I've had a lovely quarter yard cut of Kate Spain's Fandango Seville in Celadon sitting around in my stash waiting for me to be inspired. I've pulled it out for many projects, but it just didn't seem quite right. I originally bought it online as it looked grey on the website but was quite surprised when it arrived to see it was green. Perhaps if I had known what "celadon" meant, I would have realised it was green.
Anyways! Enough backstory (ahh too much Phineas and Ferb!). All that has changed now! I have used almost all of it up and I'm thrilled with how it turned out!
Just a little bit of fussy-cut Fandango on the front...
Isn't the Fandango perfect for a little paper pieced bird? By the way, the pattern for this bird is a freebie that you can get over at Liljabs. It's the second one I've made - that's how much I love it.
My first one was a teal birdie (details here)
For this bird block though, I decided instead of another mini, to make my Fandango birdie into a tote bag for one of my sisters' birthdays (approaching rather rapidly). Oh and in case you're reading this NelleNelle, it's not for you. I don't even remember if you're having a birthday, are you? ;)
I had the perfect amount of fabric left to line the inside of the bag completely in Fandango. Love, love love.
I'm even getting the hang of doing those inner zip pocket things! Not as difficult as it seems! I used this tutorial at Sew Mama Sew - also tells you how to insert those magnetic clasps. Handy!.
As for the rest of the bag, I just made it up as I went. Very basic and the size all came down to how much fabric I had left. I did make the straps long enough for this to be a shoulder bag - think that's a necessity in a bag.
Yes. I'm rather pleased with how this one turned out. Hope my sister loves it too. :)
Linking up with Sew Happy Geek for Manic Monday :)