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Sew Your Pattern Stash 2015 (January)

Sew Your (Pattern) Stash 2015

This month's theme for "Sew Your Pattern Stash" on Facebook is to sew things for yourself. I've made these two Swoon Patterns so far. I still have some running pants which I have cut out and ready to be sewn together...but I doubt I'll be modeling those...at least not until I've lost another 20 pounds (or so).

First up is the Rosie Crossbody Bag--such a cutie--need I say anymore? She's the perfect size and I really have come to love the hands-free style of a cross-body bag. It just makes sense when trying to keep track of everyone and everything. :) My favorite feature is that little zipper pocket on the back. It's a nice and secure space to keep something that you need to be able to grab easily--cell phone, chap stick, gift cards, you get the picture. I enjoyed embellishing the front flap--makes it pretty unique and cute too.

Up next is the India Hobo (also from Swoon patterns). I seriously am trying to sew the patterns that I own, although I have been tempted on more than 1 occasion to buy a new one. Then I quickly remember my sewing resolutions and back away from the computer. :) I like India, but I like Rosie better. Not sure yet if this will make it to the gift pile or if I will end up keeping her. Or maybe I will sell her. That way I could build my stash just a little bit...

India is a crossbody bag as well and here's the real surprise: she's reversible! That's totally cool if you are into that kind of thing. India is seriously a quick and easy sew. I especially like the zippered pocket on the outside and then again on the inside. It's a cute design element on top of the slip pocket.

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  1. I really like the polka dot fabric on the front flap with the flower cutout - and the interior fabric on the India bag is really cute!

    1. Thanks, Bethany. I wasn't too sure about the lining fabric on the India, but it does give it a nice pop of color.

  2. Gosh, now I want one of those patterns too! Lol

    1. That always happens to me when I read about different patterns on blogs--I usually end up wanting to buy them!


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