I have had a busy week. I imagine that a lot of us are busy helping our children, both young and nearly grown-up, get organized and ready for Back- to -School. Happily, I had time to fit in several small projects that had been on my "to do" list, while getting our son ready to head back to college.
My sister-in-law asked me for a sturdy case to hold her new sunglasses . She asked if I could make it wide, so she can slip the glasses in and out easily. This was fast and easy.
( These busy bees are making honey... honey is sweet... see the connection?)
The fabric is Secret Garden by Sandi Henderson, of Michael Miller. I love to mix and match these!
I used the Sweet Pea Hobo pattern ( designed by Sweet Pea Totes), and made a few small changes:
- The handle is solid- and 32 inches long. (Not adjustable)
- There is a zipper pocket inside . Can you see the keys in the fabric? .... this is for unlocking the Gate to the Secret Garden, of course! (on the outside fabric)
I added a "J" on the band ,with my Topaz sewing machine, to personalize this bag for my mother. This pattern gets completed quickly!
The third project involved making a Sweet Pea Zip & Go Wristlet for my daughter. What fun I had doing these, some of my favorite smaller bags! ( Pattern from Sweet Pea Totes.com )
She wanted a small wristlet to use for everyday use while going to grad school. And she wanted it to match one of her Birdie Slings bags that I had made for her last fall. This fabric is from Robert Kaufman, Imperial Collection. She loves the browns and blues.
In both of the bags , I used the Pellon SF101 interfacing on the outside, and Pellon 987 FF on the linings and handles. ( I use a LOT of both of these fusible interfacings!) It is fun to see the curves and gathers emerge.
Outsides got SF 101, and the linings got 987 FF
At least I noticed this before putting the zipper in ,and the sides together.
The finished little Zip & Go Wristlet! I'll be sending it to you soon, honey!
I have linked this post up to Confessions of a Fabric Addict for Friday's "Can I get a Whoop Whoop!" Go over to take a look at what other people are working on!
I hope that all of your preparations go smoothly as you get your families off to the new school year!
And that you can find a few moments to fit in some "sewing therapy" and Sweet Times!
|I'm off to my sewing room!|