Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Mid Summer Sewing

As I re-learn every summer, summer time sewing is not for me.  Not because I don't want to, because my sewing list, sewing wants, and fabric closet is always on my mind.  Our business picks up in summer months which means my work load does also.  Our yard is really acres and they all require attention, not like a farm, but mowing mulching trimming and more mowing.  Family and friends come by for dips in the pool, and really, I'd rather be outside with them than inside with my machine (well maybe not REALLY, but I go outside anyway.)  

I have managed to get two things done in the last two weeks.  
One is a sweet SuperTote! 

I used Michael Miller's Nevermore line on the exterior pocket and the interior lining.  I thought this fabric was perfect for the recipient of this tote.  

The exterior pieces are Robert Kaufman Chambray in black.  I love this print!  I have plans for more items using this fabric in different colors.

The recessed zipper - I used a purse zipper that has two pulls and I think this will be perfect on this tote.  I'm going to use these from now on.  

Elastic pocket on one side and fitted pocket for cell phone, pens, small items on the other interior side.  

The pattern for this bag can be found on Noodlehead blog!

Keep Calm and Quilt On!


Tammy said...

I have the same issus in summer. Acreage to take care of...And yards to take care of for th siter and the mother in law and the landscapeing fo rthe rental home as well. As it is without tenants at this time. Notenough hours much less days in the week to do it all.

LethargicLass said...

love your fabric choices... the Nevermore to me seems to me to be a super awesome fabric that most people ignore lol

jeifner said...

This really is fabulous. I've never done an inset zipper. Do you think the pattern is beginner inset friendly?