Well hello there – I know it’s been a long time since I posted last (March 2015 – oops!), but life pulled me in a new direction for a bit and now I’m a Diploma qualified Childcare Educator – who still loves to sew and share all the fun stuff related to creating. So, how does one jump back into blogging after nearly 12 months off? I’ve been mulling it over for the past few weeks and decided a sew along might be a good start. It will keep me accountable and you can play along too.
Here’s what we’re going to make – the Sewing Date Traveler from Cynthia Frenette. It’s big with loads of pockets and lends itself to so many uses you might just end up making one for every room in your house (or is that just me?) I can see so many uses for this bag – apart from carrying sewing supplies you could use it for paper crafting supplies, your most used journalling or planner decorating supplies or even one for each ongoing project your working on. Maybe your children would like one for their most prized toys?
The pattern is available here via the Robert Kaufman website and is available for download for FREE – thank you Cynthia! I like to use the Legacy brand of sew in interfacing – the L-70 Sew-N-Shape to be exact which I buy from Spotlight. You might like to chose a medium weight fabric for the main body of the bag, with something lighter like quilting cotton for the pockets and lining. To this I add an iron on interfacing to give it a crisp finish.
Sew Along details
The sew along will happen on the 28th February and basically I’ll share progress photos on Facebook and Instagram for you to follow along. I’ve already found a few parts of the instructions to be a bit tricky and will show you some simpler methods to get the same result. I’ll share all the info here on the blog as well later that evening in case you can’t sew along on the day.
Have fun shopping for your fabrics and I’ll see you online on the 28th.