So, back to the subject, here's the projects that I made.
I made this Boxy Dopp Bag from Kojo Designs for my brother for Christmas. I put shave cream and razors in it for him. I also gave one to my 14 year old son, but gave him travel shampoos and such. (He's not quite shaving yet, and I'm not quite ready to let him!)
I was actually able to make this for very little, as I used a skirt that I had bought and never worn. It is made out of a black pin-stripe material and used the silky lining of the skirt for the lining of the bag. The only thing I paid for was the zipper, which was more difficult to find than you might think! I did end up shortening an 18" zipper to the 14" I needed.
I did make some changes to the bag featured on Kojo Designs by making all the rough edges facing each other and inverted the bag on itself (a little complicated to figure out, but once together makes the bag look more finished.) The other change I made was not to have the strap on the side, but inserted it into the end of the bag.
I made this knitting needle and crochet needle roll for my Mom. I wasn't sure if she had one of these, but couldn't remember seeing one for her. What I liked about this bag was that it was for both the knitting needles and the crochet needles. It as small and big pockets and should even have storage for the round needles for knitting and for her scissors.
Again, I was able to make this out of materials I had on hand, so the cost was nothing for me. The prints were all from the Daisy Kingdom pattern. Funny that I had these all from several different places. I am thinking about adding these to an Etsy shop that I am hoping to open in the next few weeks, so please let me know if you'd like one!
|The roll all rolled up.|
|Side view of the Capri Sun Bag|
|Close up of how I attached the handles. I wanted to be sure that they stayed on when it is filled.|
|A sneak peak at the bottom.|