Sunday, January 29, 2012

From one charm pack....

Last weekend I did some sewing. It was my MILs' birthday 2 days before DHs' and what to get someone who has everything?

So I made her a present:

Quilted Tote Bag made from Moda Glace fabric
Quilted Tote Bag


Pattern: Mad Quilters' Quilted Tote Bag

Fabric: 22 5" charm squares of Moda Glace (which was given to me by a very lovely knitter), plus green cotton from my stash.

photo showing a magnetic clasp inside a bag
I added a few changes including a magnetic clasp


photo showing a magnetic clasp inside a bag
a magnetic clasp


photo showing an internal pocket inside a bag
an internal pocket


and

photo showing a key retainer on a quilted tote bag=
and a key retainer


The bag is very roomy for it's size:

interior of quilted tote
2x 50g balls of sock yarn inside with plenty of room to spare


All these modifications were new to me and I used this tutorial for the Internal zipped pocket

I enjoyed the pattern but as a relative beginner found a few things a bit confusing.

Another 6 charms from the same pack were used last year when I made a little present for the physio assistant who was wonderful and helped me through the pain of using gym equipment for the first time since my accident:

little zipped purse sewn in Moda Glace fabric
Zippy Wallet in Moda Glace


Pattern: Zippy Wallet by noodlehead

little zipped purse sewn in Moda Glace fabric
Zippy Wallet in Moda Glace


I've made this pattern twice before for my niece and my Sister In Law and still enjoyed making it.

little zipped purse sewn in Moda Glace fabric
Zippy Wallet in Moda Glace


It was very well received and apparently the pocket is perfect for a hotel key card.

I still have a few charms (5" squares) left mainly of Christmas fabrics but have no plans for them yet.

I'm still behind on revealing my sewn projects and also have a knitted project that will be finished soon.

1 comment:

Lisa said...

Love the bag, it's a really popular pattern.

The zippy wallet is really good, I admire you for working on projects that I would consider 'fiddly'.