Does this happen to anyone else? You get this little thrill when you make something really great with scraps? I know some of you do, fess up! Maybe you squeal or jump up and down or put it on Instagram. Yes, me too!
After I made this Mickey Bucket Tote, I had some squares and rectangles left that for the regular lay person would naturally be trash. But I saved them and hummed and hawed (is that a word?) until I created a fun design for another kind of bag. I have made cross body bags before, see here, so I kinda just repeated the same technique to make these. I just varied the patches and combined some other scraps and came up with 2 new designs. The squares in the center on the left are totally fussy cut, since the fabric itself is patchwork. Ha!
As I quilted the second one it occurred to me to hide some “mickeys” in the quilting.
Now the recipient can count Mickeys as they stand in line or something.
These were so fun to make and pretty easy. Helps that I have made them before.
I guess this would also count as a project for
I really enjoy making things for people. I find the process so satisfying, especially as I see the finished product come together like this bucket tote. (Bucket because of the wide bottom)
I have my “standard” go to bag pattern that I can whip up in no time (2 hours at least)
But this person wanted me to “reproduce” something she already had in Mickey Mouse fabrics. No problem.
First up, we had to choose fabrics and came up with these fat quarters and roses for the lining. She loves roses. Her name is Rosie and she loves all things vintage and Victorian.
She wanted to wear it cross body style so I replicated the 3 inch strap in patchwork. I wanted to add some cool hardware rings for the strap but 3 inches is too wide. Next time, I’ll find the hardware first and adjust the strap width.
I arranged the fabric in strips, with a wider bottom (center), and sewed them together to make the outside. I layered it with batting and backing and quilted it as I would a quilt.
After sewing it closed, WST, at 1/8 inch. I turned it inside out and created a french seam by sewing RST 1/4 inch seam(red) I covered the raw edges with binding (black) so it’s neat and tidy.
I added the snaps then attached my label and strap with the binding.
Now she is ready for a trip to Walt Disney World.
She has my card in case anyone asks where she got it. LOL
Then I started playing with the scraps. I think I’m making a little bag for her daughter now.
Today is the day!
Hop on over to Susie’s Blog andcheck out my Simply Striped Pillow.
This was such a fun project thanks Susie!! Below are the other participants. Tomorrow Susie will feature her own pillows.
On March 3rd, Susie herself right from her Sunroom!
On March 4th, meet the very skilled Geta from Geta’s Quilting Studio
On March 5th, meet Sheri, Multi-project extraordinairre, from Sunshine in the Attic
On March 6th, meet lovely Lara from Buzzin’ Bumble
On Marth 7th, meet Amanda the Most Clever Mug Rug Designer better known as The Patchsmith and
ON March 8th, Susie’s very own sister, Amy from Amy Made That (my very first quilty bloggy friend)