Friday, May 27, 2016

A New Summer Bag

A few days ago, I decided that I needed a new bag for traveling that would hold my large sunglasses, keys, wallet, cell phone, and a few other things. Also, it had to be a shoulder bag and have a front pocket that would hold a train ticket as I frequently travel by train. Once I decided on the size, I gathered all of my supplies and found everything that I needed without having to go to Joann's, a real plus. I didn't use a pattern, I just cut the size rectangle that I thought would be correct and went from there. The pocket was made from a pattern that I drafted from a previous bag and the back pocket was added before I sewed the side seams. The shoulder strap was sewn to D-rings for stability.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Bettina Bear is Finished

Last night I finished Bettina Bear after working on her for probably three years. I started using a book and then took off on my own with different embroidery and beading. She was lots of fun to make. The most difficult part of sewing her together was making the head, especially sewing in the ears. Other than buying some rayon embroidery floss, I think that I already had everything that I needed to make her.