Just for the record, I have been working on my big sewing list. I’ve actually made more than just the book tote tutorial in my previous post. Here’s one of my recent finished items:
This bag was for my cousin‘s birthday. The pictures don’t really show just how big it is. I’ll have to ask her to take a picture of it. It’s HUGE. I wanted to put my cat in it, but Dickson shook his head and said that she would be displeased…
I found the red fabric at JoAnn’s, and the rest of the bag is basically made of burlap. Now I can officially say that I’ve worked with burlap and that I HATE working with burlap. It gets EVERYWHERE. Don’t get me wrong, the texture resulted in a really cool looking bag, but when working with it and cutting it, it seemed to shed more than my cat!
I found the buttons at JoAnn’s, too. It took me quite some time to find them. Oooh, I forgot to mention that I made two strap lengths for this bag. Granted, I’d use the longer ones for such a big bag. This was also the first time I finally successfully using binding for the top of my bag. I’ve always wondered how to get the thread to catch the back side, but this tutorial from Amy Karol made me realize the simple trick. I’m super excited to practice bias binding tape again.
The inside of the bag is my cute piggy fabric from my precious Taiwan stash. Lynn and I were both born the year of the pig, so I thought it’d be appropriate since we have total pig-pride. 😀
Anyway, happy birthday Cousin!