I made this great little bag using a tutorial I found at a wonderful coco stitch blog. I substituted the third panel with a floral print to add a little spice. If you are looking for a great little lunch bag or a small bag to keep in your in larger totes this is the one to sew. coco's steps are easy to follow and the seam allowance is large enough to permit the raw edges to be folded under and top stitched. Visit coco-stitch.blogspot.com for more information on the bags.
I once was a fan of Ren and Stimpy. They had a create bit featuring a children’s toy called Log that was accompanied by a catchy little tune that goes like this:
What rolls down stairs
alone or in pairs,
and over your neighbor's dog?
What's great for a snack,
And fits on your back?
It's log, log, log
It's log, it's log,
It's big, it's heavy, it's wood.
It's log, it's log, it's better than bad, it's good."
Everyone wants a log
You're gonna love it, log
Come on and get your log
Everyone needs a log
log log log
Any whoo last weekend I decided to try a new boxy bag style based by using the directions on the Cotton Time 2010 calendar I received (September project). Everything was going great, I converted the pattern from centimeters to inches found fabric with a coordinating zipper and began to sew. There were two main challenges. The zipper is attached and the end which makes sewing the second half very challenging. I assume the design does not intend the use of a sewing machine and the lining pictures was hand stitched. I don’t hand sew items I intend to use every day. Personal rule. The resulting cooked stitch isn’t super noticeable since the thread matches the print on my fabric so I let go and continued. Second challenge, the pattern illustration shows only one seam along the sides of the bag, which does not create the boxy style in the photo. After removing my seams twice and nearly throwing the bag out the third story window of my apartment I created two vertical seams and one horizontal to achieve what I now call the Log bag. Log is a petite boxy bag that measures 5 inches long, three inches wide and 2.5 inches tall. When I make log again I will use little loops on both ends of the zipper and include a handle loop tucked into the vertical seams on one side.
This is your new blog post. Click here and start typing, or drag in elements from the top bar.
I found a great skirt in the free pile of my apartment building a year ago. I didn't fit me but I loved the fabric so much I kept the skirt hopping i could use the wonderful wool to make something fun. A few month ago as i started making my holiday gift list i remembered to skirt and found a great sewing pattern to create the Granny Bag. The pattern comes from a wonderful Japanese craft magazine, Cotton Time, and requires basic sewing skills and magnetic closure. I liked the bag so much i made a second one for my self.