Monday, February 27, 2017

Carry-It-All-Hipster Bag with Recessed Zipper

This is the Carry-It-All Hipster Bag with a recessed zipper.  The recessed zipper tutorial is not  finished yet.

The front of the bag has a long  zipper pocket across the front from one side to the other, as well as a smaller flap pocket.

The back has a large pocket, which extends from one side to the other, and it is a few inches shorter in height.  I added a tab for increased security as you can see in the picture.  I quite like the look..

The inside has an open pocket the width of the bag, and I divided it into two.  There's plenty of room, even though it's not a large bag.

On my previous bag I added small grommets or eyelets for the hooks to connect with, but on this one I used more expensive larger grommets.  Because of the cork being so thick, I was unable to move the grommets up further, so I ended up  unable to attach the hooks.   It meant again having to find even more gold hardware and order it.  By this time I was frustrated.    I then  ended up adding the strap itself through the hole and adding rivets.  It works well for me, but it was not my original plan by any means.

The express purpose of this Carry-All Hipster was to add a recessed zipper.  The piece is easy to create as well as simple to add to the bag.  I did get the zipper panels the correct length.  I really like this bag with this, rather than the flap.

The bag tutorial is not back on Craftsy yet, but it should be there in a bit.  I'm not sure whether or not I'll just give the measurements for the recessed zipper pieces and refer you to a You Tube video. They are really not that difficult to make.  I also have to include a mini tutorial for the back outer pocket tab.

Have a wonderful day!  We just had snow again yesterday, and although it feels cold now, the snow hasn't stayed.  Hopefully Spring is on the favorite time of the year!!  Take care!

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Nautical Crib Quilt

I've been busy, but this time it's making a crib quilt!  Seems like it took forever!!  I sewed the binding on by hand, because I like the way it looks.  It took so long!!  Good thing I enjoy hand sewing!

The quilt is 52" x 32", made of 5" squares of various prints, and I used the white squares for the appliques.  This is my first time making appliques.  I searched on Google image and found loads of templates, so I made a few anchors, boats and baby whales.  I used a close zig zag stitch rather than the satin stitch. I think it's a matter of preference.  It was mine anyway.

I used Hobb's batting, and a blue cotton for the back.  A quilter at the fabric store suggested I use a grey thread for the quilting, as it wouldn't show too much on the back of blue, nor on the front.  It worked well.   I was concerned prior to this on how I would work this out, as I didn't want blue thread coming through to the front if the tension were to be out.  Problem solved!

I am happy to say it's finished, and I can now go back to finishing the recessed zipper tutorial.  I don't know about you, but the days just fly by!  Enjoy yours!!  Thank you for visiting!!

The crib quilt fit perfectly!  I was so pleased!!  I think I may make a firm pillow and maybe a little whale plush toy to go in the crib.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Patterns on Sale at Huffn' Cuff's


30% off all patterns today at Huff'n Cuff's Sewing Patterns.    They are all reasonably priced! 

Check them out ladies!!  Have a great day!

To those who are getting lots of snow...stay safe and warm!!