Challenge, Giveaway AND Tutorial!
It was a little bit hard to contain my excitement when the gals over at SewMamaSew chose me to participate in the GeoCentric II Bag Challenge!
Cloud 9 Fabric is launching their amazing line of organic cotton canvas (YUM!), GeoCentric II! The new line has 3 new fabulous colors and 3 new prints to choose from and I couldn’t wait to get my hands on some! Patiently I waited,
stalking the mailman checking the mail each day… until… it… arrived! (alright, it waaaas in an envelope…)
I planned on resisting the Cloud 9 references… I wasn’t going to say anything silly like ‘I was on cloud 9’ but I WAS thinking it! The quality of this fabric is SO NICE! Seriously, Cloud 9 Organic Cotton Canvas just sounds Fabulous! No one else in my house was allowed to touch it (mine all mine) but I couldn’t stop! It’s very soft and not at all like the canvas I’ve worked with before… I only put it up to my cheek once… don’t be a hater!
I decided to make a Victoria Tote and although the pattern doesn’t call for leather I had some that matched PERFECT! So I swapped out the canvas bottom in the original pattern and top stitched the leather on instead. And added leather straps… Could it get any better? I’m super pleased with how it came out…
I’m in love with the daffodil and metal colors together…
This fabric is really a dream to work with, it presses so nicely and is just crisp and soft and not as heavy and stiff as regular canvas / duck cloth. And I really think it looks great with the leather accents… check out the bag bottom…
The pattern has an exterior and interior d-ring and an interior pocket –
All you need is some GeoCentric Fabric! How will you choose what color with so many to choose from? Really… I don’t know! I love the interlock/sprout color in this next photo but I also love the diamonds/sky and the interlock/coral…
I had so much fun working with this organic canvas, I couldn’t stop, so I made a little zipper pouch!
check out the daffodil lining…
GIVEAWAY – Like me on Facebook and and I’ll randomly choose someone August 10th to win a free Vicotoria Tote Pattern! Please be sure to comment below that you liked me on Facebook so you’ll be officially entered.
Make your own Zipper Pouch using this TUTORIAL.
You can find the pattern for the Victoria Tote here!
Go check out Cloud 9 and SewMamaSew!
UPDATE! THE PATTERN WINNER CHOSEN BY And the Winner Is:
Robin August 5, 2013 at 8:53 am
I am following you on Facebook. Love the bag, love the fabric. thank you!