Thursday, August 5, 2010

Echino - for girls and guys

First up, I created this for Matt's iPad.  I wasn't actually sure if he'd like it or use it, but it's a huge hit!  It certainly helps that I used some funky Echino featuring vespas.
I constructed this sleeve the same way as my iPad sleeve, but I cut this one down for a snugger fit.  I prefer the snug fit, so I may deconstruct mine and trim it down a bit.


And with the remaining insanely adorable Echino, I whipped up a few bags.  I've been eyeing a Vera Bradley hipster bag for awhile now, but I can't bring myself to buy one.  With the hipster in mind, I created The Seattle Bag:
Our realtor in Seattle is this super fun, hip mom.  She's just so.....Seattle. :)  And she carries a really simple hipster style bag.  Yeah, naming patterns and projects isn't one of my strengths...

For this particular bag, I created a front outside pocket, which closes with the button tab.  The zipper runs along the top of the bag to keep the style simple and clean.  Inside I included a zipper pocket and another small pocket for things like chap stick.

Top view of the bag.  Button tab is open, showing the outer pocket.
I love the style and shape of this bag, which really allows for showcasing fun fabric.  I may make up a few of these for the shop.


And because I couldn't bear to waste any of this fabric, I made Addy a small bag.  Nothing fancy, just a simple velcro tab closure with a button accent.
I can't get over the funky prints that Echino offers.  And now that I've worked with the fabric a bit, I think I'm hooked!

8 comments:

mjmaroon said...

This is my favorite thing you have made me so far.... In fact, I'll be taking my iPad in it's case down to the hotel bar in just a few minutes to have an adult beverage.

Creative disorganization said...

I just Luv the sadle bag....( I want one..lol )the fabric is me as well...cheers NIC ( Australia )

Thimbelina said...

Your ipad sleeve looks great... it can be tricky sewing for the men in our lives!
All your creations look so beautifully finished!

SewLindaAnn said...

Love the bags, I think you'd get a great response for the pattern if you wanted to do it.

Anna said...

oh yes, I agree on sharing that pattern for the bags, they're really awesome!

Julie @ Joy's Hope said...

Please, please, please make more Seattle bags!!! One desperately needs to be mine forever.

hilltopmom said...

I love your bag and sleeve. Funky and cool.

Kristie said...

These are gorgeous! Love them!