…is not always a bad thing. According to Made With Moxie. This week has been declared Selfish Sewing Week. The plan is to spend one hour each day this week sewing something for yourself. Not a bad way to end National Sewing Month. Well I decided to do it all at once! Kira and I took a sick day yesterday…a very productive sick day.
I can’t tell you how happy I am with how it turned out.
When I make another one (which I can’t wait to do) I think I’ll stick with the original size (20″ square). Mine was made from a 30″ square.
My favorite feature is the closure. It’s a small strap that fits over/around one of the handles so the bag is closed but still open enough for easy access.
Now because mine is bigger I had some extra fabric and decided to add pockets to the outside (front and back).
Isn’t the fabric perfect? It reminds of an old carpet-bag but much prettier!! I bought it at Joann’s. It’s Waverly Home Décor (it was on sale!! NICE)
Now for the inside. I don’t know what I love more the ticking fabric, which matched the color of the floral print perfectly or all the wonderful pockets.
That’s a shawl in progress that I’m finishing for a friend. Fits perfectly with room to spare…
A place for everything and everything in its place!!! I love my new bag!! And no I don’t feel an ounce of guilt about my selfish sewing project.
Now that all that selfishness is out of my system, I’m off to make something for a new mom!!! Have I mentioned lately how much I love to make things!!!!