This bag is fully padded on all 4 sides with 1/2″ foam, has removable and re-arrangeable 1/2″ foam dividers inside, and can accommodate my camera body with lens, my 13″ laptop, and two extra lenses with room for another lens or camera body if I made another divider. I pieced the inside flap and the strap out of Kokka Echino Nico Camera fabric in all 3 colors. The fabric is conveniently discontinued, but I had to have it. I’m not a fabric hoarder, but I have fabric hoarder friends and Etsy who came to my aid. Then I quilted a camera outline on the flap, and added the adjustable strap so the bag can be worn on the shoulder or cross body, 2 gusseted outside pockets with hand-drawn camera buttons, a recessed zipper, an inside zip pocket and an outside zip pocket. Phew. Three days of patterning and sewing later, I am in LOVE with this bag, and I hope you love it too. More photos on my blog, and I want to say thank you to Rachel for hosting this contest and to my fellow “Sewvivors” for pushing me in my sewing. Even to quilting. It’s been a blast!
Being in Sew-vivor has been such a great experience so far! I’m so excited to be included in the final three and I want to thank you for your sweet comments! I had a lot of fun with this third and final challenge. I have made a few quilts in my life, my mom makes beautiful quilts for friends and family, and I grew up next door to a professional quilter who would take me fabric shopping for my birthday! I definitely appreciate that a lot of time, skill, and love goes into piecing and quilting. For this challenge, I knew I wanted to incorporate the quilting into clothing for my daughter, Anna, so I made her a quilted puffy vest and pants with ‘quilt block’ knee pads. I bought a beautiful yellow wool at Mood in NYC before we moved last year to use for a different project, but I’ve been holding on to a small leftover piece since then. There was just enough to squeeze out the front and back of the vest. I used a pink and white cotton print for the lining and pockets, and two layers of quilt batting in between to make it nice and puffy. Once it was assembled, I machine quilted straight lines across it to hold all the layers together, as well as a cute heart and a special note to my girl on the back. The pants are made from a striped cotton-poly that is super
soft. I pieced together a quilt block using 1.5 inch squares of the fabric in alternating directions. Once I had a good size block, I cut out the shape for the knee pads, backed them with pink cotton, and quilted them into place. I sewed up a simple gray knit top and butterfly hair clip to complete the outfit. Check out my blog, Call Me Cat, for more details and pictures!
Quilted wave shirt back. The wave was designed by my husband, and integrated onto the shirt/sewn by me.
Quilted herringbone shorts. Blue shirt buttons.
Quilted shirt back.
pocket, herringbone pattern on the shorts, front slash pockets, two-tone
collar, blue buttons.
How to vote:
FYI, the competitors are allowed to use patterns. Public voting is open
from Wednesday at 7am EST until Friday at midnight PST. Contestants are
allowed to recruit from their blogs, social media, family, and
friends. One vote per device is allowed. The public vote counts as
50%. The other 50% of the vote comes from our guest judges. The Top 3
will be revealed next Wednesday, April 24.
Sew-vivor Challenge #3: Quilted
If you’d like to sew along with the contestants, be sure to upload your “buttons” projects to the Sew-vivor Flickr Group or post them on Instagram, using this hashtag: #sewvivor (without a hyphen).
I will be featuring some of your projects on next week’s reveal post, and one random winner will win a grab bag from Coats and Clark!
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