Monday, February 23, 2015

Book Tote and Zipper Pouch

We woke up this morning to temperatures at -8°, a leaky hose and an empty propane tank, and a dead car battery. Thank goodness for hot cocoa and space heaters! Monkey and I are having a morning camp out in bed watching cartoons until Hubby can sneak away from work long enough to come rescue us. Therefore I thought I would share with you how I spent my weekend.

I always love opportunities that help me to challenge and expand my talents. Especially when it is the middle of an extremely cold winter, hubby is working 6-10's, and cabin fever is starting to set in!

I got a text from a dear friend asking if I could make a
scripture tote for her daughter who will be turning 8 soon. Of coarse I said yes and instantly turned to pinterest! I found a fabulous Scripture Tote Tutorial and put my own spin on things. It came together very quickly. I think it took longer to pick fabric and read the tutorial than it did to actually make the bag. I also added some embroidery because who doesn't love their accessories to be personalized?!

I am super happy with how it turned out. I had fabric left over, and decided I couldn't just stop there! Zippers have always intimidated me. I usually try to stick to buttons and velcro. Once i realized my sewing machine had a zipper foot, i decided this was a challenge i needed to tackle!! So of coarse I turned back to Pinterest and found this Zipper Pouch Tutorial. The pouch I was picturing in my mind was a little different than hers, but I really like how she executed the zipper portion, so I added my usual spin. It turned out super cute! It's the perfect size for pens, highlighters, bookmarks, and other 8 year old treasures!

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