Thursday, 28 August 2014

Sewtogether bag and more Dr Seuss

I'm still busy with my Auntie Green's Quilt. But once in a while it's nice to do something different, preferably something that can be finished in a day or two. I'm sure you have seen lots of different versions of the "Sewtogether bag" on the Internet. I bought the pattern a while ago and this week I was able to twist a friend's arm to make it together with me. We had fun and are both pleased as punch with the result. We found a terrific sew along on the The Quilt Barn Blog with lots of photos, which were very helpful. 




I loved how my friend put hexagons on her bag and the copy cat that I am I had to do it too.  


When my daughter was here, she was looking for a basket for her classroom to put all her pen holders in (she has several for all the bits and pieces she needs on a daily base). Apparently her kid always make them fall over which results in a big mess. As we couldn't find exactly what she was looking for I suggested I would make her an open box. She chose a couple of  Dr Seuss fabrics which will go nicely with the quilt and bunting I already made for her classroom and this is the result: 



























Cheers
Vreni x

15 comments:

Cattinka said...

Jetzt kommt Ordnung auf den Schreibtisch Deiner Tochter, die Box ist eine gute Idee und die Mäppchen find ich super, das Hexagonblümchen ist das Tüpfelchen auf dem i
LG
KATRIN W.

Rosa said...

These pouches are stunning and the box too with that fun fabric.Great job!

Thimbleanna said...

Those sew together bags are adorable -- you and Kate sure do some fun projects together. And I LOVE the Dr. Suess box -- it's perfect!

FlourishingPalms said...

Oh, I'm happy you made a Sew Together bag! But better, that you could do it with a friend. I think the instructions aren't very good, so it's great that you both could follow the tutorial to get it figured out. That pencil box is adorable! You're such a good mom to help out your daughter like that. Sweet!

Julimond said...

Das sind ja mal raffinierte kleine Taschen. Großartig, liebe Vreni
Da muß man ja richtig trickreich Reissverschluesse einnähen. Super.

Ich wünsche dir alles Liebe

Iris

Julierose said...

Oh what adorable bags! Plus I really {heart} that Seuss box--Did you just cover an existing box? Very cute...hugs, Julierose

Hilde said...

You are so clever! All pieces are nicely made!

Shirley said...

What a well co ordinated classroom. Well done Vreni. You are clever.

Flickenstichlerin said...

Liebe Vreni,
das sieht nach einem praktischen Täschchen aus. Da hattet ihr einen produktiven Nachmittag und sicherlich sehr viel Spaß, und tolle Ergebnisse.
Liebe Grüßle,
Sylvia

meli B said...

Great projects. I agree that sometimes you need an easy finish in between the big jobs. Love the bags. They would make really nice presents.

antique quilter said...

love that Dr Suess box, it would be a perfect addition to my nieces playroom for their colored pencils and crayons. I may have to look into making something like this
thanks for sharing
kathie

Wendy said...

Your Sew Together bag is great. I've heard so many bad reviews of the pattern that I don't want to spend so much on it as it isn't cheap!

Jess @ Scrappy n Happy said...

I love the Dr Seuss box! The sew together bags are great, I have two more to make very soon.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

What a cute bag. Love the color, and all the zipper compartments inside, too. Great box for your daughters classroom. Love Dr. Seuss.

HeathersSewingRoom said...

You are very clever to get that bag together. They both look great. I love the Dr. Seuss fabric box. What a great idea for her desk.