Completed: Anatomy Bag

This was a quick little project I made for my sister who’s in med school.  It’s just a simple tote bag that should come in handy for carrying her change of clothes to anatomy lab.
Anatomy Bag

It’s lined with muslin, and I added two inner pockets. I like the extra heft the lining adds to the bag, it feels more sturdy than the unlined ones I’ve previously made.
Anatomy Bag
Anatomy Bag
Anatomy Bag
The pattern is based on the Charlie Bag, but sewn together following this tutorial.

Got to love a quick sewing project!


Completed: Tote Bag

Most of my sewing time has been focused on getting my Simplicity 1651 done in time to wear to a wedding this weekend.  I hit a couple bumps in the road and had to spend some quality time with the seam ripper, but things are back on track now.

In the meantime, I’ve got a quick little project to share.  I made another reusable grocery bag – or tote bag (because these are useful for more than just groceries!)  I cut this out in January, I think.  About time I sewed it together.
This time I added a pocket to the front.
It’s gathered with a piece of skinny elastic.

Yay for quick projects, they are good for the sew-jo!  Now, to get that hem finished . . .

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Working on my first rolled hem – fancy!

Here’s a sneak peak of the dress.  More to come soon.  🙂
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Completed: Shopping Bag

Whew!  Things have been hectic in my non-sewing life lately.  I’ve barely had time to think about sewing, much less do any.  So sad.  But look, I finally managed to turn out a quick project – a re-usable grocery bag!!
Shopping Bag

The pattern is the Charlie Bag, which you can download for free.  I used this funky quilting cotton, and I love it.  There’s just something about gray and orange together that I really dig.

Shopping Bag

Atomic Daisies!

My favorite part of this bag is that it has a built in carrying pouch.   I didn’t have enough of my main fabric, so I used a little piece of gingham for the pouch.  It sits out of the way in the side seam while you are shopping.
Shopping Bag
Then the bag folds up into it and out of the way when you’re done!
Shopping Bag
Shopping Bag
I don’t have good habits when it comes to re-usable shopping bags, I forget to bring them to the store with me.  I think being able to fold this into a small pouch to stuff in my purse might be the answer!

Completed: Knitting Project Bag

When I travel, I always bring some knitting with me.  But I’ve never had a proper project bag.  So today, I whipped this up, just in time for our vacation on Monday!
knitting bag 1

I used some scraps of quilting cotton I found in my closet, and lined it with left over Bemberg rayon.  I wanted a slippery lining so that the yarn will pull out easily as I knit.

knitting bag inside

I’m really happy with this little project.  I followed this tutorial.  It was really easy, and used barely any fabric.  The only change I made was to add interfacing to the main fabric, so that the bag will stand open on its own.
knitting bag 3

So, now I think I’m ready for vacation.  Oh, except packing. . . .

PS – If you’re wondering, the project is a lace shawl called Omelet.