Saturday, July 21, 2007

Hurrays and Boos

So since I am leaving for the airport in a couple hours, I decided to keep my promise of making another post before I leave. Hurray! Chris is bringing his laptop, so hopefully I will be able to post while we are on our trip. Instead of packing, this time I had a crazy urge to sew. So here are some things that I was working on in the past couple of days...
July 20, 2007
Ok, this one is a hurray. I wanted to make a little pouch, and a little pouch I made. I am so not good with these snaps though. Is there a trick to them? I'm just using a hammer...
July 21, 2007Day in the Park Backpack as a backpack
And this one is the boos. The photos are small because I took them at 2-ish in the morning, and they're blurry. Didn't want to give you a headache. This is a great pattern by Liesl of Disdressed, one of my favorite blogs. I started this this morning, cutting out all the fabrics and sewing it all together. The construction reminded me vaguely of the weekender bag that I made before. Since it was kinda familiar, it was fairly easy. I love it. Still deciding on the fabric (too circus maybe?) but I love the bag. Here's the kicker. The last step of the bag is to use rivets to attach the straps. I have NO idea how to put rivets on. I just tried to use a hammer. Did not work. What's the trick? Sara, you must have some tricks up your sleeve... your rivets AND your snaps look fabulous...

Anyway, enough whining. Time for some last minute packing! Next time I'll be typing will be from Japan! Oooh!!

(So I will be missing In Stitches Sew Along for July and Bag Month because I was a lazy bum this month. Boo. Nothing like packing for a 2.5 week trip to jumpstart your sewing mojo.)

6 comments:

Kristine said...

Ooooh have fun in Japan! I like the bag...I'll have to add it to my list!

African Kelli said...

You are off the hook for In Stitches. Travel always wins in the roshambo of priorities. Love that backpack bag! Super cute. Hope you have a wonderful adventure!

Marisa said...

Please take tons of pictures in Japan, and don't forget to visit Yuzawaya in Shinjuku station! You won't regret it.

flanthrower said...

No tricks, but some special hardware (nothing to fancy schmancy) certainly helps. I've also had to rip out my fair share of rivets and snaps. A lot of trial and error but I think it makes a bag look really finished.

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tinkerwiththis said...

snaps are the debil. but i find if you get one of those fancy snap plier tools your odds of getting the snap to work are much higher. plus, you don't put craters in your wood furniture....