Threads litter the floor. Fabric is stacked all around the living room and my sewing area. There’s no doubt that Quilt Market is on its way. I’m very pleased with the fabrics I’ve been given to sew into samples. Very nice indeed, and I am anxious to show you a bit. That will have to wait, I’m afraid. In the meantime, go to Free Spirit’s blog and comment. They’re giving away three yards of Anna Maria Horner’s laminate to two lucky commenters!
Can you believe it? The bag is done. Despite some distractions, I made myself an Art Student Tote. This bag has been on my To Do list for what seems like forever.I used Anna’s Turn of Events prints, a home dec weight fabric, for the bag body. (You can still find some at a great price at Hawthorne Threads here.) The pockets are from her Good Folks collection. The pocket trim is from Loulouthi. Instead of making the straps from fabric, I choose a black nylon webbing. The inside is a teal blue denim. Because I used two medium to heavy weight fabrics, I did not use any interfacing. The bag has the same feel as one made with quilting cottons and interfacing.I’ve said this before about this particular bag pattern but it bears repeating…this bag holds a lot of stuff. And I mean, a lot!So…what do you think? Even Mr. P likes this bag. Which is saying something as he doesn’t often comment on all the things that are made around here.
The Art Student Tote bag by Anna Maria Horner is such a great bag. I’ve made four of them, at least. And not one did I get to keep. My To Do list has had this bag on it for ages but somehow, it just kept slipping to the bottom of the list. Well, not any more!I cut out the pieces, shopped for the notions and prepped it all for sewing. I am determined to get it done this week. Cross your fingers!
Do you have any projects on your list that evade your best intentions?