OK, so I think I’m going to do a tutorial for this next weekend – I figured out how to do covered corners on zippy pouches. Photos below.
I know, I know. It’s been about a million years since I’ve posted. So here’s what’s going on – school started a couple of weeks ago (I do tech support for a university, didn’t you know?), and that means I get all angsty and stressy and don’t want to sew. So I took some time off between Etsy orders to relax instead of cranking out new stuff for the store. I’ve been obsessively watching 30 Rock while I sew, and also not while I sew. I LOVE that show! Jack kills me :p I also ordered my new iPhone 5 at 3:10 AM on pre-order day. For those of you that don’t know me, I’ve been without a smart phone for three weeks now. I sold mine early to get the best price before the announcement. My old phone paid for my new phone, but in the meantime I’ve been using an old slide phone from 2007. Very sad. I even asked to take Friday the 21st off so I could be here to sign for the delivery!! I’m desperate.
It’s been nice to take a break from the constant sewing, and I’ve gotta be honest, I really don’t enjoy making things for people that I think are ugly, and that has happened a few times now.
An old friend of mine asked me to make a camera bag for her, I’m using the “Back to School Satchel” pattern from Lisa Lam’s book A Bag for all Reasons. The title of the book annoys me. The pattern is cute, I just made it a couple of inches deeper to accomodate the camera padding. I’ve got the pieces cut and interfaced now, and I’m going to start assembling today. Fingers crossed, this pattern construction seems really odd! I will post photos as I go I think. Got my inspiration from this spectacular version a few weeks ago – http://www.howaboutorange.blogspot.com/2012/07/satchel-sewing-pattern-review.html I also love that fabric from Jessica Jones. I wish I could afford it, 16$ a yard, yowsa!
I’ve also got my eye on Amy Butler’s Weekender Bag pattern, the be all end all home sewing bag pattern. But I need a piping foot and lots of fabric. I would really like to do it in Jessica Jones fabric, but again, yowsa! The bag is so expensive between the three yards of fabric needed, two yards of interfacing needed, piping, piping foot… ugh. It would be a great project but I wouldn’t want to sell it, would hardly use it, and the time and stress would be exponentially huge. Still mulling that one over.
And now for the photos! By the way, this pouch is on sale at Etsy – https://www.etsy.com/listing/109610201/elephants-zipper-pouch-with-covered