Friday has rolled around again, and you know what that means - it's time to get our whoop whoop on!! I know it's summer and sometimes that means that sewing time is hard to come by - so feel free to share your works in progress if that's all you have! Anything that has you whooping this week is fair game!
Last week I got a wild hair to do something outside of my list, and a good bit different from any type of sewing I've done lately. My day started off with this stack of goodness to play with...
That stack contains some leftover fat quarters from Emmy's quilt, a sample strip of Bengal from Hawthorne Threads, a big brass zipper and some hardware.
This was a tricky bit of sewing, but I've got that tiger face pieced into the outside so that it looks like it was appliquéd on top! Everything lines up....
And then I started working on the zipper. Urk! I managed to get it in backwards, had to rip it out, then when I was putting it in again, I ran over the teeth with my sewing machine and broke a needle. Then the zipper wouldn't work because I bent one of the little metal teeth on this zipper - - - so I dragged out another metal zipper from my stash. A little careful sewing (and some sweating!) and this is what I came up with!
This bag is basically a large zipper pouch that folds over.
Because it has one fabric on one side, and a different fabric on the other, the fold-over can be flipped the other way to give a different look.
I put this cute little charm on the zipper pull, just because!
And the strap comes off, so it can just be used as a clutch!
There is batting between the layers to make it feel substantial, and a pocket on the inside. It's always a pleasure to work with Hawthorne Threads' pretty fabrics, and I was so happy to find a way to use that tiger face!
And that's what I'm whooping about this week!
Now it's your turn!
What are you whooping about this week?
What's got you dancing the happy dance?
Share - because we want to dance right along with you!
And it's always more fun to dance with friends!
The party will stay open until Sunday midnight -
Hope to see you there!!
PS - If you haven't already run across it, I've started a new feature called What's On The Bookshelf Wednesdays! Check in each Wednesday for a book review of a great book, usually about quilting but I'm making no promises! Who knows, you might find out about a book you just have to have!