I'm so thrilled with the way my tote bag turned out! Doesn't it just scream, "SPRING!" We just finished a project with boxed corners, so I boxed these corners, too, so they'd get more practice. The appliqued "e" (for Erin!) is so we can cover buttonhole/blanket stitch on the machine. We've used the technique for making the straps and the loop closure many times before, so that's just more practice. And by golly, before they leave me, they're going to know how to sew on a button by hand!
|This bag is reinforced with fusible fleece to give it body. I LOVE using fusible fleece!|
Here they are with the Dopp Kits they finished yesterday (one girl was out sick). This project featured inserting zippers, as well as an introduction to boxing corners. Let's just say that the seam rippers got LOTS of use! But they all finished and were tickled with the result, so what more can I ask for?
|The Dopp Kits are lined, have structure from the fusible fleece we used, and include a zipper and a tab at each end of the zipper|
Now, I must be off to visit the quilt shop in town. She just moved locations and re-opened this week, and I've been dying to see the changes. Plus, I have a Sip & Stitch Wine Tote Workshop this Friday night at the shop, and while I have lots of wine themed fabrics to make the totes, I don't have many coordinating fabrics for the participants to use for the linings and bindings. Should be fun, though! I'm providing the materials and hors d'oeurves, and the students are bringing their own wine. Have I mentioned yet that I LOVE my new job???
|This wine tote is for my sister. I used this chicken fabric to make double potholders for her for Christmas - I love this fabric! She's coming down from NH at the end of the month, and I plan to give it to her with a FULL bottle of wine in it! I modified this tutorial for my workshop.|