I wanted to pop in today to let you all know that there's a sale going on at Michelle Patterns for 20% off your purchase of $10 or more! And hurry! The sale ends today. Just use the code: twozip
Two Zip Hipster and the Convertible Clutch.
In anticipation of going to the International Quilt Festival in Long Beach I recently made myself a Padded Camera Pouch and I love it. A few weeks ago on a trip to M&L fabric store in Anaheim I bought myself two yards of Just Dandy by Josephine Kimberling for Robert Kaufman in the pink colorway with the idea to make travel accessories for myself to use when I go to Sewing Summit and decided that this was a good time to cut into it.
The pattern comes in 4 sizes: small, medium, large, and extra large. Since I wanted my camera case to be big enough to also hold my phone and a few credit cards I went with the medium sized pattern. The pattern took probably two hours or so to complete, which is not bad for me considering I had never made the pattern before.
|Padded Camera Pouch with Strap|
I made a few adjustments to the pattern, including adding a strap. I did to by adding a D-ring onto the body of the camera pouch itself and then making myself a removable wristlet key fob strap using a swivel clasp that clips onto it when I want the bag to have a handle.
|Open Camera Pouch|
|Closed Camera Pouch|
The whole thing cinches up so I never have to worry about stuff falling out if the flap were ever to open while carrying it on my wrist.
Since I wanted to carry a small wallet in my pouch to the quilt show I whipped up this little one to match. I used the Basic Wallet Pattern that I've used before here but instead of making it full sized I made it two inches shorter. The wallet I ended up with is just the perfect size to hold a few credit cards in the front pocket and some money in the large pocket.
I love the way they both came out, and am really looking forward to making myself a few more matching accessories before Sewing Summit. I'm thinking a makeup bag, a camera strap, and maybe a duffel or tote? Not sure yet, but I LOVE this fabric!
|Camera Pouch and Wallet|
Happy Sewing everyone! I hope you take advantage of the last day of the sale (7/29) and stock up on some awesome patterns from Michelle Patterns.