Friday, January 17, 2014

Friday Finishes- Super Tote, Pin Tucks, and Old WIPs

So here's what I've finished so far in 2014.  There's not so much quantity, as new qualitites.

First up, I finished my third Noodlehead Super Tote.  I just love this pattern!  And this one is my favorite yet.  I sewed it with some AMH Field Study fabric that had been sitting in my stash for months and months.  Then I accented it with some purple chambray, that's super soft and shiny, and sews like a dream.  I also used a cute geometric purple pattern.

Anna Marie Horner Super Tote
 Then I made my pin tuck pouch, which I talked about last time, but still love just because I've finally done pin tucks and love them.

Pin Tucked Butterfly Pouch
And finally, I finished a work in progress from over a year ago!  It's my second bag using a pattern I had gotten from Aivilo's Etsy shop.  It's the drawstring tote bag pattern.  I like it because it goes together pretty quickly and involves a couple different skills- like gathers, making straps, inserting snaps, etc.  I like the way they have you finish the bag too.  You iron the top of the lining and exterior down 3/4" and then insert the lining into the exterior and just sew around the top.  No, turning the bag inside out, and then pressing, and topstitching, etc.  Just iron and then sew and then you're done.

The fabric has been in my stash since I started sewing.  The inside is a blue and cream ticking.  The outside has some sort of statue of liberty type woman, along with cotton, and bee hives.  What it's all supposed to represent, I'm not really sure, but it kind of grew on me.  The ties are a red floral pattern.  I'm not sure what I'm going to do with it now that it's done, but I am glad it's finally finished.

Lady Liberty Tote
How about you?  Have you crossed any old WIPs off your last recently?  Doesn't it feel good when you finally finish them?

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