Sunday, August 28, 2016

Oh, Nickita, I love you sew....

Bonus points if you know the song reference.  (Okay so they points are not worth anything, but if you know it you can feel smart.)

I made the second bag in the "Zip It Up."class on Craftsy.   This bag is called "Nickita."   It was surprisingly easy to make and I consider it a complete success. The free motion quilting was NOT in the class instructions. She explains a much easier way to stitch the layers together....but I wanted to quilt it. So, I did.
The colors are truest in this photo of my Nickita bag.
 I decided to make the handles with a completely different fabric that accentuates the blue bits in the feathers. I also added a blue pull to the lavender zipper just to add a bit of whimsy.  You can peek at the lining fabric in the open photo below.
The colors are "off" a bit in this picture. 
I am thinking I will use this one as a shave kit when I travel. However, this would be a great bag to carry some sewing supplies with you for hand work, or to a guild sewing day.

It may be a few days, but I want to make the Bendy Bag that is taught in this class too. If you click the link, you can see pictures of it.

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9 comments:

JJ said...

Love the bag. I have been wanting to make one similar just haven't sat down to do it.

Tangos Treasures said...

Love that bag!!

Elton John!!

Debbie said...

Very whimsical color combo....love it!

Barbara said...

Yes, a travel kit of some kind, very cool! Oh, and knowing the song reference didn't make me feel smart, just old. ;)

Barbara said...

Wait, is it Elton John? Holy moly, I was thinking Perry Como. Well, older either way.

diamondc said...

Everytime I hear that song by Elton John it brings me almost to tears, I have seen the video which is lovely.,
Love your bag, I am afraid of zippers, I have only put in two one when I was in middle school and one on my wedding dress, both were okay but still, I am afraid of zippers, the bag is lovely.

Blessings
Catherine

Michael Theisen said...

I got the Elton John reference immediately because we are about the same age. My bags are still wonky, despite the same Craftsy class. I need to practice more.

Jeanna said...

A great bag. I can see using to carry crochet needles also :) I should look up the class, the sandwich bag I am using is wearing out!

Marlene said...

How was this bag to sew Gene? I have the course but haven't got around to making this one. How does it compare to the "Runaround Bag" from the same class?