This was SUCH a fun swap. There were no requirements for what we should make, just that it be handmade, strawberry themed, and something that your partner would like (of course!) At first I didn’t know what to do. There are just so many options for things to make! And then I had a problem finding strawberry fabrics that I liked (without having to buy lots of yardage). I had some of the Heather Ross … Continue reading
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
floral purse Originally uploaded by alyson_olander Made a little purse for a little girl. Will post a tutorial soon. Maybe even tomorrow.