Monday, 1 March 2010

Bag lady rises again...

...This time, to do a Pirate version of an old classic. The 80's Gym bag. A certain little man has just turned 5 and he's into Pirates....well at least he was last time we met. You never can tell, themes come and go with Children. I shall keep my fingers crossed for now though, as I'm mid- way production and just need to get this finished. A while back I made one for my own little girl. We head out of London every now and then to visit the family and I thought it would be good to have a separate bag to put all her own 'belongings' in. More fun than necessary. Here it is:


(You may notice this fabric from other projects. I made Jazz's bag and also have an animal skin waiting to be stuffed, made from this bright Ikea print. Its just perfect for children.)


So for the next bag, I'm making a pirate logo and using a much stiffer cotton drill. Heavy weight and hopefully able to withstand a lot more handling. Because boys are rough, right? The Applique is finished but Ive still got a lot of piping and binding to do- boooooooooo. It has to look good inside and out. I'm too much of a perfectionist. (Well I strive, I never reach it.)


Above is the flat fabric with stitched down circular straps. Below is the completed Applique. Still unsure if its a bit 'naff' or not. Cant quite get into the mind of a 5 year old boy. Will find out sooner or later as it must be finished in another day because we are meeting up.


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