Thursday, August 29, 2013
Back to School
School started earlier this week for my two older daughters. I really hadn't planned on doing any back to school sewing this year (figured they would just do their own) but one thing led to another and I ended up helping with two new messenger bags. And I even let them pick from my small Echino stash and use the last of my Essex Yarn Dyed Linen.
For both bags, we loosely followed my easy messenger style book bag tutorial - adjusting the measurements to fit their school stuff. For my 8 year old's bag, we did all QAYG panels (she did most of the quilting) and we added one zip pocket inside. And she chose some adorable Ed Emberly fabric for the lining.
My 10 year old had very specific ideas for what she wanted - including fussy cutting from the middle of the fabric (!!!) and using a zig zag stitch to applique it to the flap. (If you look closely, you can see she kind of missed in a few spots - one of us should probably fix that soon!)
I was hesitant at first but I'm glad I decided to let them use the echino - fabric is supposed to be used, not stored in a box, right?!!?!?
Quilt Photography Workshop Link Up (August link up open until Sat.)
A Great Fabric Sale and Giveaway (open until Sat., Aug 31, 2013 11:59pm EST)