The day after Thanksgiving, my family usually hits the mall. I do not. I enjoy the calm and the aloneness and do whatever I want that doesn’t involve cooking any more complicated than hitting a few microwave buttons.
Today I got to sew all day. On Wednesday I finished adding the final sashing strips to my king sized Growing Up Odd top.
Today I pieced together a back for it.
Now I just need to get a king sized piece of batting and I will take it to school to pin baste.
Then I used this tutorial and some scraps of canvas I dug out of the fabric closet to make a lunch bag. I think a dark color would be more practical, but this is what was on hand so I figured I could try it out and then decide if I wanted to make any changes.
The scrap canvas is actually leftover from the ironing surface I made a while back, as you can see in the picture above.
It turned out really cute, and just the right size.
I sewed it pretty much as the tutorial directed, except I cut the notches for the bottom corners a little bigger to give it more width, and I sewed my own straps. I also improvised strings by braiding some cotton yarn.
I tested it out and it fits everything I need it to, including the Pyrex container I use when I take soup. Come Monday, I am prepared.