My sister listened to Iron Maiden, AC-DC, and other heavy metal groups in high school. So when I won this Timeless Treasures fabric from the very funny Val at Purple Boots and Pigtails, I knew immediately that something for her would come out of it.
I picked the Ellie Travel Case (tutorial by Fabric Mutt). And it turned out fairly cute, although I’m not really happy with the zipper tabs or the raw edges showing under the handle. The burgundy Mochi linen was really hard to match, so I decided to go completely different with the bright green zipper. The lining is a Parson Grey laminate for practicality, and it wasn’t too difficult to work with, I simply used a walking foot to stitch the sew-in interfacing in place, and worked with the wrong side of the fabric from then on.
I think this pattern would work as a lunch bag, so I would like to make it again and see if I can improve on the zipper tabs. I had a few helpful comments on instagram along those lines. Speaking of IG, there has been a lot of comments this week on the change from a chronological to an algorithm based feed. I agree, I liked the “insta” part, that posts not seen would disappear in the mists. I get annoyed with facebook showing posts out of order, and I actually use FB rarely these days.
Linking up to TGIFF this week.