Friends! I'm back from the holidays to share what I worked on this past week. Before we jump in, I want to be totally honest with you. I have been distracted the past few weeks from sewing. But, it is a good distraction! Aside from the holiday gatherings and preparations taking priority over sewing, I have been researching and learning how to use my new Silhouette Cameo electronic cutter! My awesome husband gave this to me as a gift this year for Christmas in hopes that it would help reduce the amount of time I spend hand-making the freezer paper stencils for my burlap pillows and increase my time actually sewing rather than prepping. Well, I have no experience with these machines so it has been taking me a while to learn the ropes. I always just walked right past these cutters in the craft stores because I thought they were meant for scrapbooking. Man, was I wrong. The Cameo is amazing, and I am sure I have managed to use like 5% of it's capability after only two weeks. I'm super excited to learn more about it and apply it to new Lina and Vi products and packaging. Please leave a comment if you have any tips or resources on how you craft and sew with the Cameo!
Despite this distraction, I was able to sew up a brand new burlap bag this week that I'm excited to share with you today. It feels like it has been a while since I've sewn a burlap bag since most of my recent projects and orders have been pillows, so it was great to get back into the bag making this week.
Say hello to the Blue Bean burlap clutch bag. It measures 12 inches long and approximately 6.5 inches tall. The bag features authentic industrial text on one side and a solid burlap back side. I chose a fun blue and white printed cotton fabric for the interior and decided to add a small slide pocket so it has some compartmentalization on the inside. This clutch has a bronze metal zipper closure and a thick woven belting wrist strap. I designed this bag wanting to make it feel playful and fun, and I think the interior fabric really gives it a whimsical and light feel.
That's our latest bag in the Grounds Collection. You can find it available for purchase now in our Etsy shop! P.S. If you haven't noticed, I updated my About Me page recently. This is one of my favorite pages to read when I discover a new blog. Head on over to check it out!
Enjoy your weekend!