Happy Valentine’s Day

I found these two half-zip jackets on the sale rack just after Christmas and knew they would be perfect for Valentine’s Day. I cut some hearts from fabric scraps, ironed on Wonder Under and fused them to the jacket— taking care not to touch the iron to the fuzzy fabric! Then I zigzag stitched around the hearts. A quick embellishment I think my granddaughters will like.

I’ve been sewing here in Florida too. Yesterday was chilly and rainy, a perfect day to sew this bag. Ironically I bought the pattern two years ago on a bike ride on the Orange County Trail through Winter Garden. What goes around, right!

I love this Tula Pink fabric. I want those squirrels centered on both sides of the bag. Lucky for me, the pattern repeat is perfect.

I seamed the fabric so that the squirrels would be upright on either side, then centered the design and ironed it down.

A curved quilting line was all that was needed and then I trimmed to size.

The hardest part of sewing this pattern is deciding which fabric you want for each section. It really doesn’t matter though because all the fabrics work together. I tried to match my zipper color to the 3 inside pockets.

Ratz! Clearly I didn’t bring enough interfacing. I don’t think it is that critical so I patched every tiny bit I had on the last section and I’m just gonna “make it work.”

Nooooo! Something is wrong—all the pieces should be the same length. Arrrgh. Miscut! I have plenty of fabric but zero interfacing. I saw a JoAnn’s somewhere in a shopping area around here. A quick Google search reveals too far to walk. The Golfer took the car and won’t be back for hours. Does JoAnn’s deliver? Hah—even if they did— 1 quarter yard interfacing, 79 cents, delivery charge, $10 plus tip, maybe. Could I take an Uber? I guess not, for a quarter yard of interfacing …

I do have another project. But I was on such a good roll! And heck, it’s close enough to wine time anyway.

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  1. It is a very complicated pattern! I needed to make it in complete silence (-;
    Google tutorial for Sew Together Bag. It was what I used to make the first one, VERY helpful!

  2. Andra Rudershausen says

    I sewed yesterday too! Making a jelly roll rug… so glad I am getting your blog!

  3. Laura Wacker says

    You are hilarious! I can picture the Golfer having no clue about your dilemma! More later about the bag, I hope!.

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