I took a little break from sewing but I started back up again this weekend by pattern testing Sew Sweetness’s new pattern: the Aeroplane Bag! It is super heavy-duty and the perfect size for a large carry-on. I can’t wait to use it on my flight to Massachusetts in a few weeks. In fact, I couldn’t wait at all, so I used it to carry my gym clothes to work this morning. It is PERFECT. … Continue reading
Recently, Sara of Sew Sweetness sent out a call for pattern testers for her Velocity Girl Bag. I really enjoyed the process of working through a pattern and taking notes on where things could be improved or spots where the instructions became confusing. What a lovely bag this is, though! I made mine from an upholstery remnant and a coordinating solid (for the lining). There’s a small touch of coordinating fabric across the front too, … Continue reading
A few weeks ago I attended a special birthday party for a friend of mine. As adults, we don’t get parties and special gifts as much as we did when we were kids, and I always think that’s sad. Enter: The Birthday Bag. I bought this pattern several years ago in A.C.Moore – it is actually called the Serendipity Bag. It’s meant to be used with a jelly roll and at the time, I had … Continue reading
Jewelry Pouches Originally uploaded by alyson_olander Welcome to the first in my series of holiday gift posts! I handed these cute little pouches out last night to our daycare providers during their holiday party. I wish I could take credit for the design, but I can’t – they came from Quilting Arts Magazine special Gifts issue (2009/2010). The pattern was designed by Margarete Steinhauer and appears on page 132 of the mag (almost all the way … Continue reading
floral purse Originally uploaded by alyson_olander Made a little purse for a little girl. Will post a tutorial soon. Maybe even tomorrow.