Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy Independence Day!!

Hope you are enjoying your holiday if it is a holiday where you are. We are having a lazy and hot day around here. BBQ is already going - dinner is going to be delish!! Meanwhile, lazy for me means free time to sew - yaay!

I have been sewing up more multi-tasker totes. Love this pattern. These are going to be gifts.

More Garden party fabric matched with some Farmer's Market from Sandi Henderson. You might've noticed that I have used this particular print a lot lately - I do love that one and I have it in every colorway. Gotta figure out what to make with the gold version.
I tried a little something different with this version of the tote - I interfaced the lining with decor-bond (heavy weight interfacing) then used a fusible fleece on the front panel. This one can stand up on it's own pretty well even though it is sewn in quilting weight cottons. I cut the interfacing a bit short and left it off the top part of the bag where the handle is attached so that it can still gather up nicely.
The top picture is AMH's Drawing room fabric which is a home dec weight fabric and really works perfectly for this tote bag with minimal interfacing. I simply interfaced the front panel of that one with some fusible fleece. Works perfectly.

Enjoy the fireworks! Happy sewing!
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