More finishes - it's going to be a stash-bustery July :)
First up - Retreat type zipper pouch, made with scraps of basketball fabric a sewy no-blog friend gave me :D Hey Chris - I used up every inch of the fabric!
Close-up of the zipper pull - a basketball net :D
first one it worked out so well that I gave it away as a gift, and kitted 2 more to stitch up. And now - the 2 more are stitched up, ready to be gifted as well :) Tutorial here, pattern here :) What do you think - pink next ... or purple, maybe?
And one last finish to post for now - I follow a site called SewCanShe - each month Caroline's readers pick an "untutorial" that we would like Caroline to write an actual tutorial for - she lets us vote, then when the decision is made, she -- writes up a tutorial! June's project was a Peek-a-Boo pouch with two vinyl pockets (one with a zipper closure. I took some liberty with the closure, changing it to a magnetic snap ... which then necessitated me fixing a rather glaring booboo - the ugly back of the magnetic snap was dead center on the outside, HAHA. A few stitches on a crocheted flower I had in stash - and booboo is hidden :) See the little Eiffel Tower in the last picture? That was my first booboo - I cut the holes for the magnetic snap ... in the wrong spot, so had to cover up the hole. I stitched a little tag over top, and now it's a Design Decision :D My first new to me for July, and #20 of 52 in my "52 in 16" quest :D
Have a great day - I'm headed to a friend's house for a get-together - I met the two ladies online, in a chatroom!!!, back in '97 for one of them, and '99 for the other. We've been friends since then, and we try to get together every couple of months :D Actually we'd get together more often than that, but with 3 couples, 10 children and some greats between us, scheduling is somewhat difficult, LOL!