Thursday, September 27, 2012
Hey Pink Hippos! It's Thursday once again and time for your FAVORITE Thursday Blog hop
Hosted by Me, Amie @ Pinkapotamus
Lelanie @ To Sew With Love
Amanda @ City Girl Gone Coastal
Now before I introduce our Newest Cohost, Lisa, I would like to share some fun stuff going on Here at Pinkapotamus..
First you can sign up for October Overhauling which you can find out more about HERE and
then a super fun GIVEAWAY from my friend Kate HERE
Hi Bloggy (future) Friends! I am Lisa from akawest, a blog where I share my love of sugar, spray paint, and laughing at life, while inching towards adulthood in my forties. I am the mother of two grown kiddos, and the wife of one very patient man, whom I often coerce into doing fun projects that involve saws, or any sort of measuring, 'cause if precision is involved, you can count me out!
My talents include surviving marathon thrift store shopping, gluing a zillion buttons onto a mirror frame, sprinting through Disney World, and dressing like a People of Walmart character. I am also an expert at raising a deaf kid, with an expertise that includes creating my own version of sign language, and bunches of silly text messages.
I hate cold weather, but since moving to Florida, I am no longer a witch, and have stopped blogging about shivering in my house, and cursing the snow, and now fill my blog with tales of sneaking tattoo pics at the beach, while pretending to read novels.
Please join me in the fun, where I prove that messily iced cookies taste as good as prettier treats, and your kids will turn out just fine, even if you use Beer World cups at their birthday parties.
A great big THANK YOU, and a hug to Amie, for inviting me to give you a glimpse into my blog. Even though in real life I am sort of a germaphobe, and would just hand you a platter of cookies to show my gratitude, this bloggy hug is a full body bear hug!
Now don't forget to follow your hosts and cohost! Link up, Grab a Button, Be a Follower and make some NEW bloggy friends!
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Test if it fits well. It does! ^^) Now, get this piece and sew buttonholes where you want them.
Get one of the outer pieces (fabric A and B sewn together) and pin the wipes pocket where you want it. Sew the pocket on by following the same steps we did to attach the inner pocket to the interior fabric.
Get the remaining A+B piece and sew on a ribbon or a piece of sewn bias tape with a ring in the loop. Sew it on the top edge with basting stitches. Get the remaining piece C and attach the other side of the zipper to it and piece A+B using the same procedure above.
Right sides facing together, pin together both plain fabric pieces (C) and both A+B fabric pieces. Do not forget to leave your zipper half-open (or half-close ^^)
Sew straight stitches 1/4" away from edge all around the pinned pieces, leaving 3"-4" unsewn on the bottom side of fabric C. Then, sew zigzag stitches to avoid fraying.
Sew straight stitches 3/4"-1" away from the tip of the edge of all four sides of the fabric pieces (as shown above) Turn the bag inside out from the unsewn part at the botton of fabric C. Sew it close.
Attach the sling to the bag. I used an unused leather belt. I first sewed on a bias tape on each end of the belt (the same bias tape I used for the loop) then sewed it on each side of the bag.
Hang something pretty on the loop and enjoy the bag! ^^)
My daughter loves her bag a lot since it matches her art smock. I love the bag because I found something useful to make with the fabric scraps and the unused belt! ^^)
I hope you like today's tutorial and will inspire you also to create something of fabric scraps! Have a nice day, friends!