Tuesday, January 22, 2013

My 1st Design. My Cutting Mat and Ruler Bag.

I designed the pattern and did the quilting and added interfacing and the liner matches the in-the hoop portfolio I made in a class awhile back. 
I am very proud and excited about my new bag. I am taking some classes and going to some open sews now. I needed something to carry my 24" Rulers and Cutting Mat for protection.  Plus its a great easy bag to carry with the machine and everything else at the same time.

Since I posted this I am flattered away! I have had a lot of people asking for my pattern and I do not have one I just  made it on my own playing around in the sewing room.

1 yard outside fabric 

1 yard inside lining fabric. 
1 yard batting 
I sandwich the 3 layers placed my ruler and mat on top of folded sandwich to decided what size I wanted.
 trimmed to desired fit. 
Quilted the Sandwich / than added binding to the top folded raw edges
measured handles to fit around my sewing machine bag handle added them 
Sewed sides together and my bag was born. 
I used the fold for the bottom seam I feel it makes it stronger with no sewn seem to rip open. 
This will make the patterned fabric upside down on one side when you are finished. 
My thought is only one side shows when I walk with it. I keep the correct side out the upside down side to my body or machine bag handles. 

Your choice on what you like. Thanks

A 2nd Pillow With A Big Goof Oppps!

Here is another pillow I did and I never noticed until I was all finished I forgot to pin block seams in place and sewed them backwards. Since it is all together and going to my great mom it will work ok.
Moms love everything and don't ever notice the flaws.

I will always carry the lessons learned and triple check everything .