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Run Bunny Run, Overnight Bag

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Here are some details about my project:
Category Sewing
Sizing Unisex
Style Casual, Cute, Whimsical
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What materials did you use? Navy Cotton Duck Cloth exterior and carrying straps, Grass Green polyester outdoor upholstery fabric for the liner and center ties. Colorful buttons for decoration, and a clever bunny machine embroidery (free standing lace design).

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What are you most proud of? I found a way to use up the last bit of navy cotton duck and green polyester outdoor fabric. I had a hunk of each and through some piecing strategy came up with enough fabric to make this overnight bag. I made a front pocket (foundation piecing strategy), using small scraps of colorful fabric. After construction of the front pocket I found a small dark spot (stain) on the ivory fabric in the margin--so I decided to cover that problem by hand-stitching a row of buttons. THERE YOU ARE MY FRIEND CAROL ANN WAUGH--see what you taught me in your online craftsy courses? Ha Ha--you taught me how to HIDE BOO-BOOS, because you told us "THERE ARE NO MISTAKES!" Besides--the buttons add interest and texture. See there? I got my brain focused in a brand new direction of creativity after taking Carol Ann Waugh's classes STUPDENDOUS STITCHING, and STITCH AND SLASH. I added a pocket on the back with the last little piece of navy duck cloth and embroidered MY STUFF.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Don't get rid of a piece of fabric just because it has a little stain on it. Embellish it with buttons or STUPENDOUS STITCHING. Take Carol Ann Waugh's online craftsy classes and learn how you can add texture and drama to your all your sewing projects. It sure made my sewing projects more fun.

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A really neat Overnight Bag. I love your animated lace bunny. Quite charming, he is.

08/13/2012 Flag

Hi Ipanema. Thanks for your note. Are you the girl from Ipanema? There's a song about the girl from Ipanema. "Tall and tan and young and lovely, the girl from Ipanema goes walking. . ." Have your heard the song?

08/14/2012 Flag

I have the Julie London son "Boy from Impanema". Does it change depending on the singer's gender?

08/24/2012 Flag

Awe that's so cute love it

08/14/2012 Flag

I sold this tote recently to a gal who travels lots. She enjoys collecting treasures and gifts on her trips.

10/12/2012 Flag