Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Knot Handle Reversible Tote

I Love this bag.  I love the bright red stripes and polka-dot fabric.  :)  I made this bag for my mother.  She bought the pattern and the fabric.   
The pattern is Knot Handle Reversible Tote from QuiltWoman.com.  I made the straps longer so that it could be a cross body bag.  The fabric is from IKEA. 
This was a very simple and quick bag to put together. 
This is a picture of the inside.  There is a half-circle-esq pocket.  This bag is supposed to be reversible.   

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Floral Bag- From Bags The Modern Classics

This is the Floral Bag from Bags the Modern Classics book By Sue Kim.  I really love this book.  I also love all the cute patterns on her web site www.ithinksew.com
I decided to make a bow instead of a flower to go on the bag. 
 I added a zipper closure instead of the magnetic snap closure in the pattern.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Monday, March 4, 2013

Da Bear

This is the small bear from the Kwik Sew Bear Pattern.   It is much bigger than I thought it would be.  He is about 20" tall.   This is the second time I've used a Kwik Sew Pattern, and every time I think there is no way that this is going to go together quickly.  There are lots of pieces to cut....therefore lots of pieces to sew together.  Both times it actually did go together quickly.  This bear took me maybe 5 hours from cutting to finish.  I made him out of  a navy blue fleece.  I also used the serger machine (my 1st time) to sew it together.  There were still a few instances  that I gave up and sewed parts together with my regular sewing machine because I kept missing little sections. 
For the eyes, I decided to use black fleece...the same I used for the nose.  I did this because I made this for my new baby nephew, and I didn't want the possibility of choking. OK, so the ribbon will have to be removed.  :)
I had to take a picture of the behind!!!  It is too cute not to.  LOL! 
As for the pattern, the instructions are very clear and easy to follow.  I was in a rush to get this made quickly and did not bother to read the instructions first.  It went together smoothly.  My only complaint is that the pattern includes a small and large sized bear.  On the paper pattern, they put the small size pattern inside the large size pattern.   So, if you want to sew the small bear you have to cut through the large size bear pattern.  We ended up tracing the small sized pattern on to paper.