Friday, July 10, 2015
2015 RSC July Red Week 2, a Reversible Tote and a Zipper Pouch Wristlet
July's RSC color is red. Clearly the tote and wristlet pictured is PINK and PURPLE. This week I made and turned two blocks made with red crumbs into a red pot holder. That red pot holder was in a group picture I posted Wednesday when I blogged my RSC mid-year progress. Oh my! It was fun visiting everyone's mid-year progress blog posts when we linked up on SoScrappy's Mid-Year Progress post Wednesday. So many great colorful projects in progress this year. I was both impressed and inspired.
Still, I wanted to post and link up something Saturday. The child tote and zipper pouch wristlet in the picture was made this week with a fat quarter of cute novelty fabric gift from a fellow blogger. The tote was made with two 10" x 11" pieces of novelty print, two 10" x 11" pieces of lining fabric, two 10" x 11" pieces of fusible fleece, two 4" x 22" pieces of fabric for the handles, two 1" x 22" pieces of fleece" for the handles, a 2.5" x 8" piece of fabric for a button loop and a couple pink flower buttons. The tote is reversible so I sewed a button on the inside as well as the outside. I cut 1 1/8" squares from the bottom corners of each piece of novelty print, lining, and fleece to square the bottom of the tote.
The zipper pouch wristlet was made using this YouTube video clip. I used the measurements in the video. I added fusible fleece on the backs of the novelty print pieces and a 1" x 12" piece of fleece inside the wristlet fabric. The fleece made it more difficult to sew, but it gave the pouch more body and structure.
The tote and the wristlet will be donated to go in our guild's Boutique open during our annual quilt show. Money raised in the Boutique will go toward supplies to make charity quilts.
To see what others made with red scraps this week, go here Saturday morning.