Monday, September 10, 2012

It was all about the fabric......

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.
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?


  1. It looks awesome, and it doesn't look like you too a seam ripper to it at all!

  2. Very very cute! I wrote the pattern number down to give it a try until I read that it wasn't FTS! It's adorable and I love the fabric

  3. that turned out too cute for words

  4. I LOVE the fabric :-)! Since I am challenged and need a lot more practice sewing I want to throw away quite a few patterns and my seam ripper and I are fast friends :-)! But, I still have way too much fun to EVER stop sewing.

    Practice makes perfect :-)!

  5. you're right this fabric is adorable. Love the pouch too

  6. Love that fabric. The bag turned out very cute. I have had a few patterns that I either quickly passed on to someone with more patience or just threw it away.

  7. So cute!!!
    I like this type of fabric...