Sunday, June 27, 2010

Roxy Bag

I finally finished! I have been working on this bag for quite a while, and planning it for even longer. I finished the pocket right before I had to take my sewing machine in. Once I got my sewing machine back, I just had to wait until yesterday to use my Hancock coupon to purchase the rings for the straps, which was the priciest part of the project even with the coupon.

This was one of my favorite t-shirts, and I really wanted to incorporate the Roxy logo into the bag. I also included the tag from the t-shirt into the design. I would have loved to find a blue and orange hibiscus print fabric for the lining, but I wasn't going to hold my breath so I did some decorative orange stitching instead.

The pattern is a modified version of jcaroline creative's hobo bag. I modified the strap and the zipper pocket. I also didn't use a snap closure, interfacing, or foam.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Bird Name Tag Lanyard

I made this name tag lanyard for my mom. I didn't know she needed one until we were at the mall and she bought an outrageously expensive one, even though I told her I could make one for her. I made one anyway.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Anniversary Cards

My parent's and Zack's grandparent's wedding anniversaries are both in June, so I made two of these cards. The wee tiny text at the top has the definition of "cherish."

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Zipper Pocket

Zippers are my new thing. This is my third project with a zipper in a month. This is a zipper pocket in what will be the lining of a bag. I am terribly pleased with myself for figuring out how to install the zipper so nicely. The pattern I used for the bag included instructions for the pocket, but you would've been able to see the ends of the zipper inside the pocket, and that doesn't look very good.

Lack of orange zippers is the bane of my existence. All I can find in the stores is "Tango," which isn't really a true orange. Zack found me one online, but the shipping was astronomical. So I had to use blue for this project, but I'm going to make up for it by adding decorative orange stitching to the lining.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Beef Bike Bag

On Memorial Day we got bikes, and after one ride we quickly learned we needed bike accessories: better seats, a water bottle holder, a lock, and somewhere to put our keys. So far we've got better seats, a lock, and now a bag.

Last summer I got this bag at the State Fair:

I love it, but it's flat so I don't ever use it. I was determined not to spend much making a handle bar bag so it was the perfect solution.

Here it is on the bike:
All I purchased was the zipper. I already had the clasps from some other bag I'd previously dismantled.
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