Sunday, January 5, 2020

Leopard and Panther Tote-Shoulder Backpack

I am attempting to make this bag... the pictures of the cat tapestries came from G Street Fabrics... and the black is neoprene... the request is a wide shoulder strap and the two cats one on each side, but I am not sure about the strap attachment, the closure...drawstring with zipper or velcro flap and some type of pockets behind the cats....They emailed me a picture of a bag style and I did this in paint to see how it would look

These are drawings in paint as I try to figure out exactly what materials to use where.

Made side strips with pocket added to panels then put both panels together

Neoprene shortage... will line with something else, but using as a wide strapping and top casing shorts me on the bottom trim.... will figure this out

Sew the bottom trim casing and bottom edge

I will sew the last seam and know the size of the bottom circle piece then lining and strap attachment

This is like a duffle bag... so I am going to put the double bungie pull strings through the top trim and a zipper that has large teeth and the ability to use a strap on the side or on the top  or regular backpack style.  ----> little drawing

Thinking through the strapping... I think I will put Loops on both sides top and bottom and on the inside top above zipper on both sides... Then He can wear as backpack regular or diagonal or carry handle.  Loops Sewn in Seams with 3 strappings that are adjustable

Now the Drawstrings at top-using bungie type narrow elastic and cord locks.

I will post a picture with details after I finish it.

At this point the top enclosure has been sewn in with a zipper closing.   So next the lining.

Originally I made the lining out of vinyl, but checked with the future user and we decided that was too heavy.  So, using the lining previously made as a pattern, made it out of a light pleather, but decided to add a zippered pocket to the inside and a loop to hang a detachable bag in the inside for ??

Strapping in pleather doubled for strength but softness can be inserted 3 ways... as backpack, as a barrel duffle bag style supporting underneath or as an over the shoulder vertical bag

original lining in vinyl to copy for pleather lining

Original neoprene top changed into inside detachable zipper bag

Two Loops inside the Tote to hang this bag from and Extra straps not in use inside the bag...  DONE  DONE DONE and GONE.... Back to sewing the crazy cat quilt and gifts and clothes.....

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Sunrise Quillow

This is my personal fabric design printed on minky-diagonally Quilted as a blanket and the Pillow pocket is lined with double sided minky....toasty feet in this quillow- Simple but the quilting took a while...  The tote is the same design fabric on canvas covered in clear vinyl and lined with a vinyl that has a pewter look.

Tote with toss and Lumbar-Quillow folded into pillow

The Vinyl lining and the clear plastic for the tote comes from and also the batting for the quillow

The fabric for this creation comes from my personal fabric shop on Spoonflower  where my designs are from my photos when kayaking-on vacation-or my personal gardens or my crazy little drawings-  This same fabric in Duvet covers, sheets, curtains, tablecloths etc.

If you don't want to sew these items yourself with my fabric you can order them from Roostery items made with Sunrise over Assateague Fabric---My fabric items on Roostery  --->Pre made items on Roostery with my fabric Designs  13 pages of items


Saturday, December 21, 2019

OMG Will I Get these all Done?

The Christmas Bash Stash In Progress

Quillows, Quilts and Pants, Jackets...Stockings OH MY!zzzzzz

ARGHHHH.... Have to go to work!

OOOPS...quick  make something for 96 yr old Grandma

Monday, December 16, 2019

Fun Quilting On the side...NOW--- Working on CATS CATS AND MORE CATS!


A lot of this one came from G Street, but I still have to put the cats in the classic Antique convertibles and have them drive accross the quilt...and a couple of them may want to play golf...who knows... Planning Stage.. updated as it goes...

Cats are crazy but not as sports minded as the pugs were!

You could do a beautiful quilt like this of cats or....  


ALL Background Fabric Came From G Street Fabrics.. Only the PUGS were outsourced....  SHOP <----Click  or come to Rockville and See US ALL

This Pillow Present is Done To go with the Quillow that was already made!

Cats Need to Golf too!.... Sew... Watch Movies and eat Popcorn... Float through Outer Space and Scare Each Other... Besides Reading Books...... Be Ready for a Christmas Laugh

Holidays are Getting Close

Speed Sewing....

ALL fabrics came from G Street Fabrics <---- Check out Shop on Site

Here is What My Gift Receivers are Getting Their Gifts in

Why waste Wrapping Paper... and Their Names will be on them
Ultrahold cut Letters and one symbolic Applique

He Loves to say OWOOOL HOOT HOOT.... so his will have an Owl Applique

Hat Fabric Came From
G Street Fabrics Polar Fleece and Bumpy Minky <---SHOP

On the table is Red Lace to make an Over Blouse for over an existing Green Chemise and a Green Flowing Jacket as I love to whip up quickly. To be Done after the stockings and One Burnout Silk or Devore' Silk Jacket for one of the girls... each of 4 of them will get one and suede Sherpa Vests- already cut out...  Don't Tell

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Add a Drapeneck Blouse

Still Got some material?  I do
added drapeneck blouse to Pilazzo Pants  or Tubins and a couple of scarves from leftovers... and dodads to earrings.

Quick... Chop Chop... Front Back Facing Sleeves... sew sleeves..and hem... iron interfacing to back facing... sew onto back front to back and hem in sleeves...done.... extra fabric still?  sew a couple of scarves..
Put in your matching earrings that match your pants...throw on your blouse... pull on your pants.. grab a freeflowing jacket and throw the scarves over your neck and go to work... Oh yeah...get to work and grab some glitzzy sequined appliques... sew them together and take your leftover button shanks bend with needlenose pliers and slide onto earring backs to look like a dancing queen...LOL... well not quite..maybe if you added a tiara

20 minute pants... Tubins- use a leggin pattern and widen the legs to be a little more grown up... and add a scarf to your drape neck shirt... and how about a flowy jacket.... You GO GIRLS!!

Jacket-shortened 6 inches for my pants outfits-No interfacings and only front - back and sleeves... DONE

One piece pattern- elastic waist, just widen the legs for the more professional look and to fit over your boot tops in the winter but still pencil legs....quick and easy..

Scarves if any style out of your leftovers add custom look!

Make matching earrings by covering buttons and gluing an earring back on and voila -you are so custom!