Seamwork just released their Holiday Collection of 10 patterns perfect for giving. While items like a grocery set, headband and bag caddy caught my eye the one that really piqued my interest was the Rocco Lunch Bag! I’ve been thinking about making a new lunch sack for awhile, my old one is a bit too small, and I’ve been waiting for a project to use kraft-tex paper fabric. I thought the natural colored kraft-tex gives the Rocco a paper bag feel reminiscent of packed school lunches.
Wait until you get your hands on this rugged paper that looks, feels, and wears like leather, but sews, cuts, and washes like fabric.
My sewing brain has officially turned towards summer. All I think about are cute dresses, light layers and how to stay cool and comfortable when the temperature rises. In my fantasy summer is all sandals, wicker purses and chill patios. In reality I am more likely to be hot, sweaty and sticky. Oh man, do I hate feeling sticky. And sometimes I just want to get up, throw something on and feel prepared for a summer day.
This year was the 40th anniversary of the North Country Fair. I’ve been attending this annual solstice celebration on and off since I was 16. It’s a music fest that’s all about community, with plenty of food, craft vendors, workshops and all around good vibes. The music goes till dawn and guaranteed you’ll make a friend or two.
This was the inspiration for my patchwork hobo bag. I wanted to make a comfortable crossbody bag that was large enough to stash all my fair paraphernalia in, that also fit the bright and eclectic hippy scene.