Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Tote Bag

This is a market bag that I made using a pattern from Joanne's. As you can see it came out huge. The pattern didn't call for a lining, but I wanted to line it because I thought it would be stronger and sturdier, since I would be using it for grocery shopping.

I was disappointed in the pattern because I had to make some adjustments. The sides didn't match. I had to add a few inches to get it to fit, so it is patched on the side. I also didn't anticipate that the handles would be so short. I would have liked it to be a little bit longer, maybe just an inch or two. Oh well, maybe I'll try another pattern.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Quilt Fabrics

These are fabrics I bought last summer to make another snowball/nine patch quilt. I haven't started it yet because I am not quite satisfied with the colors...something's not quite right.

The second picture is for a Japanese Buzzsaw quilt. I am taking a class to learn how to make it. So far it has cost me about $100 to take the class and buy the fabric.

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Paw Print Shorts

These are a pair of shorts I made for my younger daughter. I was practicing to make her another pair for running, but she said it is too baggy. We need to find another pattern. She wears these at home.

I had this fabric in my stash. I bought it some time ago. It took me 2 days. I cut the fabric one day, then sewed it the next.

Friday, July 4, 2008

Small Red Duffle

This bag is for my oldest daughter. She loves red and happy faces. It is a MaCalls pattern that some of my students made. I wanted to make the pattern because their bags came out so cute. This was the first duffle bag I ever made. I had a difficult time understanding how to make the straps, but now I know how to make them and can better help my students when they need help with this part of the pattern.

I do have to make another one in blue for my younger daughter, hopefully that one won't take me as long.