Wednesday, June 06, 2007

My Recent Projects

My sister asked if I could make three of my nephews (I have 12 nephews total - but not all from the same sister:)) little zippered pouches for scout camp. Each boy needs his own personal first aid kit and she thought fabric pouches would be so much cooler than little ziploc bags. I used some football fabric I got from the thrift store for a quarter, zippers from my stash, iron letters from my stash and VOILA!! Cute bags for three cute boy scouts:)


I found an awesome book all about tote bags a while back (from Goodwill for $1.99) and this weekend I made two bags using one of the patterns called "Three Piece Shoulder Tote". They came together very quickly and easily. I made this one for a birthday present for a friend that I have known since we were three years old - it turned out so awesome that it was hard to pack it up and mail it away:) But I think I have enough of these fabrics left to make one more.


And this version is for the Bag Ladies Swap for June through Flickr. This is my first month with this group and I'm really excited. This month's theme was polka dots. I used a little green dot print for the inside and added an interior pocket to this one, along with a matching tissue holder. This print just screams "summer" to me.

9 comments:

TinkerBlue said...

Great idea for the first aid kit. My guides (girl scouts) all use ziplocks still, maybe they need zippered pouches.

Lucy said...

You are definitely the sewing mistress! I love the blue bag as well. You always find such a variety of swaps to participate in, I enjoy seeing all your projects and gifts fromthem!

lucy

Vallen said...

Love the bags - yes the one says summer and I love its bounciness but the other is sheer beauty!!! I love the color combntaiona and the fabrics together.

Rebecca said...

Love the littel zipper pouches for your nephews! Great idea. And the tote bags are too cute. I'm new to sewing so even these "easy" projects amaze me. :)

Regina said...

Very Nice. I really like those two bags. Great job! It's hard sending things you like away :(

Ta ta!

em said...

Those are great totes and very summery. I keep threatening to change to a summer bag but I just love my dark purple bag so much. I'm in the mood to sew - maybe I'll make a new one! :)

Kelly said...

those zipper bags are great. way cute! and i loved the hand bags, especially those polka dots. they looked like lots of fun!

Renee said...

Great job I love the blue floral bag that is adorable and a great combo of fabrics

Allotment Lady said...

They are really beautiful bags - and just three pieces - sounds great fun, and do-able for a beginner like me too!