Jeni Baker’s Lined Drawstring Bag

Well, it’s summer, and that means two things: travel, and kids going off to camp. We’ll soon send our eldest off for a week at sleepaway camp for the first time, and I’m starting to think about all the supplies she’ll need. I remember my mother made me a laundry bag when I went to camp.

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Summer Sewing- Road Trip Case!

I made my first Road Trip Case because I needed somewhere to tote around my English Paper Piecing supplies, and I’m a sucker for organization. (You can see it on my blog here).

Then I had to make another one because one of my family members was adamant that she needed  a pink one– to be fair, it is one of the best bag patterns to sew.

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A finished Noodlehead Poolside Tote

Poolside Tote

I’m back from an amazing beachy trip, and I have to say, my new Noodlehead Poolside Tote had quite the workout.

I used it as my carry-on bag for the trip, and everyday, I carried my towel, camera, sunscreen, and other essentials in it. I highly recommend this pattern, whether you are taking a trip of your own, or heading to the neighborhood pool.

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Making bags with Home Decor weight fabrics

Bags! This is a subject that’s been on my mind this weekend. My usual sewing machine is in the shop, and while I am lucky enough to have a fallback machine, I am not so lucky that it works as well as my monstrous modern electronic Pfaff.

After an instructive evening of ripping out stitches, I decided that it’s not a suitable machine for accurate piecing for quilts, and so my thoughts turned to bags.

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