Fat Quarter Dopp Kit

As I mentioned yesterday, I recently participated in a fat quarter swap.  I sent five and received five.  I jumped in because I was in the process of de-stashing my fabric shelf, which doesn’t really make sense in hindsight.  I was trying to get rid of fabric, but by swapping, I’m still even.

My daughter spotted one of the bunch right away, and never one shy to share her opinion, told me how cute it was.  Several times.  Hint, hint.  We’re taking a trip soon, so I set out looking for a tutorial for a small bag that could be made from a couple of fat quarters.

I found several so I started with a boxy number, also known as a dopp kit, where she can put her hair brush, etc.  I settled on this tutorial from Skip to my Lou, mainly because it left the seams exposed inside, which seamed faster than the versions that enclose them. 

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I followed the directions, except I added fusible vinyl to the inside so it can be wiped clean easily and fusible fleece to the back of the outside pieces for padding and stability. 

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I actually meant to add a handle to the end, like this one from Linz Sews, but forgot about it until it was too late.  I also like the direction of the zipper on this one.

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The combination of fabrics on the outside of this version from Sew4Home caught my eye, but was a bit more complicated than I was looking for.

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In the end, I wound up with this little bag.  As soon as my daughter spotted it, she scurried off with it like a chipmunk with an acorn.

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This actually took significantly less than two fat quarters, so join me again tomorrow for the second project from this fabric!

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