Friday, September 28, 2007

I sewed!

I think I got turned off of sewing for a while after I finished Plainspoken. Although I love that quilt, and it has a nice prominent place in our house, I just didn't have the tools or the time to make it as nice as I wanted it to be. So my (er, technically Katie's) little machine sat unused for a bit.

Then I realized maybe I just needed to bite off a little less at a time. Enter the One Evening Project.
Oilcloth Lunchbag!

Katie started school last week, so I figured she needed something to make her classmates jealous keep her lunch in.

This only took an hour or two, despite my less than amazing skills, lack of a walking foot, and the fact that these two characters were harassing me the entire time.

If I do my one and only trick maybe you will take me outside?

See how I'm gazing towards the window? I am very subtle.

They can be kinda distracting. So, yeah, don't look too closely at the stitches or anything, but this is a totally useful and very satisfying little project.


The pattern is here (identical print totally unintentional), and I found it via My Half of the Brain, which if y'all aren't reading yet, you should really check it out. That's also where I found this nifty little tutorial, which has me thinking about hand sewing... and maybe hand quilting... and what's that? Smaller bites? I'm sure I never said anything of the kind.

11 comments:

Kristy said...

Cute bag! I'm glad you found something small to get yourself back into sewing.

sulafaye said...

Very cute bag (and dogs, by the way). I sympathize entirely: my sewing bug is not nearly as active as the knitting one, but when it gets going, look out!

tiennie said...

It's very cute! My sewing machine is totally gathering dust and I have no inclination to pull it out - too many knitting projects I want to do!

Courtney said...

I have been really wishing we had a machine and pondering many small, surmountable sewing projects as of late. Very cute lunch bag!

knittingphilistine said...

nice. the kid carrying that baby will be the envy of the cafeteria, for sure. and yay! i'm always up for some sweet pooch photos!

Stacey said...

what a cute idea! so stylish!

pamela wynne said...

Love the bag! Such a great idea, and yours is very cute.

The_Add_Knitter said...

Ok, I guarantee that you could make some major Etsy ca$h by selling those lunch bags, so cute!!

Danielle said...

Hi – I saw a comment that you left on my friend the FemiKnitMafia’s blog. I wanted to email you a question, but I can’t seem to find your email address. If it’s not too much trouble, can you drop me a line at aswiminknits AT yahoo DOT com?
Thanks!

Christy said...

It's important to make the classmates jealous. Otherwise, how will they know who the coolest kid is?
It looks great. I'm jealous.

Grace said...

I want a bag like that for myself, and I love the fabric you used. I definitely know what it is like to be bothered by pets while you're trying to get work done. It is frustrating but sweet at the same time.