Over the summer I’ve been working on a few projects that I haven’t had a chance to share yet.
Like this field journal and messenger bag that I made for Simon.
The fabric came from a fat quarter bundle that we received in the mail from Coats and Clark. It is a sneak peak at a brand new line that will be released in the United States next month! The line is designed by Tim Holtz and is called Eclectic Elements.
The line has a great turn of the century vibe and it reminds me of adventures, travel logs, and discoveries…all of which make me think of Simon.
To make the bag I used the pattern I used to make this bag:
You can find the tutorial for that here: 4 Patch Rag Bag Tutorial.
The only thing I did differently was add a top and a front flap to the bag and then used a store bought strap instead of making my own.
(Just be kind when you read through the tutorial…it was the first one that I ever put on the blog…)
As for the field journal…
…I just took a composition notebook and covered it with fabric using Mod Podge.
It is the perfect size for the bag which can still also hold jars for catching bugs, maps for finding treasure, magnifying glasses, and any other equipment that is deemed necessary for a summer adventure.
It was a fun project to make and great fabric to make it with. It will be interesting to see all the projects that start popping up with this line next month!
In other news:
After month of posting dedicated to Skirting the Issue we are back to our regularly scheduled programming!
Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays: Tutorials, Sewing, Projects, Crafting
Tuesdays: The Art of Homemaking
Fridays: $5 Fridays—Projects you can make for $5 or less
See you tomorrow!
i absolutely love the bag………. my mom made me a quilt like that, that i one time had but lost it in the fire……..cannot wait to get the material to make the bag……… love it, love it, love it……
Astrid Maclean says
Great looking bag!! And love the idea of the journal too!
Deb Rauch says
I just love, love, love this fabric and bag! I can’t wait to get my hands on this fabric!
Roxanne Pafundi says
Wonderful! Thanks so much for sharing….our store is supposed to get this fabric this month! Can’t wait!
jack luis says
Wonderful. It,s looking nice.http://https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MiY41ijpzuI
Navy Wifey Peters says
Such a cool bag! Unique!
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Elizabeth J. Neal says
Over the summer I’ve been working on a few projects that I haven’t had a chance to share yet. degradable carrier bags