UFO Friday - Tinker Tote Finish

Posted on April 28, 2017 by Jenn Thurston | 0 comments

Guess what?!  I finished up my Tinker Tote!  What a great feeling to get another project off the list, and I actually brought it and used it while shopping at the Farmers Market already!  

If you're new here, UFO Fridays are where you carve out 15 minutes of your day to work on a UFO (Unfinished Object), with the objective of finishing it up!  I work on the same UFO every Friday until it's finished.  

You can find all the previous details to my Tinker Tote here: The Start of the Tinker Tote and Tinker Tote Continuation.  

 

Besides the quilt as you go technique, the rest of the bag went together pretty quick!  It would be a great scrap buster project!

I used leather for the bottom of my bag, I actually bought it from Ebay.  I'm not a pro on purchasing leather, I'm not even sure I got a good deal on mine but I sure do love it!  It has a nice soft feel, and more importantly is a light weight leather so it wasn't hard for my machine to sew through!  I have enough little scraps that you'll probably be seeing accents on my next zippy pouches.  

I really did enjoy the project, so much so that I'm not denying the fact I'll probably be making another one soon.

My next UFO will be the Block of the Month Houses we did some time back.  While I finished all the blocks, I never sewed them together!

Don't forget, you can join in on the fun!  Post your photos on Instagram or on our Facebook page, use hashtag #UFOFridays

Project details:
Pattern:  Tinker Tote
Fabric:  Ruby (original) and Vintage Modern by Bonnie and Camille
Status: Completely finished!

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UFO Friday - Tinker Tote Continuation

Posted on April 14, 2017 by Jenn Thurston | 0 comments

I got to put a little time in and work on my tinker tote today!  I didn't get too far, but progress is progress, am I right??

If you're new here, UFO Fridays are where you carve out 15 minutes of your day to work on a UFO (Unfinished Object), with the objective of finishing it up!  I work on the same UFO every Friday until it's finished.  

This is my second week working on the tinker tote, you can view the previous post The Start of the Tinker Tote to get caught up on the details.  

I was able to cut out and interface my lining (I just love this print by the way!!), and sew on my inside pocket.  I actually had just the perfect sized scrap to use as my pocket, it happened to be flannel.  It's sooooo soft!

I also was able to install the zippered pocket and install the magnetic snap on the flap.  I should be able to get the whole tinker tote completed next Friday!  

Next up, sewing on the leather bottom, inserting the lining, putting on the flap and stitching on the binding.  I can hardly wait for next Friday!

Don't forget, you can join in on the fun!  Post your photos on Instagram or on our Facebook page, use hashtag #UFOFridays

Project details:
Pattern:  Tinker Tote
Fabric:  Ruby (original) and Vintage Modern by Bonnie and Camille
Status: Quilt as you go process completed, lining cut and interfaced, pockets sewn, magnetic closure sewin on flap 

Posted in Tinker Tote

UFO Friday - The Start of the Tinker Tote

Posted on April 07, 2017 by Jenn Thurston | 0 comments

So it's been entirely too long since I have worked on UFO Friday!  Today it changes, I'm back at it.  I haven't been completely neglecting my UFO's (unfinished object) I did actually finish one, but since I didn't show you the before, there's no point in posting the after right?  I may show you just for fun after it's quilted!  

If you're new here, UFO Fridays are where you carve out 15 minutes of your day to work on a UFO (Unfinished Object), with the objective of finishing it up!  I work on the same UFO every Friday until it's finished.  

The next designated UFO is my Tinker Tote.  I'm afraid to tell you how long ago I started it, you could figure it out if you look at the two fabric lines I chose from Bonnie and Camille back in the day.  

So I just finished the quilt as you go process.  A cool technique, easy for anyone to do... it does take some time and a little bit of effort though.  The smaller the pieces, the more scrappy it looks; also the more time consuming it is to do (I also used 1/4" quilting so that doesn't help my case).

Next up, inserting lining, sewing on the leather bottom and putting in a magnetic snap... then just like that I'm done, in a snap (or knowing me, a few UFO Friday's from now).

Don't forget, you can join in on the fun!  Post your photos on Instagram or on our Facebook page, use hashtag #UFOFridays

Project details:
Pattern:  Tinker Tote
Fabric:  Ruby (original) and Vintage Modern by Bonnie and Camille
Status: Quilt as you go process completed

Posted in Tinker Tote