Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Make Life.....Beautiful!

I am in love with Moda, Moda Bake Shop, and the Make Life line of fabric! So beautiful!

If you have never been to the Moda Bake Shop, you don't know what you are missing! This is an awesome place to find super cute tutorials for all of the cute Moda fabrics! I was browsing the Bake Shop last week and found the Charm Pack Reversible Purse! I knew I had the perfect fabric for this and the perfect person to make it for!

My Mom had a birthday back on the 22nd of Febuary and I still needed a present! I also had a charm pack handy! Make Life by Sweetwater for Moda! Need I say more! The colors in this fabric line are beautiful! They are very springy and very bright!

Everything was going awesome until I got to sewing and the straps....didn't go so well! I was so frustrated when I tried 3 times and still couldn't get them lined up just perfectly! I was getting very tired of my seam ripper. I finally went upstairs to tell my husband how frustrated I was and of course he told me exactly what to do! Undo the top stiching and open the seam stick the straps in and sew it all back together! Not quite the same look for the straps but it still looks super cute!

I don't fault the author of the tutorial for my troubles with the straps! I think I just am not quite at the right skill level for making it work out right! I can't wait to make this bag again! I think I may make another one with more Make Life.. Fabric! I will do blue and yellow together and red and green together! I also have some Nicey Jane fabric picked out to make a 3rd! I can see many of these bags in my future!

Here is the link for the tutorial!