Monday, January 27, 2014

Road Trip Case- a new pattern from Anna Graham

Have you seen Anna Graham's newest pattern, the Road Trip Case?

Road Trip Case

I had the opportunity to be one of her pattern testers-- totally exciting! I love using Anna's patterns because they are always completely unique and well-written. This one was no exception. What I love about it is the options-- you can sew up pockets to fit the so-very-popular Rainbow Loom or make it a more versatile case for art or sewing supplies.

Claire got a Rainbow Loom for her birthday last year and got really into making bracelets after Christmas, so I started with that version using some new fabric. Turns out that Lizzy House's Catnap and Carolyn Friedlander's Botanics are a match made in heaven...

Road Trip Case
Road Trip Case
Road Trip Case

I sewed up the alternate version this weekend to use as a journaling case for me. I tried a couple of modifications to the pattern this time. I used a fabric tab and snap as a closure instead of a button (I loathe sewing buttons) and used two different fabrics for the handles. I also added a couple of felt pieces for needles like I saw Anna do on one of her versions in case I want to use it for sewing later on.

Road Trip Case
Road Trip Case
Road Trip Case
Road Trip Case

My first case took me about 6 hours from start to finish, but the second only took about 4 hours. (If I wasn't so terrible with making and applying bias binding it would be even quicker.) It would be a great gift, especially filled up with goodies!

Road Trip Case

11 comments:

elnorac said...

Love, love, love your take on this fun, versatile pattern by the wonderful Anna!

Canadian Abroad said...

Pretty. Helen got one of those looms for Christmas. Just more stuff to clutter her room in my mind!

Nilya said...

such a sweet Little case

Monica said...

gorgeous. and gorgeous fabric choices.

Emily said...

Love how you got the Cake Rock Beach in there!!

Emily said...

Love how you got the Cake Rock Beach in there!!

celinum said...

definitely I need to sew one for myself. thank you for inspiration!

krislovesfabric said...

I bought the pattern and have been sewing it up the last couple of days...thanks for sharing yours...they look beautiful!

Anna said...

these are so so so great Krista!!! I'm so lucky to have you help me. Seriously. I love the fabric picks, too. So pretty!

gail said...

these are beautiful! the cats are perfect! i can't wait to make one of these :)

DKB said...

Your bias tape application looks perfect. I actually hand basted mine before the final top stitch to make it easier, and still had some minor mishaps stitching the corners