Saturday, October 11, 2014

Sewing Saturday Appetizer

Today is SEWING  SATURDAY!

To jump start the day, I warmed up my sewing machine with a Friday night appetizer of sewing. 

Here is the tasty morsel - a cute tote bag for any boy.

The main body if the bag is upcycled denim from my favorite blue jeans that were uber soft, but had a rip on the rear check.  The outside pocket is this fun rocket fabric that glows in the dark.  How cool is that?

And, I've line it with a complimentary yellow polka dot and with a patch pocket.

This is one of my donations for the upcoming Art in the Bag fundraiser benefitting the Beads of Courage program at Omaha's Children's Hospital and Medical Center.  www.artinthebag.com

 Blast off!


This bag is inspired by the "Sew a Season" tote by Linda Turner Griepentrog that was published on Timeless Treasures website.  

http://www.ttfabrics.com/projects/sew-season-one-size-fits-tote/

I used her design for inspiration but scaled down my pattern pieces to work with the jeans denim.  I also substituted cream web strapping for fabric handles to make the bag more rugged and because the color I had at home matched perfectly.

My next project of the day, after I've hadmy coffee is to finish this upcycled sling bag from my husband's cargo pants.  



Happy sewing!

K

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