Saturday, 13 April 2013

On Safari

Two of my friends in South Africa are very keen on visiting game parks to see the wild animals. I've had some fabric in my stash for a couple of years and, with a trip to South Africa next month, thought this was a good time to get it out and use it!

The fabric is by Makower and there are two designs which are meant to be used as borders. I made two bags: this one is from a commercial pattern, Kwik Sew 3133, but I added some Thermolan as interfacing to give the bag a bit more body.

The second bag is a bit smaller:

Both bags have internal slip pockets trimmed with the outer fabric:

Each bag also has a matching zippered purse attached to a snap hook on a narrow strap:

Yesterday I went into Hobbycraft and found this fabric on the sale. I've made my grandson a pillow case as he loves road signs!

I know that many people would have been working in their gardens today as the weather has at last turned spring-like, but I like sewing and am pleased with what I have done in the last couple of days. I'll just have to get fresh air some other day!


  1. Perfect fabric for your upcoming trip - I'm sure you're excited!


    1. Thanks, Virna. Yes, the time is going by quickly and the countdown has begun: I have six more shifts to work before we leave but with a few days off to do a bit more sewing and last minute shopping and then packing. I also have to give the house a good clean as we have friends coming to stay here while we are away. Where does all the dust come from?!

      Best wishes,