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« on: October 27, 2009 06:32:25 AM »

It was my big sister's birthday a couple of weeks ago.  What do you give an art teacher?  I just happened to  have one of her childhood pillowcases stashed in a cupboard, so I used the fabric to make a bag and a pencil case.

I used the pattern from morsbag.com (like I did with all the bags I made back in 2008) for the bag.  I've always liked the pretty, visible stitching where the handles attach:

I probably should've ironed the pillowcase before cutting and sewing.  Oh well.  It had to be folded up to go in the post anyway...

And here's a close-up of the fabric to show  Paddington worrying about his weight!  I blame the jam sandwiches. Cheesy  (For those of you unfamiliar with Paddington Bear -- he has a well-documented love of jam sandwiches.)

After making the bag, there wasn't enough material for a second one, so I decided to design a little pencil case instead.

Ideal fabric for a birthday present, I think. Smiley

I did the jordy method to get a nice square-ish bottom to it, and just kind of winged the zip.  Zips are a mystery to me.  They seem to work when I stick them in things, but the whole process is fraught with tension and despair. Cheesy

I lined it with some stylish Amy Butler fabric, to give a slight air of grown-upness to the whole thing.

It's hard to tell from the photos, but in between the lining and the outer fabric there's a layer of thin cotton wadding (of the kind you'd use in quilts) to make it feel smooshy and soft.

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« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2009 06:34:40 AM »

that fabric is adorable.  love Paddington Bear!  the bag looks really nice and the pencil case turned out great.  much better than when i attempted one.   Cheesy

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« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2009 10:41:07 AM »

Love both the bag and the pencil case, but must correct you, Paddington loves Marmalade, not Jam. LOL
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« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2009 04:36:18 PM »

Very thoughtful gift. And I LOVE Paddington Bear. I have one my mom made me when I was a baby who went everywhere with me throughout childhood.

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« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2009 04:44:22 PM »

I love Paddington Bear.  Your two bags are terrif.

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« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2009 05:46:42 PM »

A wonderfully thoughtful and cute gift.  Good job!

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« Reply #6 on: October 28, 2009 02:42:34 AM »

Love both the bag and the pencil case, but must correct you, Paddington loves Marmalade, not Jam. LOL

Oooops! Well, at least I was half-right with it being sandwiches...Cheesy
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