sewing update | I made a bag in 2 hours

I took some time off from sewing but recently I got back into the swing of things (at least a little bit!). It first started when I realized I needed to get my butt in gear and make some items for our neighbor’s baby shower (that I was co-hosting!) about two days beforehand. I had the bib complete, it was adding the pacifier clip + burp cloth. I’m really proud with how they turned out, although I’m not sure that bib will fit around anyone’s neck, eek! 🙂

We were invited by another set of neighbors to drive down to Philly for the 4th of July extravaganza that happens yearly on the parkway, with a free concert and then incredible fireworks. Earlier that morning, I ran to Joann’s to get a few things (they were having a huge sale and I had an awesome coupon) and came back inspired to make a bag to take with us down to Philly. Why yes I’m crazy and started this only two and a half hours before we were set to leave Princeton. I gave myself until 3 and if it wasn’t ready, I was ditching it (at least for that day), but it was 3:05 and I was *this* close to being finished that I went for it. It was the perfect bag for our adventure I must say! Lots of photos from our evening in Philly to come!

This was actually not for my Home Ec class, but another tutorial I found online (which can be found here). I used a heavy interfacing for the bottom (green) part to keep it fairly steady. I probably should have used it throughout, but I knew I didn’t have enough and I wasn’t about to fight the bag anymore!

I also spent the previous Sunday sewing a queen-sized quilt. The squares are together, I just have to find a place to get cheap, but quality (oxymoron!) batting. More pictures of that to come soon!

Robin - July 9, 2011 - 12:38 pm

These posts make me want to sew. You inspire me to dust off my machine and sign up for the class. Thanks for sharing Kim. You are quite talented in so many ways.

emily b - July 10, 2011 - 1:07 am

That bag ROCKS! I’m going to have to add it to my project list. That green is really pretty and summery. Nice work!

Jaidean - July 11, 2011 - 11:05 am

That bag is so cute!!! Great job!

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