Good Morning! What a beautiful day it is here in north central Georgia. Not a cloud in this great big blue sky. The temps are in the 60s with a light breeze. What a day! Okay...now that we've had the weather report this is what I've been working on.
As many of you know I'm a nurse, and a nurse needs to carry around supplies such as alcohol wipes, syringes, tape, pens, etc. I generally carry these items in my pockets and have to fumble through my pockets to find the items I need...not to mention my body feels loaded down with stuff.
I was at my LQS recently and they had this oh so cute nurse fabric panels...of course I had to have some but at the time didn't know what I wanted to do with it. I was studying the fabric while sitting at my sewing machine and a light bulb went off...a pouch to carry all my nurse items in! This is what I came up with and it was a hit when I brought it to work.
This is one side of the pouch. It's as big as what the panel is.
This is the other side. I did some deco stitching around
picture which made it look like a separate panel from the background panel fabric. Then I added a long black webbing shoulder strap that could be worn around my neck and arm and hung to about my waist.
I attached both sides with a one inch strip of black fabric.
Oh..of course I lined it too.
Findings after testing it at work:
- It needs some small inside pockets to hold my alcohol wipes and smaller items. I found I was fumbling through the bag to get my small items which of course went to the bottom under the tape.
- It can be slightly wider. My black side strip needs to be about another inch wider.
- Strap needs to be adjustable. I just need to find out where to get the plastic adjustable thingie to run the webbing though.
It was a hit at work. I had lots of compliments on it. Then I realized..wait a minute..it doesn't just have to be a nurse on it...I can embroider anything on fabric cut to width and make my own panels! More to come on that idea!
Thanks for stopping by and I hope your day is as beautiful as mine is. Happy Living! Happy Quilting!