This week I have been a one-woman Sew Together Bag assembly line.
For Anna's Star Wars fanatic best friend-
I had a hard time letting this one go. The blueprint fabric? The R2D2's inside the pockets? I love it.
Extreme amounts of girlyness for my girly-girl. Tbe outside butterfly is from my friend Mary's stash. No idea what it is but I love it- especially with the polka-dot binding fabric. Inside the pockets are some Heather Ross kitties and flowers plus some gold metallic arrows. There was definite squealing when she unzipped them.
The cutest rain cloud fabric ever and some brightly colored pockets. I've decided I like doing different colors for the inner zippers- that way you can find what you need without having to unzip all the pockets- as long as you remember which color pocket you put it in in the first place.
It's going to be a little while before I feel up to conquering any more zippers. If you're up for the challenge, though, the pattern can be purchased here. Heather's awesome sew-a-long and photo tutorial for the pattern is here. I did a few things differently. I followed Crazy Mom Quilts zipper modifications. I also decided on my 9th zipper or so that life was too short to try and wrestle the zipper pull under my walking foot constantly. Instead I'd sew halfway along the zipper, pull out my project, cut the thread, unzip or zip my zipper as needed, and then sew the other half. Sure, it wasted some thread but it made my life so much easier.
Now I'm at a bit of a loss. Christmas is over. Christmas presents and late Christmas presents have been wrapped up. No one I know is pregnant or engaged at the moment. What the heck do I sew next?