Bag Making with Noodlehead and Handmade Style
Over the last week, I have made not one, but two bags. I must admit that I was somewhat motivated by seeing all the great handmade pouches and art bags and duffles on my trip to Wisconsin. My second motivation was receiving Handmade Style from Anna of Noodlehead. (thanks Anna! xox) Handmade Style is such a beautiful book, from the projects to the photography (by Holly of Bijou Lovely and Anna herself). The book is laid out with 60+ pages of styled project photography at the beginning and then 80+ pages of directions with hand drawn diagrams. There is a pullout sheet with pattern pieces.
There are quite a few things I plan on making in the book, and I started with the tablet case.
I picked some Cotton + Steel canvas for the outside quilting cotton for the inside.
At the last minute, I decided to leave off the tiny pocket, but if I had left it on, I would have used some of the scraps I bought from Krista at Spotted Stones.
You know it's a good day in the sewing room when you get to use your piping foot (BERNINA foot #59) and a hammer (yep, that snap is installed GOOD.)
I love how this tablet case has darts on the bottom. There's plenty of room in the case for my iPad, Kindle and even chargers. I plan on loading it up on my next roadtrip!
I have a few more projects on my list from Handmade Style. I really want to make the Gingham Bag. (left page, top right photo):
This makeup travel case (I even want to copy the fabric! Yep!):
I love this modern triangle quilt.
And I am seriously contemplating making this bench!
I'll be sure to share as I create!