Back to sewing season

After a break this summer, it’s Halloween costume season again, but to get back in the sewing mood, I’m first going to make a couple of these denim bins from an old pair of my husband’s jeans and some of his cast-off golf shirts—he assures me that he is not going to golf much anymore and will never wear these shirts again. It looks to me like he never wore them in the first place. Continue reading “Back to sewing season”

Small Quilted Crossbody Bag

I made this little bag by request for my granddaughter. It was supposed to be wallet-sized, whatever that is.

I made up the pattern as I went, but started with the idea of an 8″ x 8″ square, finished size. I thought about leaving it open at the top with a snap or magnet closure, but went with a flap, instead, with a button closure. It was just serendipity that the dog pattern on the flap matched the pattern placement on the bag front. How or whether to close the flap was an issue, and since I couldn’t find lightweight magnet closures, I went with a button shaped like a dog bone. Continue reading “Small Quilted Crossbody Bag”