My, isn't April whizzing by too quickly!! I managed a little sewing this week, despite the chaos of having more work done in my home! But more on that another day!
In the meantime, here is a run through of the projects on my Spring into Summer table.
At the front of my table are 2 little Dumpling Pouches.
The original tutorial is for the small size, and I characterised it into a handbag friendly medicine pouch with a little applique!
To achieve the larger pouch, simply enlarge the template on a printer and use a longer zipper.
Also at the front of the table are my Flex Frame Glasses cases (tutorial available here) and my Travel Toiletry Bag.
I'll be teaching the Toiletry Bag as a Saturday Workshop on 16th June (pattern available here).
Next up is my Beach Bag.
This roomy bag is lined with water-resistant Rip-Stop and includes a useful 'wet bag' for your soggy swimsuit and lotions!
The pattern is available here!
Finally, 3 summer bags!
My Pineapple Tote was a fun design for Quilt Now, mixing a little scrappy piecing and foundation paper piecing. You can read lots more about the features of this tropical tote here!
My Beach Ball Bag uses the porthole technique to cleverly turn a square pinwheel block into a round beach ball.
It's another roomy bag for keeping all your summer shopping secure! Read more about it here.
And finally, my Summer Flowers Shopping Bag!
I used 'economy' squares to showcase the prettiest floral fabric and a sweet stripe border, mitred at the corners (look closely!). Aren't they lovely with the Essex linen background!
While the faux leather handles can be a little tricky to sew-in, they are totally worth it! I love the finish they give to this sturdy shopper! And here's where I get them!
I hope you've enjoyed hearing a little more about them!