Back in April, I ordered some fabrics from Mad About Patchwork to make my-self a bag. I ended-up making much more with it. I finished the bag it-self last week, so let me share all those projects with you.
For the bag, I got the pattern Wrapsody handbag by Studio Kat Design. For the exterior fabric, I chose some linen blends, one from the Zephyr collection by Rashida Coleman-Hale for Cotton + Steel and the other, a Mochi Dot in black by Moda. I also bought coordinating quilting cottons for the inside. I was so busy with the kids this summer, this was the only project I had time to work on (a bit like last year). But here is the result.
Doing mostly quilting projects, it’s when I go back to projects like this that I realize my sewing skills have improve. I was surprise of how well it went. For the strap, I was looking for a leather one. Because I just love the mix between fabric and leather. Two weeks ago I ordered one from LeatherWorldstore from the UK on Etsy. I was so surprised with how fast I got it and with the quality of the leather. This is certainly something I’ll do again for other projects.
Even thought I bought the fabrics used to make the bag, I did make a few other things with it first. I made some teachers gifts: a few lanyards, a lunch bag and a pencil case.
For the lunch bag, I did something similar to the one in this post, inspired by the Purl Soho lunch bag. But, I made triangle boxed corners for the bottom . Something, I’ve been meaning to try for a while. It makes corners so much simpler and I like the result.
For the pencil case, I followed the tutorial for this case (in French). The link to the actual tutorial isn’t obvious, so here it is. I decided to use ByAnnie’s Soft and Stable for the interfacing. It was a bit too bulky for the size of the project, but the case definitely holds its shape.
I also made a cute little coin-pouch for my sister with the fabrics.
The pattern is my own. I find it a bit to big. But, I just love the shape and how it sits in the palm of your hand.
And now that I’ve used almost all that fabric, I’m ready to jump on another project. And one of them will be the MIchael Miller challenge for QuiltCon. I signed-up for the challenge and bought a bit of fabric for it …