Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Sorry We're Closed

it's always difficult to know what to make for my dad. he's a "fixer" and is constantly tinkering with things around the house. i thought that a box bag might come in handy for the odd job here and there.
Dad's box bag
I used Drago[knit]fly's tutorial. instead of doing the cut off the triangles thing, which never seems to work well for me, i cut rectangles out of the sides instead, making it easy to line up the boxy seam corners. i used some alexander henry heath for the exterior. as always, i have trouble coming up with manly fabric combinations. hopefully this is ok.
Dad's box bag
for the interior, i used one of the fat quarters i got from spoonflower. this fabric reminds me of my dad. he used to own and operate a gas station in a tiny little town, so i bet he utilized a sign very much like this once upon a time.

5 comments:

  1. That box bag looks awesome!

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  2. Very manly!  I'm sure he'll dig it.  One of the little corner stores here still uses that sign and clock!

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  3. That's a clever design.

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  4. I think it's a great, manly combination. I really love that Spoonflower fabric.

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