the Sew Delicious, Sweet Pouch Swap.
These two I made for myself.
This one I adapted the tutorial to make an even smaller pouch than the smallest on Noodlehead's Tutorial. Here I used a 7" zipper, cut my fabric 7" X 5", and did my box corner width at 2".
I think it worked out alright, but I think I might order some 8" zippers. 7" zippers are what I had on hand at the time, but I think that 8" might work out a bit better.
I have lots more to catch you up on, but that is all I have for now.
A quick little post today. Just wanted to show what I am currently working on.
I finely cut into my Echo fabric and I am working on this pattern. I have been so busy lately that when I get a little bit of time I work on these blocks. It has been going pretty well so far. So hopefully it won't take to long to finish up.
Yesterday I was able to get a little sewing done. I was frist able to convince my son to go to the fabric store, because we where going to make him a Halloween bag. He is so much more pleasant to take to the fabric store when the sewing project is for him. We looked at all the Halloween fabric and he choose these for his bag.
I think he did a great job. This is the bag I created for him.
I followed this lovely tutorial Simple reversible totebag. I modified the pattered by adding a accent piece to the top. Overall I keep the bag 13 1/2" by 14, but instead of cutting two 13 1/2 by 14" pieces, I cut out two 13 1/2 by 3 3/4" and two 13 1/2 by 10 3/4" and sewed those pieces together. I also changed the straps, because I wanted them to have different fabrics on each side. So I cut two 2 by 20" strip from each of the fabrics I wanted to use. Then sewed them together and flipped right side out and sew into the bag as directed.
Way back in June I participated in a fabric exchange. The way this one worked was that you cut 10 different 2 1/2"by half the width of the fabric, so the strips where 2 1/2" by 22" or so. Then pack those 10 strips in to snack sized ziplock bag, you can exchange more than one set. Most people in this group send in approximately 10 sets. Then mail your sets into the swap hostess. She swaps all the packages around and mails the fabric back out to you. Pretty nice.