I'm on a roll this week!
I have my July Stitch Society project completed. This month we got a pattern for a ditty bag. I'm not sure what makes it a ditty, but I think it's pretty cute!
|I was surprised at how easily this went together. There are pockets all around and a drawstring top. |
The drawstrings are made from the adorable twill tape my cousin Barb gave me.
I used scraps from my stash to make the bag, so the fabric placement depended on how much yardage I had of each fabric which caused a little bit of a contrast issue. I think most of the fabrics are from older Sweetwater designs.
I did a blanket stitch in red around the top of the pockets to create a little contrast--now I'm much happier with the end result.
|This is the first time I had ever used Soft and Stable (headliner foam) and I love how the bag stands up really nicely but it still pretty lightweight. Thank goodness I had plenty of Wonder Clips to hold everything in place though. They worked great to hold the 2 layers of S&S together with 6 layers of fabric on the side seams. There's no way I could have pinned all that together without a lot of distortion!|
|The drawstring top can be tucked down into the bag in case you need to carry something tall......|
or bring along your monkey!