So, you remember the (gifted) big bag of scraps, right?
I have put it to good use again!
I asked my brother what his girlfriend Miss S would like for her birthday. He told me she wanted/needed a new make-up bag. I could do that!
Two pouches coming up and purple scraps to the rescue!
Some scraps were mine, some came from the never ending bag of scraps from my friend.
I started sewing with no particular plan.
Added some metallic silver thread!
Miss S loves GLITZ!
I also used regular thread, here for the straight line quilting (accufeed walking foot)
The metallic thread sure looks gorgeous in FMQ.
That is one side of the FIRST make-up bag done!
Just a little bit larger…
One more view of that glitz!
I used the largest wave stitch on my machine. Gorgeous right?
Oops, this pic is blurry!
The other side will make it up to you!
Okay, let’s pull some more purple scraps. This time the more blue and darker scraps!
Add some strips here and there.
Slice and add!
More black, please.
A sprinkling of FMQ.
And another blurry pic of one side, ha ha!
Ah, that’s better!
I have put some beauty products inside…
It will be a lovely thing to give tomorrow!
What I learned:
– Metallic thread can be a pain to use. I think I have finally figured it out. I need to use a different needle plate.
– I actually liked working improv style. The scraps were tiny and limiting. I will try improv again, but with bigger pieces of fabric.
– Attaching a zipper went better with my accufeed walking foot than with the zipper foot. Will not be using that one again!
I hope you’re having a wonderful Easter weekend! I will be joining my family tomorrow (Monday) for “Second Easter Day” as we call it here. Brunch, chocolates and egg hunt are on the program!
Hugs to you all,