I made this reversible apron for my friend’s daughter’s birthday. You make it with a fat quarter, and you use every piece of the fabric because you turn the armholes into pockets! It was my first time using rick-rack, but I love the little flair it adds to the apron. This is a pretty easy project, and it takes no time to sew! The instructions are really well explained, and can be found here. Seems like the possibilities are endless…..I definitely see more of these in my future, especially because I saw some awesome superhero fabric at Jo-anns the other day that was just calling Milo’s name!
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Another attempt at this bag. Much more successful this time. Still smaller than I would have liked, but sucessful, none the less!
oh. this project. I thought it would be simple and done in no time, but that wasnt the case at all. I had it pinned and it looked like the cutest bag. It also looked so easy. And it IS easy, for some reason took me FOREVER to figure it out. The whole pulling the bag through the straps thing – wasn’t happening. My fabric was getting ripped and stretched. Then when I finally DID get it mostly pulled through, I noticed that something wasnt right. after ALOT of trial and error – redoing and undoing, I figured it out. I didn’t sew the handles together properly at all. That took alot of trial and error and just settled for a lumpy mess.
This bag was a disaster in my book. Well not a complete disaster. I learned ALOT from it. So that being said, I’m going to attempt it again, and this time I should zip right through it and it should be a alot neater.
This bag also turned out WAY smaller than it did in the photo, which is why I called it a lunch pouch, rather than a bag. It’s probably the same size as my buttercup bag, or even a little bit smaller. So it will probably be perfect to throw your lunch in on the go.
The pattern is here.
I found this pattern earlier in the week and made these turtles. I have a problem where I just cant make one of something. I figured while I was cutting fabric, might as well cut some fabric for a few more….So thats what I did….and I ended up with three. These are really pretty simple to make…and I used all fabric scraps. These will make gifts for kiddos.
I’m really excited about this project!
I saw this on pinterest and followed the link and it looked like it was super easy to make! I started digging through my fabric scraps and instantly sewed the little birds. The directions call for sewing by hand, but I just used my machine and went slow around the curves. They turned out great! (the pattern for the birds can be downloaded from that link.)
I had to make a quick stop to home depot for the screw eyelets, which ended up costing $1.18. I took a stroll around the park to find a branch. I hot glued the birds to the branch. Screwed the eyelets into the branch and hung from the ceiling using fishing wire.
This would have been a great and much longer-lived idea for a mobile for milo’s room when he was a baby. I thought about hanging this in his room, but opted for hanging it above my computer in my office. This was so fun to make and I’m really happy with it!