Friday, September 20, 2013

Odds and ends

Hi folks!

I've been sewing up a storm in whatever free time I have.  I've drafted my first big messenger bag pattern:
For my first two messenger bags, I used an old coffee bag and an old t-shirt for the decorative panels.  The above picture was taken at Go West Craft Fest.  It was a great time, and the weather was perfect!

I've also been doing a lot of my little clutches:
These little zippered pouches are like potato chips, I just can't stop at one.  Now I have a good use for all those wonderful vintage trims and seam bindings I keep finding at estate sales.  I can't wait to try these in a few more different materials.  So far I've done old jeans, double knit polyester, old khaki, and a couple patchwork style ones from various scraps.

I'm also working on a beer growler bag with a layer of insulation to keep the beer cold.  Hopefully I'll have one ready by next week, when you can catch me at Mt. Airy Finally Friday on the 27th, and Greensgrow Farm's Fall Fest on Saturday the 28th.

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