I love a sewing project that makes itself. You know, the kind that simply comes together without much thought or planning and in the end is one you truly love ~ even more than the projects you labored over and tried so hard to make perfect.
Hello bear in a bag!
Sleepy tiny bear in a giant sleeping bag... that is.
I've got a lot of random hexagon flowers hanging about my sewing room. I make them while out and about, knowing that someday they'll come in handy. This hexagon piece was sewn during the drive home from our recent trip to Las Vegas. Then I happened to place it on some blue ticking when I got home and it screamed yes! A tote bag! But, this ticking is different from the kind I'm used to ~ it is super soft and has a nice drape. So the tote idea went gonzo and I decided to make a doll quilt. Then I thought, no ~ better, a sleeping bag.
And I found the perfect piece of binding but it was a few inches short. I used it anyway...
And added a little button detail along the bottom...
I love it! Oh, and one last thing... after I appliqued the hexagons onto the ticking I very carefully snipped out the backing because the stripes were so dark they showed right through the hexagons. But normally I don't do that. When you applique hexagons onto fabric, do you snip out the fabric from behind?
1. Gorgeous Roses, 2. Wool Eater, 3. linen shoulder bag, 4. "A room without books is like a body without a soul.", 5. Untitled, 6. Beautiful chevron design on the Taj Mahal, 7. Vintage Sheet Swap, 8. Traditional Home Magazine, 9. Molly's Sketchbook: Mother's Day Liberty of London Handkerchief Set, 10. Pink threads, 11. Organic Merino Wool Knit Wrap, 12. Granny Square Bonnet, 13. color dots
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