Since these gifties have made their way to the various recipients, I can finally post pictures!
The first items are a set of aprons I made to share with some friends; I kept one for myself to wear when I’m sewing and wearing soft pants with no pockets as it’s handy for holding scissors and iPods and whatnot.
I got the idea from this blog post, and have a couple extra canvas apron bases in case I need to whip up a couple more on the spur of the moment.
Next I have a set of luggage tags. I made a set of 2 for my mom, and a set for a friend, both of whom are fans of Elvis. I saw this on a recent Sewing with Nancy episode and it reminded me of Grama Eddie, who always used to put a yard tassel on her suitcase to pick out easily which was hers on the baggage carousel.
You do need a small piece of clear vinyl to make the pocket for the card to go in, and since I don’t have a teflon presser foot I just used strips of tissue paper on top of the vinyl to move it smoothly through the feed dogs. I provided an explanation for my friend of what they were, but forgot to include that in my mom’s birthday present. So I got a kind of confused thank you email and then offered this picture to explain:
And to round out the travel theme for mom’s birthday (remember the Weekender bag I made her?), I made her a couple zip pouches.
For the boxy pouch, I used this tutorial to make it fully lined no visible seam allowances on the inside.
For the Elvis one, I just winged it and tried a recessed zipper.