Saturday, July 28, 2012

Reusable Lunch Bag- Riley Blake Laminates

This DIY project uses the Riley Blake Laminates. They are easy to sew, and can be easily wiped down with a wet cloth.
Cut 1: 12.5" X 20" for outer bag
Cut 1: 12.5" X 20" for lining

Cut 1: 2" X 12.5" for outer bag
Cut 1: 2" X 12.5" for lining

Fold the outer bag and lining in half with right sides together. They should measure 12.5" X 10" each.
Sew up all four sides using .25" seam allowance.

Refold fabric with rightsides together, with seam allowance touching.
Using a ruler measure 1.75" from the point draw a line.

Using the line as a guide sew along the drawn line.
Trim away corner, leaving a .25" seam allowance.

Turn outer bag rightside out. Slide the lining into outer bag, wrongsides together.

Matching seam lines, sew around the top of the bag about .5" from the top.
trim excess fabric with pinking sheers to .25" from sewn line

With wrong sides together topstich the outer bag strap and the lining strap.
Use pinking sheers to trim away excess fabric on both sides of the sewing line.

Pinch the top of the bag opening about 1.5" in and insert strap. Pin in place then sew into place.

Thanks for checking out my blog! You can find the instructions for the upright back on Select the Cutting Corners tab, after July 30, 2012

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

New Mexico Fire :-(

I was asked to make this quilt for a friend who lost half their home, two out buildings, and an antique truck in the New Mexico fire last month.
My oldest daughter helped choose the fabrics. I think she has the eye for color!

Next week I'll get together with some friends from the same ward and quilt it! Watch for the finished project.

My heart and prayers goes out to all those who are fighting the forest fires in the surrounding areas! Thank you for helping keep us and our homes safe.