Sunday, July 6, 2014

Another Soft and Stable bag.....

Remember the back pack I made for my daughter? She loves it, yay! But she just announced yesterday that she REALLY needs a matching carry on bag for her upcoming trip to England that she is going on with my dad (lucky her!). Fortunately I had already purchased this pattern but had not planned on making it quite yet!

It's another By Annie pattern, and once again has terrific instructions, but LOTS of pieces! So I spent a couple hours last night just cutting everything out and labelling with the handy sheet of reference labels in the pattern. I do need to run to Joann's to get some zippers though. I have until Friday to get it done before  our trip to the Adirondacks. Yikes! 

Another thing I was hoping to get done by then is a skirt. I was blog hopping yesterday-don't you love the bunny trails you end up on sometimes following one link after another? I started with Faeries and Fibres where I am doing this hexie quilt along:

Karen had a link to a cute little project bag that I thought about making:
Tutorial: English Paper Piecing Travel Kit, Hexies Part 3 | The Zen of Making

This tutorial is at the The Zen of Making. Well then I found this cute skirt tutorial there too:

Tutorial: Perfect Summer Skirt (with Pockets!) | The Zen of Making

I have such a hard time finding skirts that don't make me look like the side of a house and are not too short. For two yards of fabric I might just try it. I'll let you know if it ends up in the scrap pile or not!

OK, off to Joann's for supplies!

Happy sewing!


  1. Of course she needs a matching carry on bag Mom!! That is really nice that they include labels for the pieces, especially if there are a lot of them. That is a cute skirt! I really like that little project bag too!

  2. Cute bag. Cute skirt. Busy week for you. I want to hear how that skirt comes out.

  3. Can't wait to see the finished project !!

  4. Love your hexies so far.
    That little sewing kit is so cute. I saw it on Karen's blog too.