Wednesday, July 25, 2007

sunny days

I've been trying to finish off this tote for a friend's birthday and it's finally done! I usually have trouble matching up the lining and outside fabric (and end up with little gathers) but I think I might have gotten away with just a small pucker this time. I also attached the handles to the outside for a change and did a wobbly little criss cross.....it was a little trickier than I thought it would be.

And while the machine was out, I sewed up these cushion covers. I haven't made cushions before so the back is an envelope closure. Now I have to work out how to make buttonholes on my machine before I add on some buttons!

Now it's time to head outdoors....the sun is out and it's a beautiful day!!!

14 comments:

Belinda said...

The cushions and tote, look great. Fabulous use of your cloth remnants. You would love the new lotta book that my friend picked up from Japan. She has just opened up an online shop www.retromummy.com

kirsten said...

very cute, soo! i don't even bother with buttons on my cushions - if you make the backs overlap enough it doesn't matter. but then i'm LAZY.

Ali said...

What a fab, zingy bag!

Dragonfly-Crafts (Fiona) said...

Love the fabric on the tote & cushions. I like the way you have attached the handles. Looks like a store bought one.

Cathy said...

I love the cusions! I make the envelope cushion covers too (not as cute as yours). You could try ties if the buttonholer doesn't work for you.

Di said...

The tote is great! I love the colours! I am about to try to sew my first ever bag - think my mum may need to help!!

Suzie Sews said...

Love the colours for the bag.
Suzie Sews

joyce said...

nice bag! and great cushions!

Amy said...

Just found your wonderful blog through Megan at the scent of water. Love the tote, great fabric!

*BB* said...

Oh I'm so glad I'm not the only one who usually ends up with lining gathers!! I love the fabrics you use! I made my first one with an envelope opening, it saves so much stress!

Louise said...

Hi, isn't your stuff lovely! I just did some cushions too and overlapped the back far enough that it didn't need the buttons. Your cushions look great and the bag doesn't look wobbly at all - I think we are all so super critical of our own work!

Kloth & Bolt said...

I love the fabric in this and the last post. I've just recently moved to Sydney, where did you get your fabric from? Desperately seeking something other than Spotlight! -kb

monica said...

oh my, I love them both! Gorgeous fabric!!!

rebecca said...

what a lucky friend - that bag is great!