I really should be calling this my Bum Bag as that's the part of the maternity pants I used to make this little AMH vs Maternity Pants Sew Together (with friends) Bag. <---- Did you see what I did there?
Have any of you made this bag by yourself or did you nut it out with lashings of wine and friends?
|I chose to use the zipper tab ends option|
My bag had a good dose of both ... and I love it. I love it so much I want to make another one stat!
I started with cutting the bum out of my pants so that I could have a built-in pocket on the outside of my bag.
|Perfect spot for my Merchant Mills Baby Bow scissors|
Quilted some hexies in place and that was my outer fabric all sorted.
|AMH - True Colours|
The insides took a bit of planning with friends. Carla and Jo were over for morning tea, so I bounced some AMH fabric combos off them and came up with this ...
Carla was already ahead of me in her bag planning stage, in fact she had already tackled all of the zips into submission ... Jo looked at us both like we were crazy ladies (I'm not saying she is wrong) but I have it on good authority that she might be joining us ... in the bag making that is, not the crazy lady bit.
I joined Carla at her house for the zip bit ... strength in numbers and all that.
I decided it was time to go home when this happened - oops! - I had top stitched my zips in a fancy-smancy-12wt-Aurifil-rainbow-thread.
Looks awesome but it was stitched in that tight that it took about an hour to unpick ... Not. Happy. Jan! (non-Aussies will have to click here and here to understand the "Jan!" reference).
I ended up finishing the rest of the Bum Bag (see, it's stuck with that name now) on Retreat with the Perth Modern Quilt Guild. Such a lovely bunch of ladies and a wealth of sewing knowledge to answer all my questions on construction ... and a lovely spot to sew I might add.
|Hand Sewing the binding down|
So that's 4 projects made from these pants now!
Here's how they are looking ...
... yup I reckon I could squeeze another Bum Bag out of them!
Maybe this time I'll pair them up with some Liberty ...
Pattern: Sew Together Bag
Tip: Make sure you check out the Quilt Barn for extra explanatory notes and pictures
Fabric: Anna Maria Horner - True Colours and my old Linen Maternity Pants
Zips: Purchased from Spotlight Australia
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