I finished up this tote bag as my first encounter with Kraft-tex. It's that brown stuff on the bag bottom portion. It's a papery fabric alternative, and something I have wanted to try for quite awhile but never made it a priority. Not very long ago, I saw a purse/bag pattern in a shop that uses Kraft-tex, and their sample was appealing. Knowing that this was in supply over at Bear Patch, I immediately wanted to make it! But first I found this free pattern over on the C&T website and thought I would start with something easy. So here's my first project!
I have continued to whittle away at my Mini Rings quilt (shown below) and as of bedtime last night I now have it 2/3 done, with the first 2 vertical rows all sewn together. I do like the color and design style of this. But it also is made with some different techniques, and I'm not sure I have mastered those! I'm not sure if it's my sewing, or just the nature of the beast, but a lot of my seams and corners do not match, which is not my norm.
On a whim, I took a few spare minutes and glue-basted these 2" hexies from a pre-cut pack of Tula Pink's newest fabric line, Slow and Steady. The colors are happy! No definite plan for these yet, but I'll cook up something from those ideas running around in my brain!
And I've picked out fabric and supplies for the next little bag project--
Since I have a couple of sewing retreats coming up this fall, I want to be prepared! This Sew Together Bag has been simmering on the back burner in my sewing room for quite awhile, just waiting for me to pay attention and pick out the fabric! I love picking out fabrics to go together, but I often can't be rushed with that. I just like to take my time, I guess!