Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Monday Makers! #21 :)

Monday Makers!  This is a project I've had in mind ever since I picked up the Berenstain Bears fabric you see in the photo - it was a small 8" X WOF remnant - I knew almost from the beginning that I wanted to make a kids library book bag with BB as the focal fabric :)  I had just enough to do a wide pocket in the front, a smaller pocket inside, and one zipper bag to go with the tote.  Everything is cut out and ready to sew - I'll get started on it tomorrow :D

Last week I started a couple of penguin pouches - I got get them finished then realized that they're made from the same fabrics as the 3 bags I finished last year as Christmas gifts for our oldest son's little neighbour girls :D  Since I could get two of these bags out of one width of fabric, I kitted a second pouch for each of the main fabrics - and now they're all finished :D  I have some penguin charms coming from Ebay so when they arrive, I can tuck the bags into my gift box :)  Pattern is available from stubbornlycrafty on Etsy (NAYY) :)

Here are a few use-up-fabrics projects I've completed recently:

Flex frame bags (5" x 5") to use up the last of that truck fabric (which was a remnant of a FQ from our local Fabricland).  These are going to Blue Hills :)

Donkey bag and two blue zipper pouches - these are going to Blue Hills :)

Drawstring gift bag using the last of the raindrop fabric (that co-ordinates with the donkey fabric in the previous picture - both are by Laurie Wisbrun) - this one is going in my drawstring gift bag bag :D

 I have a stack of projects downstairs to photograph but it's so cold outside and so dreary inside, that I keep putting it off - winter doldrums, I think!  At least I'm still sewing, even if I'm not posting :D  I hope everyone is staying warm and safe, and enjoying some crafty time!  ;)

Posted to Monday Makers! #21 :)

Edited Jan. 31/15 - I'm posting the penguin bags to the January Ho Ho Ho and On We Sew linky party - I thought I would add a photo of the penguin pendants I bought to use for zipper pulls!  They haven't arrived yet but I'm sure they'll be here soon - NAYY :D

Penguin pendants purchased on Ebay :D I'll add small gold split rings and hang these from the zipper :)


  1. I love that donkey fabric! I wanted to buy some of it, but never did :) I'm sure I have plenty of other cute fabrics in my stash, though… I've wondered about making some of those flex frame bag, but have never gotten to it yet. How do you like making them?

  2. They are all so lovely Sandra! Thank you for linking up with me!

  3. All of them look fab, though I like the penguins best of all! I've been meaning to look into where to buy flex frame for ages. You've reminded me :)

  4. These are all great projects Sandra, the penguin bags are my favourite!

  5. Are the Berenstain Bears books still in print? If so, I imagine there'll be one popped inside the library bag. Love the zipper pouches going to Blue Hills. The contrasting blue is perfect for the dark pinstripe.

  6. Those penguin pouches are just the cutest thing.I've never worked with a flex frame, is it hard?

  7. those penguin bags are so cute. I'm the opposite of you, I'm still blogging, but I'm not actually sewing!

  8. Those penguin pouches are the cutest!

  9. Sorry I haven't been around much. This cold is taking ages to clear. Anyway I'm trying to do some catch up now. You are the queen of pouches. Those penguin ones are so adorable.

  10. Hey! Berenstain Bears fabric? How did I miss this? Cute, cute, cute projects as always!

  11. I love seeing all your projects! Each one is cuter than the last one! Thanks for sharing!!!


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