Thursday, February 10, 2011

My latest project

I've had an idea for a while and been mulling over how to tackle it...looked in vain for patterns online so realized it would be necessary to make up my own.

I've mentioned a time or eleven how bad I am at math and knew this would require some of that so I played around with sketches for a few weeks until I felt like I had a workable plan. This week I jumped right into it, and am happy to report that while there was definitely some seam ripping action going on, it was much less than I'd anticipated.

And here it is, the prototype:
Can't figure out what it is? It's a hanging toiletry bag! And I plan on making more of them, which is why I'm calling this one my prototype :)

I have a small bag picked up at a yard sale years ago but it's not big enough for everything I need to take on trips. In fact, I haven't really seen one big enough anywhere (and I've been looking for years).

Anyway, this one can definitely hold everything I need!
But this one isn't mine. I made it with a particular young lady in mind and will be gifting it to her soon.

So here's what it looks like folded up from the front (you can't see it, but the hook for hanging it is underneath the strap):
And the back:
I will do some things differently next time, but overall I'm very pleased with how this turned out. And isn't that a fun fabric?!


sara said...

that is so cute!!! I LOVE the colors and the fabric!!

I have to say that it was hard to tell how big it was in the first picture and my first thought was that you made a hooded quilt!! ha!

You go girl!

The Bug said...

LOVE it! What a great idea! I use a back from LL Bean that my mom gave me YEARS ago - it works really well for me. But I like this too.

rita said...

Me encanta el concepto, la tela, todo!

Kay said...

I love it! And the fabric is so fun! :)

skoots1mom said...

what a great job designing it and making it yourself...great job! absolutely LOVE that fun fab

Betty said...

I want one too! What a great idea. You should do a giveaway for one of these. Just sayin.... :)

Elizabeth said...

that is a GREAT bag!

Mari said...

I love it! I think you should sell those!

Lhoyt said...

Looks like your geometric work turned out very well. Muy creativo y colorido! Adelante!

Samantha said...


Robin @ Be Still and Know said...

Great Idea!

Necessity really is the mother of invention!


maddie/cadesmimi said...

Your talents never cease to amaze me. The recipient will love it!