My niece loves mermaids and is having a mermaid birthday party. I just got my first 4 Sublime Stitching pattern pages and I love Jordy bags. Soooooo, here's the result of work spread out over too many days. Hard to find the free time with 3 kids... ah well. Anyways here's my bag:
I used some scrap denim for the outside and straps and some light rayon batik-ish patterned print from a sarong that I wanted to recycle. I top-stitched with an embroidery setting on my Singer. There's one little flat pocket inside and I added a loop of denim and a fake bamboo looking button to close it at the top.
Here are some things that I learned:
1. Those long rods for opening and closing the slats on horizontal blinds work great for turning out purse straps.
2. It is impossible to sew and nurse a baby at the same time, or at least to do either of them well...
3. I really should practice more with the built-in embroidery settings on my machine, they are kind of cool but take a bit more practice than I allowed.
4. Jordy bags rock (okay, I already knew that).
5 Jenny Hart rocks. I love, love, love embroidering but never knew it 'til now. It is easy to put down and pick up (and put down and pick up and put down and pick up and put down and pick up and put down and pick up and put down and pick up ) as necessary to play with kids, change diapers, feed children, nurse babies, etc.
Here's a couple more views. Thanks for looking!!