I have so many photos and stories to share from the last two weeks.... I've been in Melbourne for just over a week and I went to the wonderful Lets Get Stitched event. As well I stayed with family and had fun being a real tourist for awhile.... I am so far behind in blogging now that if I don't make a start, I might never catch up.
So..... I will get to Melbourne and all the photos as soon as I can, but tonight I am sharing a sweet project I finished today....It's called the Sew Together Bag.
I found out about this pattern by Sew Demented (I just love that name!!) on The Quilt Barns blog. The beauty of this was it was a Sew Along... and so there were lots of lovely photos and instructions of the step by step process to make this bag. It's full of zips and pockets and the construction of it is just so clever. Zips are not my favourite thing to do, so I thought this would be a great challenge.
These are my chosen fabrics which I bought in Melbourne on our bus tour last week They are mostly from a range by Lynette Anderson.
Now this is the exciting part..... inside is just full of zippered compartments. It was a lot of fun to make and I really thought I'd struggle with it... but surprise...surprise... it all came together nicely!
There is one more longer zip across the top and it forms the handles on each end and closes off the bag nice and neatly. The tutorials on The Quilt Barns blog really helped and make it so much easier to understand the directions on the pattern.
Just had to show you one more photo.... of my crazy cat. I can't believe this is where Squeaky decided to have a little nap... right in the middle of the sewing.... and she didn't move either... even when I was sewing right over the top of her. Silly cat!
Off to the craft show tomorrow with the girls....I only need some papers from Sue Daley and some zips... really.... that is all I am going to buy!
Yeah I don't believe that either!
Have a great week!