Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Reversible tote

eversible Tote Bag

This quick and easy pattern came from one of my books. I had purchased the two fabrics on different occasions, but I loved the combination when I realized how well they went together! Since it's rather light weight, it's good for a couple books, a lunch and supplies for the day, gym clothes, or packing up craft supplies. I use is mostly for the last two options. It was a super quick project and I think it would be good for beginning sewers.

the Decemberists


One of my favorite bands is called the Decemberists. I don't know how to describe their music, but they are usually epic and some are consumptive chimney sweeps and ragamuffin orphans. They're fun to listen to and see in concert. Anyway, another reason they are so cool is that they were selling embroidery patterns for their band. There was a logo, plane, mermaid, and bike. My friend Katherine wrote to the merchandise website and since they had some left over from sales, they sent her a couple sets. She gave me one, and I transferred some of the images onto my Iron and Wine (another indie band) tote that Dan gave me. Viola! A perfectly indie tote.



athered Clutch Purse

I made this clutch from a tutorial I found on a blog I follow. I used some of the left-over fabric from Danielle's apron and Katherine's purse. I think it turned out well. I love the gathered front, but I also like the organizational inside. There is a divider, and two card pockets. :) This was a really easy pattern and beginners could do it!