Boy, that “sew _________” joke never gets old, does it? I just finished another project and thought I’d share but first – if your name is Moxy or Lean (who together comprise 95% of my readers), please busy yourself here. Everyone else? You know what to do.
In May, Lean and Mox are taking a trip to Mexico. I want SO much to go but I’m pretty sure I’ll be moving then so I can’t swing it. Still, I thought I’d gift my girls with something to take on their trip to ensure they remember me when buying souvenirs keep all their important travel documents in order. Last week, I found this tutorial for making a sassy travel documents holder. It looked like a fun challenge, so I made one for Lean this weekend.
I love how forgiving my poorly-lit apartment is! You can’t see my many flubs.
This project involves using bias tape, which I hadn’t done before. Attaching it is pretty easy. Amy Karol’s tute helped a lot, but I ran into problems trying to make the corners neat and tidy. (I just found this tute, which would’ve helped tremendously. Durr!)
When I was cutting all my fabric, I got confused about which pieces should be cut out of which fabrics so if you run into this problem, I’m happy to try and help. I also got confused with the zipper instructions and ended up winging it. Zippers are still my arch nemesis, though we get on MUCH better than we used to now that I understand how to use my zipper foot.
I wanted a different closure so I used this journal cover tutorial for help making a velcro one. I really like how it turned out.
I’m excited to make another holder for Moxy using some fun fabric. I don’t want to sound cocky, but I’m hoping to add a PVC porta-potty onto hers. How handy would that be when traveling? I wonder if my sewing machine has a porta-potty foot.