Here’s a project I started over 2 years ago (!) that I finally finished. I saw this purse in an issue of Quilt Sampler – it was in a photo of one of the shops that was featured – and fell in love with it! Through the power of the internet, I googled “Sewing Crow” and quickly found the pattern by Kindred Spirits
I picked some bright colors for the applique, and when I was done stitching I sprayed the piece with distressing spray (walnut crystals mixed with water) to tone down the colors and give it a more aged look. I am very happy with the results. The handles were painted a glossy black, and two buttons were added for decoration. I will paint some gold stars on the handle, and also make a small wool strawberry to hang from one button, and find a little pair of scissors to hang from the other. Then it will be the perfect sewing bag!
The bag is roomy – the finished size measures about 12 X 15 – so it is big enough for most any project you want to take on the go. You can easily fit a full-size pattern, several yards of fabric/wool, and other accessories. I used a nice piece of orange Jo Morton fabric for the lining, and added two interior pockets (one in yellow and blue – Jo fabric of course).
I briefly considered embroidering something on the other side (“Keep it Thimble”), but instead opted to finish it up for now just to get it done! I can always go back and add the embroidery later. I’m so happy to finally have this finished! Are there any projects you’ve been meaning to finish – pull out one of them and see if you can finish it before the end of the year :).