Saturday, May 28, 2011

Two Everything Totes

For Christmas I was given some craft books by my husband. One was 'Weekend Sewing' by Heather Ross. It is a beautiful book and I finally got around to making one of the projects, the everything tote. I enjoyed making it so much that I made another for my friend as a thank-you present for helping me out with something. The denim fabric I used for the outer I got at the Camberwell market on a roll. I can't remember how much I paid for it, but it was not much (note to self, I must write down the cost of my thrifty finds) and there was a lot on the roll. The lining fabrics are a couple I have had in my stash for a while. I purchased one meter of each because I love the patterns and I was not sure what I would use them for. The instructions for making these bags was clear and I am very happy with the results.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

50 Calico Bags

I was asked if I would make some calico bags for school to store their head phones in to prevent them from becoming tangled. I said that I would be happy to make these and 50 calico bags later this is the results. Not a very exciting project, but a very worthwhile one.