Create Along Friday (a day early, I can’t wait)

Alright I actually did my homework quickly this time. I had plans to make this Saturday with a friend and it got me in the mood for it and even when she had to cancel I forged ahead and finished it.

For my 7 scalloped pieces I used vintage linen fat quarters I’ve been collecting for a bit. Most of them I got from this shop and some are from this one. I had plans for a quilt or something but it won’t hurt that I’ve cut into them a bit.

I made the rest of the bag with just plain black cotton, I liked how it looked with the flowery patterns. I also got fancy and added some interfacing and an inside pocket panel that I stitched to the lining to make with 3 sections. Sewing the scallops involved lost of needle in turning while sewing and when I turned my scalloped pieces right side out I had a lot of puckering, even after ironing. But I just strategically hid them with the other pieces and I picked the neatest one for the top row of scallops. I used some denim for the inside pocket and with the black inside a photo of this part wasn’t working so well.

Actually a photo at all wasn’t working so well. Home alone with 2 little ones it was tricky to get a great shot. As seen by these outtakes. Timer setting failed.

Mirror shot wasn’t working so well. So then I switched to an arty attempt, which is sort of silly.

I used the bag the next day when I took the kids to a birthday party and it got some attention. Thanks again to Kate for sharing such a fun tutorial. Be sure to check out the linky party to see all the great totes everyone made. Add your own of course.

Next on my list . . . a tablerunner!

I’ve admired these doily table runners for quite some time.  I think with snowy weather coming for some of us it will make a great festive decoration. There’s a great tutorial here, but it’s pretty straightforward – collect a ton of doilies and stitch them together in a neat way. Oh and come back and share!

6 Responses to Create Along Friday (a day early, I can’t wait)

  1. Thanks for sewing along! We have such similar taste in fabrics! I love it!

  2. it looks interesting :)

  3. Wow, your bag turned out amazing with those fabric choices. I am inspired to try making one myself!

  4. I know it won’t help now that you’re finished with the bag, but before you turned the scallops right side out, if you cut notches out of the seam allowance of the upper curves, and slits in the lower curves, it will help the fabric lay more flat once you turn it, and not pucker so much. :)

  5. This turned out gorgeous. I might even join your sewing journey after seeing this. Those vintage linens look amazing *.*

  6. I already posted on your scrap swap post but I wanted to say, love this! And I think you should do a giveaway with some of your scraps cause yours are far cooler than mine haha! I am a new follower, I love your blog!

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