I've been sewing again! The 4th was rainy here, so I stayed inside and sewed all afternoon. Up above is the tote I made for Maddie. She spotted this Hello Kitty fabric when we were out shopping one day and asked me to make her a bag. Who was I to argue?
It's just a basic tote -- no pattern involved. It is lined and I also used interfacing to give it some body. (I'm *so* into the iron-on interfacing.) I think I mentioned this before, but if you ever want to make a tote and don't know how, just check out Mariko's totebags 101 at her blog Super Eggplant. I'm sure you all know who Mariko is, but if you don't, go check out her blog -- it's great!
Next up. . .
Here is a cute little pouch that I made. I've seen a lot of pouches and things made as a result of the whole back-tack thing. (I'm so sorry that I missed getting in on that!) And there is even a tutorial for this type of zippered pouch listed on the site -- Thimble's Front Zippered Pouch Tutorial.
Once again, I didn't use a pattern (although I did look at Thimble's tutorial before starting). I had a 7" zipper and I knew I wanted the pouch to be square, so I went from there. And of course I used iron-on interfacing :)
It's even lined. See. . .
Don't let all this sewing fool you though! I've been knitting too. The latest Black Sheep Bags design is in it's final phase and I've also been working on my lace scarf pattern. More on that later!