Friday, March 14, 2008

Sew Crafty Friday



Friday is such a fun blogging day, with "Frugal Friday" at Biblical Womanhood (see previous post) and "Sew Crafty Friday" at http://w8ng4him.blogspot.com/ There's such a wealth of talent and brains out there.




Here's my crafty thing of the week. It's a tote bag. This pink-on-brown print caught my eye, and there was barely a yard on the bolt. But I had to have it, LOL! I decided to make a bag out of it, using some beige poplin I already had.
I'm sorry that I don't have the link to this tutorial. I deleted it from my sewing file after I made the bag. It's supposed to have a little strap closure with a button on the front. I'm planning on using this for library books, mostly, so I skipped the closure. But if it looks familiar to you, please lmk and I'll give credit where it is due!
I've been doing a lot of sewing this week. I cut out 2 tops for the spring, both in blue fabric. One is a peasant top and one is a tunic. I can sew them both with the same color thread, so I've been progressing there.
I'm also progressing with the dress I designed. That has been a learning experience for me...next time I adapt a pattern meant for a woven into a knit bodice, I'll use a smaller size. I had to take in very large darts to get this to fit me right, but I'm getting there! And the skirt fits great--I plan to use that pattern (which I did make 100% from scratch) for some springy skirts.

So, what have you in your craft room today??????




9 comments:

Debbie J. said...

The pink and brown bag is very pretty. Pink and brown/blue and brown are very popular right now. I like it! You'll be the most stylish person at the library!

happyhousewife said...

Oh, I love the bag. I can see why you had to have the fabric. I am really into making totes right now... but I need to get started on some spring clothes for the girls!

purityseekers said...

awesome bag!!! I really want to start sewing more totes!! I'd use them ALL the time, whether for library books or for groceries! LOVE 'EM!!! And I made the mac & cheese and all I can say is "YUUUUUUUUUM!!!" It was a big hit with the kids... so THAT is the best part!!!! Thanks for the recipe!! :) Bridge

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

The bag is beautiful.

Heather said...

This is so pretty! Like everyone else, I've been busy making totes for groceries and library books and all sorts of things. :-)

Terri said...

I love that fabric. Good job. Everyone seems to be into totes right now. I'm going to have to try my hand at one.

The Nest Egg said...

That is a pretty bag.

I think I need to make one myself!

Melinda

DianneE said...

I like your book bag. Very pretty. I love books so I have a lot of book bags and I use them for lots of things--my Sunday School Material in one, AWANA stuff in another, my choir music in a third, my prayer meeting stuff in a fourth..I need one for books!!!! This is a return trip to your blog and will be back. Check me out, I now have my own blog! When you checked with Terri, I didn't at that time.

BittersweetPunkin said...

LOVE that bag!!