Today I made a bag for my neighbour - she wanted to buy a bag to use for her markers and school supplies (she's a teacher) - I couldn't let her buy something that I could make for her (happily! I love my neighbour!) so I pulled out fabric I picked up during a visit to Sew Sisters (NAYY) at the beginning of the summer, and I whipped this up. It measures 9 1/2" X 4" x 4" :)
It's quilted with light grey embroidery thread, and lined with black/white gingham (I buy it at Joanns in the States when I go down there - it's not polyestery like regular gingham - it's a lovely weight of cotton that works well for the bags I like to make). I think she'll like it - I'm going to go put it on the fence between our two houses and call her :D We have a thing, my neighbour and I ;) She leaves garden goodies from her garden, on top of the fence on occasion, then calls me to tell me that our fence is doing weird things, LOL ... I try to return the favour when I can!
I'm participating in the Bag It 2017 event that Patty @ Elm Street Quilts hosts - it starts today so my Star Trek bag will be my first entry :) (The gnome bag was made prior to today so it doesn't count). If you like sewing bags, you should check it out - there will be lots of fun tutorials, and people posting their finishes (great inspiration!) and even some cool prizes :D It runs from September 18 - December 15, 2017 :)
Edited a bit later (lol) to add this photo ...
|Not 5 minutes after this picture was taken, the wind blew the bag into the neighbour's yard, LOL. |
Murphy's Law - nobody is home to rescue it, so I texted her and
told her to go on a hunt when she gets home :D