Using Up Scrap Fabrics – Mission Report #2

Now that my baby quilt is done, I’ve been sewing bags again. The two I just finished  are barrel pouches that are supposed to be pencil pouches, but could really be used for anything. I made 2 of them one right after the other and I’m afraid my first attempt (the green one) was definitely a trial run. I’ve been pawning off my trial runs on my friends so I hope Mi doesn’t mind that hers didn’t come out as nice as my second attempt. ^^;

I love how the the quilted diamond pattern came out, and I’m actually a bit sad that I decided to use pink for my second run instead of a color I like so that I could keep it. (I’m really not a fan of pink so that one is going on my Etsy shop.) This was the last of most of my Windsor Lane Bunny Hill quilting fabric so I guess I will have to find some other fabrics to make one for myself.

The pattern I was using had fabric yoyos for the endcaps but I didn’t have enough green fabric for that, so I tried a plain circular endcap. I could have done a better job putting in the endcaps and binding it, but the fabric yoyos are so much cuter that I’ll stick to using those the next time I make this bag.

And here are 2 other bags I made last week:

Technically the watermelon fabric was not scraps as I bought it specifically for this project, but I used it all up so that should count for something! I got the idea while looking at other people’s Sew Together Bags, and one lady had used this watermelon print fabric and it looked SO cute that I had to make one for myself.

The last bag is a simple tote. I was looking for a one night project so that I could justify putting off curtain hemming for yet another night. =D I’m especially proud of this bag because the trim used on it was purchased over 10 years ago in my first outing to the Los Angeles fabric distric. I bought it because I thought it was cute and could never figure out what to do with it. Since then, I’ve learned to be a little smarter about my fabric purchases but I still slip occasionally…