Friday, July 3, 2015

Can I Get A Whoop Whoop? A Little Recreational Sewing...

Hi, all!

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!


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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!

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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!!

Hugs!

Sarah

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!

23 comments:

  1. At first glance I thought that was a wolf. It makes a stunning pouch/clutch. Sorry you had trouble with the zipper. They're not my favorite thing to sew by any means. Must be a needle-breaking week. First time in years, and I broke not one, but two!

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  2. Great bag. Sorry you had so much trouble with the zip. They are my nemesis as well

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  3. Like the bag! I'm too chicken to attempt a zipper.
    Whooping it up over a new quilt.

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  4. The bag came out great! Love the dance video!

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  5. The bag is oh so chic. Very eye-catching and that it has more than one look makes it a WINNER!!!

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  6. That tiger is so cool and I love what you did with it. Zippers have gotten easier but not by much :)

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  7. Great bag! I love days when we step away from the "to do" list.

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  8. I love the tiger! Making it into a purse was such a great idea!

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  9. Whoop-Whoop!!
    What a fantastic bag. Love the placement of the tiger face it FAB as well as the charm.

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  10. That Bengal is phenomenal! Love what you did with it! And that's about the cutest happy dance gif I've ever seen on your Whoop Whoop!

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  11. What a lovely bag - have eyed this on Hawthorn's site (and some other things). I find metal zips need to be exact size to work with - hate running over metal teeth.

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  12. What a beautiful bag! That Bengal tiger fabric has gone on my wish list!

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  13. Sarah, that Bengal tiger fabric is gorgeous and I LOVE your foldover bag! Did you follow a pattern, or just make it up as you went along? Zippers are funny beasts. Sometimes they go in like a dream and you wonder what the fuss is about, but I too have had those days where it seems like the zipper has it in for me. I'm glad you had another zipper on hand that you were able to use instead.

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  14. That bag came out great! Love the detail in the tiger's face and also that zipper pull is a great little added detail.

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  15. Great bag you made and I LOVE that little dancer at the end of the post. ;)

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  16. Sarah, that bag is awesome! Love everything about it, from the tiger face to the zipper pull.

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  17. I absolutely love your AWESOME bag and your zipper pull! When I saw the completed project it really gave me inspiration. Thank you for sharing and have a great day!

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  18. Love the bag! And the little dancer :)

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  19. Love the bag! And the little dancer :)

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  20. No Whoop Whoop for me this week - maybe next week.I just recently discovered Hawthorne Threads digitally printed fabric and bought some to try out. Can't wait to play with it. You should submit your project to them to go along with the fabric!

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  21. Love that hexie fabric on the bag. Nice job.

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