I made four sewing projects this weekend, and two of them were somewhat overdue birthday gifts. You’d think you’d never be late for birthdays since you always have an entire year’s notice, but that’s the way it goes.
Yes, another jewelry roll. I used the very last of the beautiful bluebird fabric for it. I did have to piece together the top flap piece, but I think that’s ok. I really like the contrast fabric I chose, too.
Although this is a simple project it seems like I always make some mistake when making it-but not this time! I hope the recipient likes it.
The other project was a little book bag for my niece. I had bought her a book and then thought I would give it to her in a bag. Believe it or not I had trouble finding big enough pieces of fabric in my stash (that weren’t destined for clothes) for this. I chose denim for the straps and exterior and used two other pieces for the lining. The start of this whole project was wanting to use an iron on from a little packet my aunt gave me last year. I love the designs it and finally gave it a go. The image transferred beautifully to some plain ivory cotton. I then sewed that on top of the outer piece of the bag, framed by grosgrain ribbon.
The whole feel of this bag was very 70s/when I was a kid to me, so I decided to make it more so by appliqueing her initial on the back.
I hope she likes it!