Oh my poor little neglected blog.
|Jane Market Bag in Linen and Cotton. Japanese X Quilt Block Pocket.|
|Back side of Jane Market Bag. Its just random strips.|
First and foremost though, I am a homeschooling mom and second I'm a home sewing enthusiast. Wait, what I mean to say is God first, then I'm a wife, then I'm a mom who also homeschools and THEN I'm a home sewing enthusiast. But I only seem to like posting about the sewing. Anyhoo ... that's the roundabout reason why I haven't blogged too much, the homeschooling has taken priority now that September has arrived.
|This bag has "tucks" sewn on the four sides and around the bottom, so it keeps its shape quite nicely! I used a triple-stitch on the topstitching. I feel like it needs a French Baguette.|
|Added a pocket from an extra quilt block.|
I'm beyond excited because next week I'm heading to Sewing Summit. Oh yeah! Part of the Summit experience is to sew like mad before going so that you can travel using some handmade lovelies, AND participate in a secret swap. Both are optional but very fun. Last year we made zip pouches. This year, we could make a mini-quilt, pouch/zippy, or tote bag. Each person posted an "inspiration collage" on Flickr to highlight their style, colour preferences, etc. We know who we are making for, but not who is making for us. Here is what I've made for my partner:
|Boxie Pouch - free tutorial at So Chick.|
|And the back side. Pretty simple lines.|
I did modify the pattern slightly and just so I don't forget when I make this again, here's what I did differently:
- added an extra couple inches to each handle
- interfaced the handles
- enclosed them in the upper seam rather than attaching them to the outside
- added an inner pocket
- interfaced the exterior AND the lining with Shapeflex
- sewed a tuck around the bottom perimeter in addition to the four sides
That's all for now dear sewing friends. I'll be back to link up to needle and thREAD a bit later :).
... And here's our lovely link to this week's needle and thread.