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Felt bags experiment
One of the girls at work had a cute little felt bag from Kookai or some other store starting with K?. All the seams were on the outside and it was basically square so I thought it would be easy enough and I would get a cute little carry bag to haul my stuff between buildings.
It's basically easy peasy to make - two rectangles 30cm x 35cm, 10cm wide + handles. You can fit all the pieces in with 70cm of 90cm wide felt, but I would recommend buying 1.1m as I had to join to make the sides/bottom. I think it would sit better if this was all one piece.
I also think the felt on the original was much better quality - I had to feel all the felt at spotlight and these two where the thickest I could find but not as good as the original. For a fancy present, would be worth splurging on some good felt.
Mine is the brown, featuring ribbon from Miss Alson, and the caramel/pink one is for a girl at work.
I will let you know how they perform!
Funky Red Maternity Shirt
I am rather enjoying how easy it is to make maternity shirts - a big sack with some strings on it. This one is made from Burda 8376
, modified as this is a stretch satin rather than a knit as the pattern recommends. It does photograph rather shiny but is cool in person. The string is harvested from scraps from the bridesmaid dress.
You can see the back and a better view of the print here