I have never done a Craftster swap, but this thread has convinced me that I need to. Please let me know if this is a go after the holidays. It is sure to be an exciting endeavor and combining the shots into an album is equally appealing.
Amazing how easy it is to get stuck on one specific design; like your owls, I am stuck on vintage bird outlines. The best ones seem to be the middle ones--not the ones you do early on when you're still 'learning' and not the ones you do last when the design has likely run it's course. Really nice job on the owls. I like the recognizable personalities of each--you should name each one.
I'm looking to get out and take some photographs next weekend. Can anyone suggest something/someplace unexpected to shoot? Unexpected is key and stereotypical has been done before--things like ballardlocks/pikeplace/fremonttroll are out. All ideas are appreciated!
Thanks! The bag measures 17" Wide by 7" Tall. The fabric was purcashed at Stitches (http://www.stitchesseattle.com/) in Seattle. They are supposed to get their inventory up online fairly soon.
I am so investing in fray stop.
Thank you thank you thank you for this info! Joann's is the only fabric shop nearby (Kent--agghhh I hate mullets), and so the discovery (thanks to you) of Stitches is an absolutely wonderful fantistic thing. Thank you thank you thank you again!!
Don't tell the postmaster, but I actually swiped a bunch of the envies to make a bag with. I found it works just like fabric. It's not at all hard. I say keep your money and use a tutorial like the Jordy bag right on the tyvek itself. I promise you it was absolutely similar to working with normal fabric. One thing though, be aware that it will rip a bit easier no matter what you do. Use interfacing to help.
Though I am horrible with words, I will try to explain. When I add dividers, I make them the same length as the bag itself minus whatever length my flat bottom and sides will be. Thus, when I am done sewing, it sits perfectly between the two. I imagine this would work with a Jordy-type bag, but I have never followed that pattern.