|Stitching Oasis Sewing Machine Apron|
My annual retreat was 2 weeks ago, but before I went we had a couple of snow days at work. So I was able to get a head start on my retreat projects, and finish them while on retreat.
I've wanted to make a sewing machine apron for awhile now, so took advantage of a snow day from school to figure out my design. I wanted a random pieced patchwork in fun colors, so started cutting strips. After some minimal quilting to hold the layers together, I added an ironing pad and pockets to hold all of my sewing supplies that I need to keep near, but always end up on the floor. How does that always happen? I made a pincushion that fits in a pocket and is attached to the mat (that sucker isn't going to end up on the floor either!)
Next on my list was this cool Poolside Tote, pattern by Noodlehead. I loved making her Super Tote pattern and this one was just as much fun, but much easier and faster. It's basically for carrying beachy, picnic or quilty items. There is a handy key fob inside and zipper pocket outside (also smart and easy to install).
Retro Duffel Bags, so I had to make one too. (it's a requirement when something is so darned cute!) I used prequilted outerwear fabric and made handles with newsprint fabric. I know white probably isn't the best choice for handles, but it looked so good, I had to use it!
Boxy Corner Bags from the leftover fabric and used lace zippers. So I have a matching set for the next travel opportunity.
|Birthing the bag. Yes, it's a real thing!|