Friday, November 18, 2011
Finish It Up Friday #2
It makes me so happy to have something actually finished on Friday to post about!
While I was supposed to be working on my bag for the Goodie Bag Swap I took a little detour and whipped up this mini messenger bag for the doodlebug.
I knew as soon as I saw the free tutorial from Zaaberry (as part of Sew, Mama, Sew's month of sewing projects and tutorials) that I needed to make one. This fabric has been a favorite of ours since it came home from our LQS but we only had a FQ of it so I knew I needed to find just the right project for it and this was IT.
This little bag is a super quick sew - I think it took an hour total from cutting to finishing, perfect for a nap time project.
I lined it in an aqua Kona since blue is still a favorite color and used some black twill I had for the outside and strap.
The strap is folded on itself to enclose the raw edges and the twill was thick enough that by the time I had four layers of it, I decided to use use any fleece or interfacing on the strap and it worked great.
I personally love how this bag turned out but you know what the kid said right? No mommy, no. She promptly removed the m&m bribe I had placed inside and handed the bag right back. Sigh. Maybe she'll warm up to it :-) I think it would make a great holiday (or birthday gift) and the FQ I had was enough to make 2 flaps front and back so it's a great project for little bits of fabric. One tip - if your fabric is directional for the flap do one side up and reverse the other side so when you open the flap the print is still right side up, I didn't think about that until the bag was done and I saw the upside down print on the flap when it's opened. No biggie but I'll make it different on the next one.
Even though the bag was rejected, she whole-heartedly endorsed my next offering: paint!
What two year doesn't love some messy, gooey PAINT? Good times and new masterpieces for the fridge (or holiday cards or tree ornaments or...).
TGIF everyone :-)