Monday, March 09, 2009

Some Sewing Projects

I’ve been scrapping… a bit.  But mostly I’ve been trying to get ready for the baby. Its hard to buy stuff when you don’t know what you’re having.  I have been looking for a diaper bag that didn’t look like a diaper bag…. KWIM?  Well, I found some on Etsy, but they were expensive… and fortunately I know how to sew!
So I went to Joann’s and got some remnants (for the girls and to practice) and picked out some cute fabric for the actual bag.   While browsing Etsy, I saw a crayon tote that I wanted to make for the girls. Its perfect to take to church – holds 5 coloring books and a bunch of crayons.  Oh, and the fabric was on sale for $1.63 – SCORE!
And then I decided to practice making a bag… I found some fabric at the thrift store for $3 total – and I still have tons left!  I found this tutorial online and used it to make this bag:
I thought it was cute, but I wanted a bit bigger for my diaper bag, and I wanted to get cute and fancy.  However, I didn’t factor in ‘bigger’ and ‘fancier’ into my fabric allowance :(   The tutorial called for about 1/3 yard of fabric, so I got 1/2 yard of each… but it still wasn’t enough…  Unfortunately, I STILL need to make a diaper bag… but fortunately, I think this bag is way cute!!!  Its a chocolate brown with flowers and the lining is the stripes.  :D

P.S. Thank you GRANDMA for teaching me to sew… total, for all the fabric, thread, fusing and snaps I spent $27 (Joann’s was having a sale :wink:) And I got 3 BAGS!!!!  The ones I’ve seen on Etsy and in the store are about $50-70!!! EEK! Hmm…. maybe I should sell bags on Etsy – lol


Scrappy said...

These are really cute! I love love love the diaper bag! Beautiful.

Geri said...

WOW!!! Those are great! You should open an esty or ebay store you can totally make some serious $$ of these!
Good job!

Ryann said...

oh, wow! SUPER cute! nice job, Aleta! :D

Ruth said...

Very cute!! Sewing is fun :-)

marinka said...

Wow, these are SO cool, love them!

Nina said...

Those are darling!

Martha ~ xpetunia said...

LOVE that brown one (the last one) - GREAT JOB!!!!