15 Feb

BF4E Suprise

My BF4E is kind of a pain in the tuchus. She doesn’t like to carry a purse and sometimes I’ll end up carrying things for her because her hands are full. Well, I thought I would remedy that a little bit.

Zip It Up Crossbody

Zip It Up Crossbody

We were scheduled for an outing together to go to Drag Queen Bingo and I thought I would whip this puppy up really fast. She loves Harry Potter but I didn’t want it to be a direct reference. The embroidery pattern is (of course) from UrbanThreads, the fabric and zips are from JoAnn Fabrics, and the pattern I got from a Craftsy class called Zip It Up: Easy Techniques for Zippered Bags with Joan Hawley. This class is great for learning easy techniques for working with zippers (which are not scary at all).

I’ve learned a lot from Craftsy classes and have a bunch more to view/practice with.

The pattern was simple, but I made the strap longer as we are Rubenesque women. Now she can carry her keys and wallet and inhaler and tissue and all the other things that I don’t have room in my handbag for!