|1. House Pouch Front, 2. Monster Math Pouch in Use, 3. Cowgirl Pouch, 4. Zakka Orchard Path Pouch, 5. Zakka Linen Pouch, 6. Makeup Bag|
I would not classify this project as a quick finish -- for me that has to be something that I can make in two hours or less. This was something that I worked on here and there for just over a week. Hexagons are my favorite project to do at night after the kids are in bed, when my husband and I are relaxing with a good movie. The hexagons for this bag are only a half inch across. Being that tiny, they were a bit more fiddly to work with, so I took my time about it. While Tacha shows a wonderful variety of fussy cut pieces for her example in the book, I decided to use just one Japanese print I had on hand for half of my hexagons, and a red and white polk-a-dot print for the rest.
Once the hexagons were sewn together and then hand appliqued to the sides of the bag, the rest came together fairly quickly. I had a wonderful time picking the fabrics for the bag, using favorite prints by Joel Dewberry, Denyse Schmidt, and Bonnie & Camille. I used fusible batting on the exterior pieces and interfacing on the zipper panels.
The inside of the bag is a Michael Miller Retro Bunting print that I've had around for a long time. Sewing the lining around the edge of the zipper gave me flashbacks to my recent Weekender Bag experience, but it was a lot easier working with a project that was so much smaller. This little bag is only eight and a half inches long.
I am perfectly delighted with how this bag turned out. It's sweet and sturdy, a wonderful size for small sewing projects, make-up, school supplies, or any other little extras you want to carry around with you. In fact, I had so much fun with this one that I immediately started working on a larger version of the bag which has quilted sides. I should have pictures for you in the next day or two.
My thanks to Emily & Elaine for putting together this wonderful blog hop. Be sure to visit Holly at Bijou Lovely today along with all of the other stops below:
Friday, 11/30: Sara from Sew Sweetness, Cindy from Adventures of the Singing Quilter, and Jennifer from Ellison Lane Quilts