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Project

Sidekick Mini Suitcases

Project Description

What are you most proud of? That the vision in my head made it out into reality. It was worth all the brainstorming sessions, pin stabbings, and late nights to have my kids pack themselves for trips. Happy kids, happy mama. What advice would you give someone starting this project? It is an intimidating project, but the pattern breaks it down into manageable chunks. This is totally doable by an intermediate sewist who wants to stretch their sewing wings a bit more.

What you will need

  • Canvas
  • Quilting Cotton
  • Heavy Duty Stabilizer
  • Interfacing
  • zippers
  • pastic canvas

Q&A with Jodi Bonjour

crafttopia asked:
Great job! No easy task. I bet the kids really like them too. These are fashion magazine items. Wish we could see the cuties carrying their cases. Really inspiring.
Jodi Bonjour answered:
If you look at the primal post there are some pictures of the kids. http://sewfearless.com/2011/10/04/three-little-suitcases/
TezzH asked:
I've sewn heaps of different types of techniques, but I've never sewn a zipper on the curve. Is it a hard technique?
Jodi Bonjour answered:
The zipper is actually sewn to the zipper facings "flat". No need to sew the zipper itself to the curve.
patriciae1310615 asked:
What fabric did you use? Is it canvas?
Jodi Bonjour answered:
Yes. "Duck cloth.canvas.

Skill Level

Intermediate