Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Sew Sew Modern 3 Swap


I joined the Sew Sew Modern 3 Swap  on Flickr at the beginning of summer and quickly got to work stalking my secret partner and making her gifts.
She said she really loved Heather Ross and would love a Travel Duffle Bag.
The timing could not have been any better. Briar Rose had just been released and I had already made two Travel Duffle bags, so I felt confident making one for this swap.



Travel Duffle

We were also supposed to either make or purchase a smaller item for our partner. I chose to make her a matching cosmetics case using Lindsey's fabulous tutorial on the Pellon Projects website.

Cosmetics Pouch

I added a few extra items, including some of my homemade fig jam, thread, and a small notepad and sent these gifts off to Jackie in Colorado, where they were warmly received last week. 

Fig Jam


Sew Sew Modern 3 Swap

I made a few adjustments to these patterns. 
I made the duffle a little larger than the large sized pattern and it turned out humongous. You could literally put a 7 year old child in this duffle bag! I also decided I wanted the inside to have a finished look, not the serger finished seams or the binding finish the pattern calls for, so I made a separate lining and then attached it at the zipper and in all the corners so it would not be loose inside. I also added the elastic pocket that Lindsey taught us at Sew South Retreat.

On the Cosmetics Case I used a laminated fabric from Kate Spain's Central Park line of fabrics on the inside.  It coordinates with Briar Rose beautifully. This was in place of using the fusible vinyl...just because I didn't have enough and was too lazy to go to Joann's to get some more.


This matching travel set really turned out pretty and Jackie said it arrived just in time for their road trip next week. I like it when a plan comes together.

Now I will be watching out for my swap gift to arrive.  I have my fingers crossed for a sewing machine cover. Whatever it is, I know it will be lovely. There is some serious talent in this swap group. 

13 comments:

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

You really have spoilt your partner. the travel set looks lovely. Can't wait to see what you get. hugs

Katy Cameron said...

That was a fab parcel you sent out, I'm sure you'll get something wonderful in return!

Isisjem said...

Was there ever such a lovely swap parcel? I hope you get something equally great yourself.

Patchwork and Play said...

Glad to see the seven year old managed to escape before you sent this off to Colorado!! ;-)) what a fantastic swap partner you are Di! Your generosity knows no bounds!

Debbie said...

What a beautiful and useful swap gift! I can imagine they are going to get some serious use!

Svetlana said...

what a lucky partner you had. The duffel by itself is absolutely amazing, and to think you added all those goodies, too. Hope you get something amazing in this swap too.

Flying Blind... said...

What an amazing swap!!!

Geri said...

Hope you get your wish because your person sure got a haul!

Valerie said...

Di- you have such a generous heart! And of course, your work is beautiful! Look forward to seeing what you receive!

Leanne said...

That is a wonderful swap package, your partner is so lucky.

Melissa said...

Such a lucky partner to receive such lovelies!

Nicole said...

Lucky partner! What a great bag and set of goodies!

Annabella said...

No wonder Jackie was thrilled - your attention to detail is always amazing.