Friday, April 16, 2010

Gathering: Choices, Choices, Choices

Wow!!! I can not believe how many are joining the Weekender Tote sew-a-long!!! Please do not forget to also sign up on flickr, Sew Spoiled Weekender Tote Project. After you share your pictures there I will make blog posts with our groups progress using some of the feedback I gather from Flickr! Speaking of gather.... I am have such a hard time choosing fabrics! Maybe you can help:) ! 
I loves these prints are Stone Flora and Fauna fabrics by Patty Young from Michael Miller Fabrics. I love the contrast between the stone and bright colors! I could see this Weekender Tote being part of a girls weekend! Just the girls, pink and sassy! No boys allow weekend!
I have not made anything from Amy Butler's Love Collection! What a great opportunity this would be! This Weekender Tote would need to go to the beach! Somewhere fun and in the sun!
These prints are from Joel Dewberry's Modern Meadow Collection with Free Spirit and Rowan Fabrics. If I made a Weekender Tote with these prints I would have to go somewhere relaxing, Spa Weekend!
I adore these two prints they are Alexander Henry's 2-D Zoo Holly and Pink Dumb Dots from Michael Miller. They have both prints in pink and blue. You might have already guessed where I am going with this, a diaper bag would be super cute!!!
Here is also Amy Butler's Interfacing guide. I thought it might help. I usually use fusible fleece but I think I might try a lighter weight interfacing this time Pellon 809 has been my recent favorite. It is so much easier to sew, especially if you are a beginner.
Ok, so what are you thinking about using fabric wise?? Which fabric collection should I choose?
Smiles!
~Leah

9 comments:

Janel said...

HOLY COW!!! Those are some tough choices! I think you should do one bag with each collection! haha!!!!

9crafty11 said...

Hmmm..it is very tough to choose. I think you could make all 3 to in the time frame provided lol :) If you did have to choose, though I like them in the order you have placed them.

邱志誠 said...

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Dina said...

Do all three!!! I really like the Amy Butler Love collection.

sprigofivy said...

I love the tote, and have been trying to follow the pattern with little luck, and lots of seem ripping. I am hoping something will eventually come together, but its frustrating.

Christine said...

the first collection is my fav.

Kirsty said...

Amy Butler - I would love to make a bag from an Amy Butler rangebut sadly it is tooo expensive for me in Australia ($27 a metre/yard).

Ginger said...

That's a hard choice. I really like #1 and #3. Or you could just make one of each. :-)

Elena said...

I'm having trouble choosing mine. Of your bundles, I vote for the Modern Meadow first, and then the Amy Butler bundle.