The problem was because these were scraps from a kids craft project, the clover fabric was really cut to pieces. I really didn't want to have to spend a bunch of money on this so I needed something that I could incorporate the clover fabric in small pieces. Hoping to put my newfound quilting skills to the test, I found this great tutorial from The Sewing Chick that I thought was perfect for what I was working with. I had so much miscellaneous fabric in my stash that the only thing I ended up needing to purchase was pink zippers!
|Click the photo to check out her blog and see the awesome tutorial.|
Even though I thought making so many of these was going to kill me, what's funny is I actually think I might end up making more with different fabrics and saving them as ready to go gifts for the holidays. While I'm pumped I got to make so many awesome things with my scraps, I don't know if I should be happy or concerned with my hoarding that I could make 20 matching bags with fabric I already have???
I mixed in zebra and flamingo themed fabric with the clovers because officials can't get enough zebra and flamingo swag. I really loved the the overall look of the bag and I think my crew loved them too.
I finished these all about a week and a half ago and I haven't made anything since partially because of time and partially because I kinda wore myself out with these. My back and my patience can only handle hunching over a sewing machine for so long. I have some more plans for scraps that I hope to get around to this weekend!