Tuesday, June 12, 2018

BAGGY FLOWERS

I can never resist a fun blog hop...
especially when FLOWERS are involved.

When Carla over at Creatin in the Sticks 
asked me to join the fun with flowers..
I jumped into the dirt
and found these beautiful flowers in my stash.


I decided to make a special friend a retirement gift
as my project for this hop!
The flowery fabric seemed perfect for the
Noodlehead Poolside Tote.


I used the larger print for the exterior of the bag.
I was out of soft and stable, which makes the bag very firm...
So I used a layer of SF101 and Cotton Batting.

Worked pretty well.
The lining had to be the big polka-dots!
I just used SF101 on the lining and pockets.



The interfacing piece can seem intimidating.
 Read the instructions carefully and follow the basting steps!
Yes it is a couple extra steps to add a basting line where
the pattern indicates, but sew worth it.


I like to add a key fob to my totes
and if you use your zipper foot to sew it
you can get really close to the key fob metal
without hitting it.



Turned out great!
and since she just moved into apartments...
I am pretty sure she will have a pool.
Maybe I will go visit and take a dip!




Thanks for stopping by today! Leave me a comment 
and tell me if you prefer the pool or a beach...
you can enter to win my larges pieces of leftover scraps.
(Sorry, US only)




For a complete list of hop participants
head on over to Creatin in the Sticks.



Now for the bad news...something is going on with
 bloggers NOT receiving notification of your comments.
 Up until a short time ago...I always got your comment
in my email inbox.   Not happening right now.
Sad for bloggers sad for followers.

I will return here to draw the winner of 
the fabric bundle on June 20th.
And if I can reach you by an email I will.  

If you don't hear back from me specifically to your comment,
please know I will be reading them here in the comments below.
I won't have time to actually look up emails to respond.