Friday, August 22, 2014

Finish It Up Friday :: Zipper Edition

Happy Friday everyone! I have some finishes to share this week that I'm just so happy with. First up, the Senna Tote by Vanessa at LBG Studio and Willow and Co. Pattern Collective. I took this class the Fabricate Atlanta, taught by the super talented Diana Taylor. Now I feel like I've made enough bags that I can figure out just about any bag pattern BUT I hadn't taken the time to try the zipper foot that came with my new Juki yet so I thought this class would be a great reason to break it out. And yes, the "new" part was really in March! So it was time.

 Diana made it completely easy, she's an amazing teacher who just has gift for understanding construction and communicating it to others. Plus taking a class with friends is just fun and you learn all kinds of little tips and tricks that you wouldn't just working on your own. So I love the bag, it's a great size and I think the pockets (one big inside that you can sub-divide how you like) and two outside are just right. I used canvas for the exterior, quilting cotton for the lining and I put SF101 on everything. The only change I'll make next time is to significantly lengthen the straps. 

Then since I was on a zipper foot high I made a couple Noodlehead Open Wide Pouches - again just a great free pattern. Anna knows how to write and photograph her steps so they seem completely easy. On the pink and yellow one I sandwiched some rick rack between the top and bottom pieces when I assembled them to add a little texture and contrast.

A little pop of color on the interior of each. I know I'm late to the party with these but I can see this pattern turning into my go-to birthday/holiday gift, they're just so quick and cute.

Finally no zipper but still an adorable and fast project - this is the large fabric bin from the Birch Fabrics website - it's a free tutorial! Score! This pattern has one piece you guys. One. Totally my speed. I will warn you that this size will hold a boatload of candy if you were thinking about using it for Halloween.

I'm trying to will Fall weather to hurry up and get here which is pretty laughable at this point in Georgia but still, I can dream. 

Have a great weekend!

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