My latest quick-sew project. I've had this music room fabric for years and was never sure what I wanted to do with it. Finally, since it was a pretty big piece with two panels of the print I decided on a simple dress smile emoticon. Just side seams, a neckline and hemming!
When I was in San Francisco earlier in the summer I had picked up 4 of these cute sumo wrestler tea towels. I had a vague notion of turning them into a shirt, so when I sat down to do it I kept it simple. Not sure how long it will hold up, but still not bad for $6 :-)
I've been wanting a new backpack for a long time, but I'm always bouncing between super cheap and super broke, so making one seemed the best option. I didn't want it to be "sporty" and I didn't want it to be a small purse kind of thing. Now I have something big enough to carry whatever I need (even at conventions or conferences). I'm pretty pleased with how it turned out.
3 Pockets on the outside (scavenged from jeans); 2 pockets on the inside; the straps to close the flap are a repurposed belt.