This bag has been quite a journey. I first tea dyed the heart fabric almost a year ago. Then I finally found the pattern I wanted on Rae's blog during Celebrate the Boy week.
The Scavenger Bag pattern by Sew Grown is supposed to be for a little boy, but I also think it makes a nice small purse for a woman, my sister to be exact. Steffanie's tutorial for this bag is flawless and very easy to follow. I only made a few slight modifications.
I hand embroidered a real heart on the front of the bag to complement my heart lining fabric. I will admit this is strange, but my sister just finished nursing school and I'm hoping she will enjoy it. I think it's hysterical, but I have a weird sense of humor sometimes.
When my sister was in school she once mentioned that some students had anatomy coloring books. Of course, my first thought was, "Gee...that sounds like a great source book for embroidering human organs and body parts. So I bought one. She may be getting handmade gifts incorporating body parts for years to come.
Instead of the piping called for in the pattern, I cut my own bias tape from the heart lining fabric. I did this mainly because I did not have any piping on hand when I was making the bag.
I also changed the inside of the bag. Instead of an elasticized pocket (again, no elastic on hand) I sewed down the middle of my pocket to create two pockets. Steffanie added many more gadgets to the bag for her little guy, but I just added a d-ring.
Now this little bag is ready for the last leg of its long journey from conception to gift. I need to get to the post office and send it to my sister.
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