Monday, August 31, 2009

Fair Quilt

This is the only quilt that I took a picture of at our fair. They hang most of them in an odd folded way so you can only see a sliver of the quilt. This was a small wall hanging near the edge of the room. I don't know if you can really tell the scale, but look at the size of the ribbon and the hanger. That's a regular hanger, like you'd put your skirt on. Those little hexagons are about the size of your fingernail. Crazy, huh?
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Friday, August 21, 2009

Taryn's Bag

It's back to school time and my niece Taryn wanted a school bag that wasn't like everyone else's, and really, who could blame her? She wanted something that wasn't pink and she likes the messenger bag style (thank God, I don't think I'm ready to make a backpack yet!) She brought me a sample bag and should be what she liked and what she didn't. She chose the main fabric and I found a matching corduroy for a little strength. I interfaced the whole bag heavily, but it should soften up with use. This was my first experience with inset zippers and seams, but I think they turned out pretty well.

I left the edges of the peace sign raw so that over time they will fray a little bit, a peace sign shouldn't be perfect.

Inside there is another pocket, and a hook for her keys (the red thing to the left.) The outer edges have elastic in the seams to hopefully keep things from falling out.

I'm going to give it to her tomorrow, I hope she loves it!

Many thanks to Larissa at mmmcrafts for her messenger bag tutorial, which is where I started. Obviously I veered off into my own world and didn't follow her exactly, her bags are super cute though, so go take a look.
PS. The yard is crooked, not the bag.
PPS. If you are interested in your own custom bag let me know!