Today is my stop on the Urban Scandinavian Sewing Bloggers Book Tour.
Myself, along with a few other talented sewing bloggers will be sharing Kirstyn Cogan’s new book, Urban Scandinavian Sewing, available for purchase at C&T publishing and Amazon.
It's a wonderfully simple book that has fun little projects that can easily (and quickly) be stitched up! It also has a smattering of Nordic recipes throughout that i can't wait to try, um... helloooo Swedish Meatballs and Lingonberry sauce!!
I decided to try my hand making the Sail Away Tote, and i think the longest part of the process was just picking the fabrics out! Once i finally decided on my fabrics the bag came together so fast!
When i first saw this bag i thought it would be great for a little book bag for my mom for taking to the library, so of course i started with the navy bookish fabric. From there i picked the AMH stag print ( my mom loves this print) and an architectural print that i knew she would also love.
I've backed the bag in the same bookish print,
as well as lining it and making the straps from it too! When the fabric is the perfect pick for the project you may as well use it as much as possible!
I did widen the straps from the pattern as i wanted it to be more comfortable when carrying books, but other than that i've kept it exactly like the pattern.
I think my favourite detail is the little wooden buttons used to hold the pockets closed. Perfect.
I have my next two projects from the book picked out and fabrics pulled for one, and can see this being a great project book when i need to whip up a quick gift for someone. And with Christmas steadily getting closer i may as well get a jump on the gift making now, right!
There's sure to be many more lovely things sewn from the other fab ladies taking part in this hop so be sure to pop on over to their blogs and check it all out!
Here’s the schedule for the next two weeks:
WEEK OF AUGUST 17
Nicole from Modern Handcraft
Hilary from Young Texan Mama
Nicole from Snips Snippets
WEEK OF AUGUST 24
Jennie from Clover & Violet
Tessa from The Sewing Chick
Alli from More Please Thank You
You'll also want to visit Kirstyn’s blog, http://www.kirstyncogan.com/blog/ over the next two weeks, as she’ll be sharing round-ups of all the stops each week so you’ll be sure not to miss a thing!
Enter to Win A Copy of Urban Scandinavian Sewing!
As part of the book tour, Kirstyn is giving away a copy of her book and a FQ bundle of her new fabric line, Urban Scandinavian, that is shipping to fabric stores near you next month, to two lucky winners! Enter below in the rafflecopter giveaway, open through midnight, August 30.
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High fives for an awesome giveaway, (and finally a blog post!!)