It's been a weekend for bags. And pot holders.
The big guy asked for a bag - one for his Pokemon books of course. He dug through the plastic fabric tubs and decided he wanted the monochrome fish. No worries - white is such easy going fabric choice for a six year old.
Anyway, the fishy fabric is from Spotlight. It's cotton drill that I bought about six months ago just because I liked it. The bag is almost as big as he is. Spotlight has some really amazing drill fabric prints now by the way.
No pattern, just a couple of rectangles for the body and leftover strips for the wide handles. Sewn with French seams (so no fraying!).
The next bag is the Grocery Bag from Michelle Patterns. I bought this and the Two Zip Hipster pattern during the week on sale for $5 each. I love her patterns (remember the Messenger Bag addiction I had?). Thank you for the bargains (and great patterns) Michelle!
This is the second one I made, I think this might become a teacher present. I say might because I really love the fabric. It's Summersville by Lucie Summers for Moda. I have a little bit more so I could possibly make another. I love the fact it's reversible.
|It just makes you want to colour it in hey?|
This is the first one I made. It has windmills and little red pigs on it. It fits quite a lot of stuff in it. At least as much as those 'green' bags you get at the supermarkets. I will be making a few of these to replace my current set (which are not washable). I wonder how the checkout people will like them in Coles?
And lastly, I made a couple of pot holders from the book Zakka Style. I actually bought the book only for this pattern. They're not too bad (except I got lazy and machine sewed the bias binding - which then turned out a little ugly because I never end it properly). I think these might be sized for men's hands though, as they seem a little bit big and the hand holding pockets at the back are a little loose. Next time I'll make them smaller. I even added some insulated batting to the quilt sandwich so I can use them as trivets instead.