This weeks make is a fabric kiddies shoe bag, ideal for those school plimsolls for PE.
I was sent a special delivery from those kind people from Plush Addict for me to do a product review on.
It contained the following:
Review: After a prompt delivery from Plush Addict (it was sent and I received it the next day) I was very excited to open the package to examine the goods. This is the 1st time that I have used Riley Blake fabric and I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the brand. The 100% cotton fabric is smooth to the touch and the quality of the print is very clear which makes it suitable for dressmaking as well as crafts and quilting. I had been looking forward to using the Olfa rotary cutter as I have always been a Fiskars scissors kind of girl so when I had observed people using the rotary cutters to cut fabric I was intrigued as to how they well they would cut. After borrowing a cutting mat I got to work cutting some fabric. To begin with I wasn’t sure how much pressure I would need to use to cut through the fabric cleanly – turns out little pressure is needed, it is amazingly simple to use in fact I got my husband to have a go as I couldn’t believe it. The blade is so sharp and a single roll will cut fabric with the greatest ease. It comes with a built in thumb operated safety cover for the blade so there is no separate lid to get lost. I’d recommend these products and Plush Addict for their service. I think that I’ll be back to buy some more fabric soon as they have some other gorgeous prints that will be suitable for my girls.
I had selected the Rocket Age Boy fabric as I wanted to make a shoe bag for my nephew Charlie who will be starting P1 in September.
The tutorial I followed can be found on Plush Addicts blog here. It’s a relatively quick, easy and cheap make especially as I ended up using just under a fat quarter amount of fabric and an 8 inch zip. I made a few changes to the suggested tutorial e.g. not using Kam snaps (as I felt they weren’t needed) and shortening the length of the bag as it only needs to hold a small pair of shoes.
Ooh look that that top stitching by the zip!
Love this cute little rocket boy.
Coordinating fabric handle.
The finished bag.
I really enjoyed using this retro print fabric and will have to think up some other makes for the other pieces that were in the bundle.
Disclaimer: I was provided with these items free of charge to review on this blog.