Sunday, April 28, 2013
Birthday week marches on in our family: my niece, my sister-in-law, and now Tuesday is my sister's big day. This little bag had quite the roundabout path to the finish line. First it was going to be the makeup pouch from Patchwork Play, but I cut my charm squares wrong by accident so that was out. Then I decided to make a simple zipper pouch...which then became a quilted pouch...which then became a wristlet...which ended up as a purse with handles and a gusset. It took me all afternoon, but I had such a good time playing around with this design. Next time I need to add a layer of heavy interfacing in there to make it a little stiffer, but otherwise I love the way it turned out.
The yarn dyed black Essex linen paired perfectly with squares from a charm pack of Happy-Go-Lucky by Bonnie and Camille. I think this is my favorite line of theirs yet. The navy prints are wonderful, and I love the vintage feel of the entire collection. I will definitely be buying yardage when it comes out. The inside of the bag is an old print by Denyse Schmidt, and I bound the inner raw edges with Kona Grass. I stuffed it full of cute office supplies from Target and added a Fabricworm gift certificate for good measure.
Last week I picked up a few charms at the local Hobby Lobby to use on my zippers in some upcoming projects, and this was my first chance to use one. I adore these little red glasses and have another pair leftover for next time.
I love it when sewing is fun!
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