Today I'm really proud and privileged to be hosting Thank Goodness it's finished Friday or TGIFF for short, I have to say I substitute another word for Goodness most of the time, I'm also really lucky to be able to offer you a fab giveaway sponsored by Sara@SewSweetness
When I signed up to host months ago, I thought oh yeah I'll have a quilt to show but as it happens, it's not a quilt but a BAG !!!! (not surprising when Sara is offering a giveaway eh)
Since April, I've caught the bag making bug and especially Sara's patterns, her patterns are so well laid out with really great explanations and photo's.(as a rather famous blogger katy@imagingermonkey said, if Pippa can make one, anyone can PFFFF)
I've made two Aeroplane bags and a Soda Pop
For my Friday Finish, I'm revealing my finished Camp Stitchalot bag
I'd seen some of them at Fat Quarterly Retreat and when I got home, my little zippy bags had arrived. I cheated a bit, I bought a pack of 5 size A3 Tuff bags from Ebay (came from a seller in Hong Kong) as they'd already got the zips in, I did put the bias binding on the sides of the bags but it definitely saved me time and stress.
|Three Plastic pockets and two folder style pockets on the inside|
I love the front pocket, it's big enough for a tablet/ipad, the pockets on the back tighten with different levels of magnetic snaps,
I packed in 2 finished tablerunners,EPP project, 2 magazines, rulers, cutting mat, scissors, rotary cutter, pins, needles, thread, notebook, pens and still had plenty of room and the bag felt sturdy and the closures secure.
I didn't use all the interfacing that Sara often uses because it's difficult to get here. I used IKEA triangle fabric, some yummy rain for the pockets, normal batting, some cheap interfacing and a piece of flexi plastic inside to give it some strength. It's one of the cheaper and probably easier bags I've made but I struggle with topstitching so don't look too close.
Now, if you've managed to not fall asleep, please link up below any finishes and I'll choose a winner for some of Sara's patterns on Tuesday evening,
EDITED :- PLEASE NOTE ITS ONLY THOSE LINKING UP A FINISH WHO WILL BE IN THE DRAW FOR THE GIVEAWAY
if your not lucky enough to win, please go and check out her store sewsweetnesspatterns or maybe her book (it's on my Christmas list)
Have a great Weekend and thanks for popping by