Friday, December 28, 2012

More Bags

Made these Lined Drawstring Bags in the snack size.  The one on the right had to be pieced since I cut it wrong the first time and didn't have enough fabric to cut another whole piece.

Lined Drawstring Bag by In Color Order by sewdoing
Lined Drawstring Bag by In Color Order
Essential Wristlet by Dog Under My Desk
A large Essential Wristlet with two zippers. Those flared out corners on the bottom are really bugging me. The inside pocket will fit a passport. Interfaced with Presto for both exterior and lining fabric and used Pellon 988 for the interlining.  Pellon 988 is a sew-in polyester fleece.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Lined Drawstring Bag

Made the Project size bag from In Color Order's Lined Drawstring Bag found here.  The pattern contains 7 different sizes plus a formula to make a custom size.  Used stashed fabric.

There is a free tutorial if you wish to try out the pattern.  Another tutorial for making  striped versions can be found here.  And another tutorial for adding pockets can be found here.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Essential Wristlet

Made some wristlets for presents  from the Essential Wristlet pattern by Dog Under My Desk, except that  the pattern was purchased here, on a sale.
Description:  PDF pattern for wristlets in 2 sizes with a regular bottom (as shown in the pics) or boxed bottom.  There is also an option of adding a zippered pocket to one outer side.

Fabric:  quilting cotton from stash

Interfacing:  fused with Presto (woven cotton fusible) and used sew-in  fleece interfacing for interlining

Notions:  zipper (I used 9" which was shortened), D-ring and swivel hook from Tantalizing Stitches or their etsy shop.

Pattern has detailed step by step instructions with tons of pictures. It has a great method for sewing the zipper, so you don't have "crushed in" corners, and the strap finishing instructions are great. Because I was using quilting scraps, I only made the small size.

Made the inside pocket a bit different on this one:

Holds a passport:

 More pics:

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Idea Pouch : Michelle Patterns

Sewed the Idea Pouch  by Michelle Patterns for my daughter to carry her iPad. 

She didn't want as many sections for the inner pocket as the pattern so I only made 2 sections - one for the phone and one for whatever.  Fused Presto to both outer and lining fabric,  and Pellon 987F for the fusible fleece.

The opening to turn the pouch around is placed on the center of the flap, and the end result was not great. That elastic really shows through - will have to cover it with another button or something.

The inside with a Kindle.

Basic Phone Pouch : Michelle Patterns

Made a Michelle Patterns Basic Phone Pouch for my iPod touch.  For the inside, I used a fusible medium weight knit weft interfacing and a non-fusible Pellon soft fleece.  Only the exterior pieces were fused.

Also added a pocket to the back for the earbuds.

Pattern was straight forward and easy to sew.  Next time, I may add a D-ring or tab to the side.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Grocery Bag : Michelle Patterns

Made 1 large and 1 small bag from Michelle Patterns Grocery Bag out of stashed quilting cotton.  Made the handles of the large bag 1 inch longer.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

A Couple of Bags from Free Patterns

Shoe Bag from Martha Stewart

Used a stretch velvet to make this shoe bag. A line is sewn down the middle of the bag vertically, which keeps the shoes separate, preventing them from knocking into each other.  This is an unlined bag, so it can be sewn partially on the serger.   I like the stretch fabric since it would stretch over shoes with heels.

Lined Drawstring Bag Tutorial by jenib320 
Lined Drawstring Bag

As the title says, this is a lined drawstring bag that measures 11.75" long and 9.75" wide.  However, when bag is standing, it measures 10.5 " as the boxed bottom takes up space.

Used a quilting cotton, and the instructions were very clear and easy to follow.
 The body of the bag could be quilted or insulated to make a lunch bag.  The size seems to be just right for a small lunch bag.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Kwik Sew 2900

Pattern: Kwik Sew 2900

Used size XL

Fabric: cotton interlock

Changes: Lengthened sleeves to elbow length, and decreased width at bottom of sleeve.

Thoughts: Shoulders are a bit too wide.