More scrappy fun

March 18th 2015

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!

mickey cross body bag

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!

mickey scraps designs

As I quilted the second one it occurred to me to hide some “mickeys” in the quilting.

mickey quilitng

Now the recipient can count Mickeys as they stand in line or something.

mickey cross body bag 2

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

sewing for fun

3 thoughts on “More scrappy fun

  1. Amanda a.k.a. The Patchsmith

    Have you bugged my workroom? How do you know I jump up-and-down and squeal with delight every time I make a block from scraps? Nice tote by the way – I particularly like the Mickey quilting. Who’d have thought scraps can be so much fun!!! xxxx

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