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, in the form of faux piping. I used Pellon Thermolam, a fusible batting, to give the bag the body it needed. I also quilted the main body pieces to help with stability (according to Sara, Thermolam gives a slouchy result).
There are a total of 9 (yes really, NINE!) pockets in this bag! Three across the front, one in each side placket, another 3 open pockets on the inside and a large zippered pocket, also on the inside. The purse closes with a magnetic snap and has an adjustable strap.
You can see more examples of this an other purses on the Sew Sweetness flickr group or you can buy the newly released pattern from Sara here – it’s just $8!
Posted in Accessories, Pattern, Review
Tagged bag, blue, cotton, green, pattern, pocket, pockets, purse, sew sweetness, test, testing, upholstery, velocity girl
Over the summer my friend sent me a tutorial for a Nintendo DS & DSi carrycase from Christine at From an Igloo and asked if I wouldn’t mind whipping one up for her son.
Being a Lego enthusiast like my own kiddo, I used yet more of that brilliant Lego fabric I picked up from Spoonflower for C’s birthday party. The inside and the strap are solid blue cotton and I found in my button stash a nifty blue hand for decoration.
I love, love, love the perfect little zipper pocket built into the back on the case for games. It’s perfect for the games and the construction is simple, effective, and looks really spiffy.
The only thing I didn’t love was that the inside was not seamless. She mentions it in the tutorial so I was well aware ahead of time, but I would still have liked to have a seamless option.
Otherwise, I would highly recommend this tutorial! A good afternoon of work for a nice little pouch.
Posted in Pattern, Review
Tagged carry, case, DS, DSi, lego, Nintendo, pocket, pouch, spoonflower, turtorial, zipper