Well I finally used my Multi-Tasker tote to the point of dis-repair. Seeing that it was the first one I ever made, it was pretty old. So, I saw this robot fabric in a store and knew it was the main fabric for my new tote, but I was not settling for just any old fabric for the lining and pocket panels...so I searched high and low and bingo! I found a gear print and one that had nuts, bolts and screws. Perfect! So here is my brand spanking new robot multi-tasker tote:
A close up of the uber-cool robots:
And the inside with the robot fabric as the pocket:
I took it to the farmer's market last night and several people wanted to know where I got it. Including my mother-in-law who tried to take it. Enjoy.
With the price of snacks at the movies well exceeding the price of the movie tickets (that and my husband wanting everything under the moon at the snack bar), I decided to make a tote to carry snacks in. I would take a small backpack, but the local theater will not let you in with one. This one is big enough to carry some cans of soda, a bag of microwave popcorn, and some candy all the while looking like my "purse". Granted that when we go to the store to get it my husband does not pick out the 5lb. bag of Child's Play commenting "What? You said to pick out some candy." There is one long pocket divided into thirds on the outside and the inside. The outside:
Sometimes simple is better and I made this basic small tote out of Alice In Wonderland fabric: The outside features the original illustrations of the characters from the novel that has a magnetic snap (I am thinking of adding a pocket on the outside):
The lining is off-white featuring the names of the characters and a few notable illustrations. There is a pocket that has the outer fabric as the lining that closes with velcro:
I finally got around to making an Amy Bulter High Street Bag. I was just waiting for the perfect material. Here is a very geeky robot themed one (and it gave me an excuse to utilize my Gir patch). I did modify some things like the strap. I made it skinnier with a buckle and I did not put the zipper pocket on the inside of the flap (always thought that was an odd place for one). Close up of awesome robot fabric and Gir:
the full bag:
the inside hanging pocket (with rocket scientist fabric):
So school starts back on Monday so that means I have to crank out all my sewing projects I didn't finish over the summer this weekend (I have learned the hard way not to do any sewing projects over the school semester). Since I have become a more avid semstress over the summer I decided to make all the little pouches and what nots for my backpack instead of paying out the nose at the store. Since I have longer classes I found it handy to bring little things like a granola bar or string cheese with me to munch on in class should I get hungry (and no matter if I eat before class I always get hungry in the middle). The problem I found last semester is that I could never find my snack when I wanted it and got strange looks from people as a rummaged around in the pocket like it's Mary Poppin's carpet bag and eventually had take everything out of it to find the string cheese I desperately needed to have. So the solution is to make a snack pouch to hold all of my snaking needs. I used some awesome shark fabric I have been holding onto so it will be easy to spot in my backpack:
Now usually when I show my husband what I made his response it typically: "Does it explode?" or "That's not the chainmaile I ordered." This time it was different. He instantly said "Do you have any more of that shark material?" Of course I did so he wanted a new dice bag to take with him when he goes to his sister's house to play Dungeons and Dragons (I can't go anymore...she got 2 cats and I am allergic to them ). He was about due for a new one seeing that the one he currently has was made by his mom for a Christmas gift when he was 12. I wasn't going to use a lining, but he does love Batman and I finally cut into the Batman pj bottoms that were beyond repair and used that for the lining:
I was super duper stoked when I got my HP mini netbook. The padded zippered sleeve that matches it came with it as a bundled deal, but as a friend of mine said the day after I got it: "You haven't made a case for that yet?" I wanted to make a simple one that will fit easily and not take up too much room in my backpack and of course since I am a Marine Biology major it had to be ocean themed.
The pouch closed:
My netbook fits snuggly in it with a little extra room so I can also carry the slim DVD/CD drive when it arrives: