Tuesday, May 19, 2015

I get by with a little help from my friends

Friday night a friend and I met to sew and have fun
I brought over some fat quarters and scraps and a
free pattern that I had gotten from Missouri Star Quilt 
You cant see very well here but this pouch is all gathered
top and bottom of the red strip
the pattern also calls for buttons which I forgot to bring
they are used on the band as decoration

the red doesnt exactly match the red in the print
but I think it goes
I pulled a blue for the bottom and lining

essentially we cut strips 4 1/2 wide by 16 ish and
sewed them together
then we cut the accent strip 3 x 10 ish
we gathered the strips we sewed until they fit the 10 inch one
then we turned under the edges of the band and stitched it on

it was  little fiddly and I think the pattern could have
been written better but because we both sew we plowed through
until we each had a bag done
Hers was a pretty soft green and pink and I didn't get pics

a fun night and another bag for the box!

what are YOU making today?


Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Pretty bag. How fun to sew with friends.

Julierose said...

I am making blueberry pancakes for dinner from "Simple Recipes" blog lol tum..today is a visit to Mom to show her my CQ...love your little pouch-ey bag so cute and i love the different shades of reds...hugs, Julierose

barbara woods said...

love your pouch, i am looking forward to sewing with my sis when she gets retired and moved up here