I was on the road last week, so I didn't do any sewing. But last weekend I was in a sewing flurry as I rushed to get my gifts finished.
I have a canvas tote bag to share and a Concentration/Memory game. But here are just two little lunch bags I made - one for my stepmom for Mother's Day and one for my friend who asked me to make her one.
This is my second (and third) time using Ayumi's tutorial/pattern and I just love it! I do add insul-brite and my shnazzy flannel-backed vinyl tablecloth for the inside (it's a really unattractive stripe, but it was on clearance and I figured it would be just fine for the insides of lots of bags - I've already used it four times and I have A LOT left!). I am not sure if the insul-brite makes a difference, but I thought I'd just as soon add it as not.
I LOVE this fabric. I think it's Timeless Treasures. I'm not sure - I'd get up and look at the selvage but I'm too lazy.
I accidentally cut this lady's head off but my friend said she didn't mind.
This Luna Moth fabric is so pretty! It's kind of outside my color wheelhouse, but I really love it and I knew my stepmom would like the colors, too.
Because I added the insul-brite, there is a lot of bulk at the seam between the rim fabric and the main fabric. So I didn't top stitch at that seam like I did for the other one. It was just too bulky for my machine.
I also received a package in the mail last week. All the way from Australia!!
Eight Whimsy fat quarters! She even sent me a little chocolate from an Adelaide chocolate institution! Thanks Shontelle - cannot wait to make the fabric into something cute!