Saturday, August 21, 2010

Reunited and it feels so good

I was reunited with my sewing machine this week. Hallelujah! We've been working on the house and I had to put my sewing machine in a safe spot for a while. I was having withdrawals and needed something I could finish in one sitting. I used this tutorial to make a little diaper bag for church. The pattern is actually for a lunch bag, but the size is perfect. It will hold a full size package of wipes, a few diapers, a sippy cup and extras if needed. In keeping with my usual M.O., I used unconventional materials to complete it. The exterior of the bag is made from some spare quilt squares I had made several years ago. The pieces I had ended up being the perfect size and I hardly had to cut any off. The handles are made from some woven webbing (??) that came as part of the packaging on a gift. See, there are supplies wherever you look! :) And the best part? The secret to getting the bag is not some fancy-schmancy interfacing, but the foam cushioning used underneath laminate flooring. I can't take the credit for the idea; Rachel thought of it and I figured I might as well try it out too.

1 comment:

  1. You'll never underestimate foam again! The bag is really cute. It reminds me of something from Alice in Wonderland :)