Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Just Because You Make it Out of Boy Fabric...

I was on a roll with ideas on how to organize my children with fabric bags and baskets until hubby finally gave me the look. You know the one; where they look like, "I'm going to tell you this because you obviously don't appear to be grasping this point." His 'point' was, "Just because you stick some racecars or some tools on it doesn't mean it's not still a purse!" I was only asking if I could make a drawstring bag for Little Man's BeyBlades! I guess it does kind of look like a purse, huh?
I made this one out of some fabric the kids gave me for Christmas. They gave me two fat quarter packs. This one...
and this one.
They also got me some other sewing goodies.
And hubby got me a new sewing machine.
I had a very basic Kenmore and we're keeping that one for my daughter to learn on. This brand was recommended by someone in the AMQG when Mitzi and I attended one of their meetings.

Speaking of Mitzi and those wonderful drawstring bags, have you seen these she made? She did a couple of sets for Christmas gifts (I think) where they are in graduating sizes. I want measurements Mitzi!

7 comments:

Linz said...

YEA for a new machine!! That's so awesome!!

And my husband says that same thing... just because it's in boy fabric doesn't make it manly... hahaha!

Yes it does.

Kristi said...

Just bought this machine myself...love it!

M-R said...

Yay for you! And my husband would also say the same thing. :)

Mrs.Pickles said...

everything is just lovely. can't wait to see what you can do with the new machine

piece peace said...

Congratulations on the new machine! Maybe if you used velcro instead of a drawstring at the top, Hubby might think the bag looked less like a purse. Regardless, I think they look fantastic.

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Woo hoo!! How fantastic, lucky lady :)

Mitzi said...

Hey girl -
I'm so behind on my blog readings (and posting). Congrats on your new machine! That's awesome. I know you're too excited about it. Thanks for the sweet compliments on my bags. My husband and I had the EXACT SAME conversation about the bags. I wanted to make one with some Superman fabric for a little boy to carry all his action figures around in and I was told it was a purse! I made the trio of sizes for all the teachers in my life and they loved them. I ended up buying Jeni's pattern and it has several different sizes along with the instructions for coming up with your own custom size.
http://meylah.com/incolororder/lined-drawstring-bag-pdf-pattern