Today I have the joy of sharing one of my most recent projects!
It is all made out of Sarah Jane Studios new fabric line, Magic. This fabric is AMAZING!! Seriously, it is hands down my favorite fabric line to date. It is so whimsical, sweet and filled with so many options.
When Sarah asked for people that might want to be a part of the fabric release blog tour I jumped on it. I knew right from the get go that I wanted to make a fun little overnight bag for Isabel to take on sleepovers.
For the time being her only sleepovers are to Nana and Poppy’s or Nina and Papa’s, but in her eyes that’s pretty much the best possible sleep over you could have 🙂 I also know that this will be a bag that she can use for many many years to come.
I started out the project taking photos of each step and intended to make this post a tutorial…but I have a bad habit of “sew as I go” when drafting patterns and by the end it felt too complicated to do a “true tutorial” so instead I am going to just share a few of the progress shots.
The body of the bag is made inside and out with Metallic Magic Folk Navy I sandwiched a thin layer of batting in the middle and quilted in with straight lines to give the sides some added structure.
For the bottom I added this “sleeve” that I ended up turning into a secret book pocket! The side pockets are the border print, which is so freakin’ adorable! Seriously, a mermaid riding a unicorn?! In my opinion it just doesn’t get more magical than that. The straps are a metallic gold star print with a layer of batting sewn in as well. That is all top stitched directly on and then the bottom pink stripe with stars neatly covers all of the bottom edges up 🙂
for the top zipper I got this fun little decorative zipper at Jo-Ann Stores.
The ends are lined on the back side since I didn’t add batting, and made with the You Are Magic print. This print has SO many sweet sayings! It was really difficult to pick which ones to use and I hope to make a couple pillow out of the rest. You could seriously just frame the fabric!
On the other end I added a little secret pocket that I slid some of Isabel’s books inside and surprised her when she got home from school 🙂
So that is all! I sincerely hope you will get yourself some of this fabric and make something magical for yourself or someone you love! It is certain not to disappoint.
You can check out a look book of the entire line here. I think I am going to make the boys some overnight bags next.
If you are ready to purchase some fabric there are lots of places that carry it. You can do a search here to see the closest location for Michael Miller Fabrics, or shop online. I often use Fabric.com, but I always recommend buying locally if possible to support your community.
I’d love to hear from you! What’s your next project coming up?