I’ve been sewing up a storm for the past week. I’ve been working on drawstring backpacks, makeup bags and hobo bags for the upcoming comic type shows I mentioned on the podcast. A coworker of my husband’s is involved with selling Transformer items and other Marvel comic and Hello Kitty items at several upcoming events and nicely offered to take some of my merchandise along. I understand the big show is Transformer Con held in Toronto next July. I’ll be working steadily over the next few months to accumulate inventory to send there.
Here are the makeup bags and drawstring backpacks. The backpacks are made with Spiderman and Transformer fabric.
I was asked about making a hobo bag which is something I’ve never attempted before. I found a great, free tutorial on reversible hobo bags and I was able to make this test bag.
I liked the bag but kept thinking it was kind of small and the straps were way too short. I did a little backtracking and realized that when I printed the pattern, I had the printer set to “Fit To Page”…duh. The pattern printed but not in its full size. I pulled out the Hello Kitty fabric and some Micheal Miller dot fabric and made this! And I love it!!
Much roomier and so cute in its reversible glory…
I did change the pattern to allow for about 3″ longer straps. I like my straps to be long enough to swing over my shoulder easily.
You can find the tutorial here.
This past weekend Leah took her Elsa costume out for a spin when she attended a Halloween party. The only thing missing from the costumer was the tiara that she didn’t feel like bothering with for the party.
Lindsey asked me last night if I could make her a new afghan in purple and yellow. She basically wants one giant granny square made with purple on the inside and yellow on the outside. I went to Walmart this morning and picked up Red Heart in Amethyst and Lemon. The Amethyst looks like blue in this photo but it really is purple. I am excited to have a mindless crochet project that will keep me warm on the couch at night! Yahoo!
Quilting Daily is offering a free ebook with 6 modern quilt block patterns…check it out here.
Have a super day!