I dig the blog Made. Lots of fun tutorials and great links to other bloggers and tutorials. Recently, Dana (the writer of Made) did a series of posts to get ya'll inspired for Mother's Day. "Pa-SHAW!" I thought, I already had my idea for what I was making my mom -- I didn't need no stinking tutorials!
And then my mom and dad landed in California and my mom promptly told me NOT to make the skirt I was going to make her for Mother's Day. "Save it for my birthday" she says. Yeah, her birthday's next month, so it's not like I'm getting a boatload of extra time, but I digress.
So now I'm the giftless chump for Mother's Day. And it's not that I need to give her a gift. I mean, I don't care if I get a present for Mother's Day. You'd better feed me, that's for damn sure, but a gift... meh. But I feel like an asshole without a gift for my mom, especially since I had this whole grand scheme about how I was going to get her measurements and go buy the fabric and then whip up a skirt lickity-split like the Tazmanian Devil of sewing that I am and "Oh honey, you shouldn't have" lah dee-freakin'-dah Happy Mother's Day. Instead, she poops on my idea.
So I made her this.
My mom loooooooooooooves little bags. Her tastes range from snack-size ziplock to wristlets. Aaaaaand it was lime green, which is her favorite color. She loved it. Squee!
There's even a little pocket for her license and credit cards.
Made featured Noodlehead who I had never heard of, but apparently everyone else in the free world has. Where have I been? How could I have missed such a lovely, lovely blog? And this bag? Fab-o! Came together like a dream. Tutorial is here, and I think this pattern is appropriate for a beginner, even though it has a zipper. You can make probably two whole bags with three fat quarters, maybe even three. That's at least two, maybe three bags for around $5 total. Mama's here to save you ca$h!