A week ago my sweet friend Cherise sent me an email
telling me about the coupon code that Spoonflower
had offered for a free fat quarter of fabric.
(I have the most awesome friends!!!)
So I hurried over there and ordered this super fun fabric
with the old school tattoo style print!
When it arrived I knew I had to make something
for myself, but I wasn't sure just what to make.
Since we have a sewing event coming up at our church
on Sept 22nd, (if you're in the area, you should join us!)
I thought it would be nice to have
a zipper bag to carry my rotary cutter and scissors in.
I used Simplicity 9949 view I.
I made it 2" wider to accommodate the length of my scissors.
I have to say that this pattern
was definitely NOT FTS (fun to sew)
I seriously wanted to cut this bag to pieces
and throw it in my scrap bin......
But the adorable fabric saved it.
Sometimes it's all about the fabric :)
So I persevered.
It took me most of the day to make this one little bag.
I ended up spending WAY too much time
with my seam ripper *ugh*
And I ended up finishing the binding by hand.
The one good thing that happened was the 2 end pieces
looked like I fussy cut them,
when in fact it was just a happy accident
that the print lined up perfectly on both sides!
So now I have a fun little bag that will be put to good use,
and I know to NEVER use that bag pattern again :)
Have you ever used a pattern that you hated?