I am all about the small finishing right now. I have 1 more Challenge item to share. The first 2 bags were shown on Monday’s post and the 3rd was on Wednesday. I received 4 FQs and added 3 fabrics to the mix.
For the last bag I made a different Open Wide! I used the cute otter material on the outside and the starry birds for the lining.
Making this bag is a challenge because of the side panels. By the time you are done you have sewn around that edge 3 times! I am thinking I just might add the binding to the outer piece before I sew the side panel. Then I won’t have to sew such a difficult seam 3x!! This time I hand sewed the binding down instead of using the machine. Click the photo to see those otters better!!
Once the ends are done it’s time for zipper and then binding and then, DONE!
I just love the details I put into this one!!! The zipper pull came from Zipit,. they are always putting in little goodies. And the zipper tab! How cute is that little otter hanging out?
I can’t say I had total fun with this challenge. I was worried that my recipient wouldn’t like the items, but she loved them. I am glad I took part, and next year I will likely jump in again. And now, back to the piecing of blocks! I have some other items that need to get done.
And a new project to start! Our Guild received a wonderful donation of fabric from a local fabric designer. The Guild put together kits for the members to take, make, and return. I live 1 hour away from the location they use for the Charity Sewing, so I don’t always make it there. This gives me the chance to contribute without having to attend the sew-ins. Such a wonderful donation.
So, how’s your Friday going?