Aunt Emily

Emily Bowyer Hammel was my father's older sister. She was the dearest person I've ever known. Over several adolescent summers, she patiently taught me how to sew and how to cook. I loved her. Sadly, she has been gone these few years and I miss her very much. However, I am carrying on her legacy of sewing and trying to carry on her legacy of caring.

Saturday, April 17

Sew Spoiled: Sew Spoiled Weekender Tote Sew-a-long!

Sew Spoiled: Sew Spoiled Weekender Tote Sew-a-long!

Great idea. I am joining in. I also posted info and a link on my much neglected sewing blog:

I need to get my sewing mojo back.

Great Idea

Here is a great idea! Sew Spoiled (Leah Williams) featured a large weekender tote bag in the March issue of Sew News, but was not happy about how the pattern was featured. SO...
she is hosting a SEW ALONG to make the bag.

This is a photo from her site of a completed bag:

I am going to join the sew along in an attempt to get my sewing mojo back and in operation. Here is the timeline:
Here is the Time line...
Gather Fabric and supplies- - - - - - April 17- May 1 (2weeks)
Cut out the pieces - - - - - - - - - - - - -May 2- May 8
Outer Shell Pleats - - - - - - - - - - - - -May 9- May 15
Straps and finish Outer Shell- - - - - -May 16- May 22
Pockets and Magnet Clasp - - - - - - May 23- May 29
Lining and Finish the Tote- - - - - - - May 30- June 5

Go to her blog for details: The post outlining the rules is from April 14/2010.

And the free pattern is at her website: