I've been so busy lately that I haven't had time to do much crafting except for a few rounds a night on my poor sock. So Saturday I decided to take (most of) the day off so that I could sew.
I got a super cool Japanese craft book on my trip to Mitsuwa in July and had been wating to try to make one of these triangle bags that appear on the cover. The instructions were in Japanese and for some reason the directions for this bag weren't as extensive as the ones for other items, so I had to wing it.
I had some scraps of Halloween fabric laying around (hence the halloween bag made in july :) and I figured it would have to be quilted to be able to stand up. So I forged ahead. It's not perfect, but I feel like my sewing is getting better with practice, so I'm considering it a success. I learned to make bias tape, although I used store bought on the seems on the inside of the bag. . .
I also started a patchwork bag of my own design, but ran out of time. Maybe in September I will get back to it -- ha ha. August looks like it will be busy for us.
Adobe Illustrator question!! I just downloaded the trial version of Illustrator and loved it. I used it today to make a diagram for my Carroll Bag pattern (yes, I'm back to work on a Sunday). So I only have 24 days left and I'm feeling sad already. Does anyone know a good place to get the program -- there's no way I could pay the $500 it's going for. Is there a place I could get an outdated version maybe? And if so, are older versions still good? Any input would be much appreciated!