What to make for a stylish teenager who grew up in LA and is now living it up in Austin, Texas? One Yard Wonders to the rescue with another easy pattern! I'd already made her a purse last year so I wanted to try something different for her birthday this year. I figured, what teenage girl doesn't like to take some jewelry with her when she travels? Might as well do it in style. And since I've heard from her father that she's nothing short of a perfect angel I decided to use this funky "Urban Angel" fabric I bought a few months back. It's trendy, glittery, and best of all features pink, her favorite color.
The pattern's easy to follow with clear instructions, the size of the finished roll is perfect for travel, and it has two handy zippered compartments and a ribbon across the middle for tying up rings. It doesn't even come close to using up a full yard of fabric. As you can see, I'm still working on my zipper sewing skills, which would probably be improved if I either found where the cats hid my zipper foot or bought a new one. Still, this is a hard pattern to mess up and a quick one to work through. I plan to make more of these because I think they make perfect presents.
My only suggestions are cost saving ones:
- Use a plain fabric for the inside of the pockets and the one body piece that will only be seen when the zippers are open. I've seen someone else do this and I think the contrast actually looks nice in addition to saving you more of your main fabric.
- I didn't do this myself, but next time I'll skip interfacing the inner pocket pieces. It felt a little bulky with both pocket pieces and both body pieces interfaced and none of my jewelry is fragile enough to need that much padding.
Thanks for another winner, One Yard Wonders!