While we were there one of the ladies (a new friend) asked me if I ever sew bags - which I promptly acknowledged - bags are fun to do generally and they tend to be quick projects that bring immediate satisfaction. Which is sometimes a welcome relief and distraction from larger projects that seem to go on and on and on! She showed me a small bag she'd purchased in Maine and asked if I might be able to make something similar (with a few tweaks) for her to give to her sister as a birthday gift. I was thrilled to have the opportunity. I found the exact match fabric to her bag on Fabric.com and ordered it right away.
But, I had a BIG project that had a hard deadline - so that had to be done first before I could work on the bag.
Last week I made a mock up pf a bag to work on the rusty skill of inserting zipper pockets.
But it didn't seem to be quite right, so I found something else to work from and this one looks to be perfect (prayerfully!).
I love the website So Sew Easy - her tutorials are awesome and I just love her accent! I found a pattern for a Cosmetic Bag that was just the ticket once I'd added some zipper pockets inside and out.
|Lobster Fabric - matches original bag|
|Adding zipper pockets - inside and out|
|It stands by itself!|
|Showing dimension with the mat|
I will deliver this little cutie on Friday and hope it will be just what she wanted. It was great fun to make and hopefully will bless her sister.
UPDATE: a facebook update post - it was a hit! Made my day!