Saturday, February 14, 2009

And here it is....

I know you've been waiting patiently for it (well, at least one of you LOL). My second ever sewing project!!

A library bag for L. And I didn't even follow a tutorial.

L is obsessed with the colour orange. It all started with Harmony Day, the "colour" of which is orange. Then he ended up on the orange team for sports day. Since then it's been orange-this and orange-that. If it's not orange, he doesn't want to know about it. I actually don't like the colour orange all that much myself, so it's been a bit taxing LOL

So he chose the fabric for the bag. And he liked the camo-print-north-american-animals because it had orange on it. Orange coyotes to be specific. I wanted to make the bag reversible so I got some matching orange fabric to go with it and voila! A reversible library bag that indulges his obsession with orange.

It took me quite a while to finish, mostly due to wanting to applique his name on the orange side of it, but being a little afraid of doing so. Last weekend I bit the bullet and did it. And it wasn't all that hard. Don't look too closely at my sewing though LOL And then today I finally got stuck in and made the handles and attached them and sewed the two pieces together. It's turned out pretty good if I do say so myself. I needed to finish it by Tuesday next week, because Tuesday is library day. And we've already had 3 library days without a cool library bag. He's pretty happy with it.

Now, what to make next?


Bec said...

Congrats! The applique looks great. Applique has always been one of the things I've wanted to try but been scared to do.
Oh and I'm not a fan of orange either ;-)

sherre said...

that looks fantastic well done :)

Jetta's Nest said...

The applique looks really good. The whole bag looks great!

Kylie said...

The bag looks great - and love the appliqued name on it! Well done - I am sure he loves it. Isn't it funny how our children choose things that we detest or dont like - it is like they know!