Thursday, August 13, 2015

Typewriter Railroad Tote

I've been trying out some new bag designs lately, and one that I love is the Purl Bee Railroad Tote.

I admit I make changes to most patterns when I sew them up and this one is no exception... I changed the strap width, added an exterior pocket to both sides, and created a lined interior with zippered pocket, slip pocket, and magnetic snap closure. In all, LOVE how it turned out, highlighting the Melody Miller typewriters :)

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Little House Gathered Apron

I'm teaching a small sewing camp this summer for kids, and one of the projects we will be working on is a simple gathered apron. It will use techniques like making a sash/strap, zip zag stitching, applique, and free form sewing.

It's super cute. Cuter than I even anticipated before I made it!

I modeled the idea of applique buildings after this Oliver + S blog post.