I'm so happy that its Friday and am so looking forward to sewing this weekend!
This week I have been making more grocery bags and have sold them all. I also made two more pocketbooks.
The first one is my new Spring bag! It is made from some toile fabric that my daughter gave me for my birthday in February. The fabric has some pink and green in it. She also gave me the pink and white dotted fabric to match. I purchased some green ribbon for the trim. The toile portion is machine quilted.
I accidentally made the bag about 3 inches taller than my normal bags, but didn't have the heart to cut off the extra. If I cut it off I would be losing some of the people's heads in the toile fabric!
I have been using this bag all week and really enjoying it. It has 8 inside pockets which I made by taking various articles that I wanted to put in the pockets, laying them on the pocket fabric and sewing the seam to fit. The only problem now is figuring out which pocket the item I need is in without looking! I take the mail to the post office at work each afternoon and it all fits in my new bag easily.
The second bag is another John Deere bag for my husband to sell. Its the first John Deere bag I have made in the larger size. It is also machine quilted.
This is how I came up with the sizes of the pockets. I just got out my checkbook, memo book, cell phone, etc. and used them to get the right sizes like this.
I have also been working on my clothespin bag pattern and made two of those this week. I hope to have some in the Etsy Shop soon.
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