All day at work I've been itching to get home to do some of the sewing that is crowding my brain. So tonight when I got in from work, I went straight into my wee sewing space and I started on making a 'possible' Fat Quarterly Retreat swap item. For the swap, I am to make four identical items to swap with four other people. This means I will come home with four different items! How exciting eh?
My plan is to make a few test things first to see which will be clever, useful and original enough to give to four total strangers! Not just any strangers mind you, but strangers who quilt - some of them professionally! Do you feel the pressure too?!! I have a load of ideas so I want to try them out first before I make the final four goodies.
Below is a picture of my first test item. I used interfacing for the very first time in my life and it worked! Wow for me. I'm not sure if I like the loop for the button so I will look for some elastic and try that on the next tester. But for a first attempt (even though not completely finished), I am quite happy. If I go with this project as the swap item, I have some awesome fabric to use.
|Black and coral bag with flap and button closure.|
[UPDATE: I finished it - here is an updated photo]
|Finished - a small fold-over button closure bag. Pattern from blog 'That Morris Family'.|