This past weekend I've been sewing like crazy! (when I was home that is) I've also successfully broken most of my machine's needles and I fear I may need to take my Gma's old singer in for a look over. But it probably needs it anyways. It did force me to get out my new and much neglected sewing machine. I'd forgotten how much of a love/hate relationship I have with that new machine.. but it works well when I have the right needle in it. Tomorrow I've got to go and get new needles so I can finish what I'm working on. Most of what I've been sewing I'm going to take in to the LYS and see if they will sell there.
But I'd like to show you what I've been sewing. First I made a shoulder bag blue and browns, I love these colors together in any shape or form! I've found that I'm a little obsessed with buttons and using them on the bags this weekend. Inside the bag you can see it's a blue embossed fabric and I used the outside fabric to make some pockets. (there are two pockets) The bag is 13.75 inches tall and across the flat bottom it's 10 inches long and 4.75 inches wide. It's a great bag and fits wonderfully over the shoulder and will hold some great knitting or crochet projects.
This one cracks me up I can't explain why it just does. I made a needle roll using some left over fabric from a Halloween costume I made years ago. I went for the brightly striped inside fabric, mostly b/c I couldn't figure out what would look good with it. So I picked some striped fabric that always catches my eyes when I'm sewing. I used a button again but this time a loop of elastic to "close" the roll. This is for the Diva who loves animal prints. even if that diva is hidden deep inside. (at least that's the story I'm going with) I've got to make some more needle rolls for the store. I'm pondering a circular needle case but that's still in the works.
I also made another shoulder bag. This one my DH said "that bag is sooo cool I really like it!" So it's got his seal of approval on it, if that means anything to you. This bag is 13 inches high with a bottom that's 9 1/2 by 5 inches. I really like this black and white scene fabric. I paired it with some black, brown, green and red striped fabric. Again I used the button to close it. I figure if it's used as a knitting tote you don't want a zipper near your yarn so a snap or button closure is the best, right? This one also has 2 pockets for your notions and pattern or whatever you want. Though with the trend of big ol' bag purses that I see my babysitters and other teens carrying around it may make a great purse too. HMM that's something to ponder.
I really like those two fabrics together. So I made myself a new purse with it them. And I can't wait to go out and use my new purse. I even made a zipper inside pouch. I like how it looks like the tree has a zipper in it. I didn't plan that at all btw.
Anyways I seem to be rambling so I'm out!