Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Oilcloth Bag

Last night I went down to sew on my tree skirt. I figured I could at least get the top done. I couldn't find the Aurifil thread to match, so I went looking for it, knowing I had a brand new spool. Pretty soon I was cleaning out my fabric drawers, re-organizing the closet, and pulling things for my giveaway coming up in Oct. Needless to say I saw all the UFO's I have and decided it's time to get a few more done, so I'm not so overwhelmed with them. I pulled several to work on next month, but this oilcloth bag was calling my name. It was after 9 by now and I'd spent 2 hours cleaning! I did find the thread, on my other machine in it's travel case. Oh well, at least I feel better knowing what I really have to work with. I've decided something in batik scrappy really needs to be done. I have several small pieces left over and need to find a pattern that would work with them. I really wanted to accomplish something last night and knew starting the tree skirt at 9 wasn't a good idea, so I worked on this bag. It's made completely of oilcloth, with canvas handles. I used an Atkinson Designs pattern called Breadbox. It went together in under an hour and I love how big it is, without being too big. I didn't use any interfacing or batting and it seems to hold up well. I can't believe I've had this Oilcloth since Jen and I went shop hopping in MN last June and it took me under an hour to make it into a bag!
I stopped to pick up samples to work on for the store and Tammy and I discussed starting the Groovy Girls Club at the store in combination with our Girls Night Out event. I am so excited to get started! It sounds like such a cool program. I know I won't be doing it in Jan/Feb, but I can get it started in Nov. and Dec.  She was making out the schedule of classes and after my Oct. classes, I won't be teaching until March/April. Wow, it's coming up so quickly!


BitnByAQuiltingBug said...

Such a cute bag! Ok...having never used oilcloth, is it hard to sew? Any tips or tricks? Just in case I feel the need to buy some! Ha!

cowgirl commentaries said...

Love this bag and I LOVE oilcloth!

piecesofpatti said...

What a cute bag! Send me some of your energy....pleeeese!