ARGH. I wrote this post yesterday but the internet kindly packed up on me, losing my post. Oh well…. take two!
So… I received my fabric from fabric.com yesterday and immediately set to work to create this toilet bag, modelled on a paper bag with velcro fastening. It’s for a friend and I hope she doesn’t mind me posting it here before she gets it!
I used PUL to line the bag for the waterproof factor (shampoo leaking throughout travel bag is seriously unwanted!) and then used Amy Butler fabric on the outside. I think if I made it again I’d work out a way to make it a bit stiffer, as at present it’s a bit floppy… but then I suppose you need the floppiness to fold over the top – oh the dilemma! Anyway, it’s large enough to fit my shampoo, conditioner, cleanser, body wash, tooth brush, tooth paste and with lots of room to spare.
I sort of managed to photograph a tutorial as I went. When I say sorta, I mean I took too many photos of some parts and then forgot photos of the rest. haha Thoroughly informative. I needed something else to put in my little amateur tutorial section on my sidebar… the wool dyeing tute is getting a little lonely. So that is tomorrow’s job!
And here are pics of the fabric I bought… worked out about 1/2 the price to get it shipped from the US as paying in NZ so I am very happy. Although I’m not sure about the choices I made. So much other fabric that I wanted!
This is the Amy Butler stuff. It is a LOT brighter in real life… which sort of scared me as I am very much an earthy tones girl and believe fluorescent yellow firmly remains in the 1990s. It’s growing on me though… and I love the wall paper look.
While I was shopping I couldn’t resist grabbing this Bird Seed print by Alexander Henry. So cute! But a whoooole lot more yellow than I thought it would be. I assumed that the background would be bright white, but it turns out I was very wrong and it’s a yellow colour. But that’s cool… I’ll figure out some use for it!
And I also couldn’t stop myself from putting this gorgy Damask print in my shopping basket too. It’s my favourite of the bunch and I have absolutely no idea what to do with it! (Nor anything to team it with!)
So if you suffer from a fabric buying addiction like myself then stay right away from fabric.com – it is impossible to leave without buying something! (or somethings!)