Spring has come, at least in the Pacific Northwest! For my next project I searched for brightly colored, elaborately patterned fabrics to mix and match. I found two blue patterned fabrics and made a tote bag. The bag is big enough to carry a purse, a phone, as well as many other things. In Seattle, we need to bring our own bag for shopping, so I can carry this bag to go to the grocery store, farmer’s market, or boutique. There are two small pockets and a magnet clasp inside.
For my next crafting project, I made pillow cases which have fabric pattern on one side and crochet on the other side. I learned how to knit before crochet, but I always thought that crochet was very pretty. I started making simple scarfs and small bags with crochet. For the crocheted side, I matched a white yarn with pink, blue, or yellow yarn. I made 25 motifs and stitched them together. For the fabric side, I picked a patterned fabric that matched the crochet color. I also attached a zipper so that I can remove and wash the pillow case.
Yellow crochet and pig patterned fabric
Pink crochet and pig patterned fabric
Blue crochet and patterned fabric
This is another coin case that I made using the same fabric for the pot holders and the triangle shaped pouches from posts in the past. The inside is lined with a blue bird colored fabric. The weather in Seattle recently, has been beautiful, and I can tell that springtime is approaching; the leaves are growing back on the trees, and the cherry blossoms are blooming. This coin case, with its sky blue, and bird pattern, is the epitome of spring.
This adorable fabric with little colorful pigs all over it, is extremely versatile, and this time, I decided to make a coin purse with it. The outside is covered with the little pig fabric, while the inside is lined with a red polka dot fabric. I think that this coin case is not only useful for small amounts of pocket change, but is charming and eye catching as well.