I am obsessed with campers. I want one, I want to camp in one, I want to travel around the states in one. For now I will just have to settle for this adorable quilted camper bag. I saw this pattern at the Santa Barbara Quilt Fair and fell in love - Happy Camper by Jennifer Jangles. They had a sample and I thought for sure I can make this.
I made it but it was hard. I learned so many new things. First off - piping. I had never heard of it or used it. I love it. What a nice finish to the outside of the bag. Second - following directions. I missed a step but was able to recover. Third - measure everything. I did measure but was still off and had to add some extra fabric. I still haven't figured out where the error was. Fourth - It's okay to skip steps. I skipped the binding for the inside step. Since I was making this for myself I gave myself an okay to skip a step that I just couldn't manage. Raw edges can be seen if you look inside the bag.
This camper is a cutie and I will definitely be using it to take sewing supplies to class. I am not sure I will be making another one though.
I am a full time working mom of twin boys. My passion is my children. My hobby is quilting. This blog is my quilting journal. I love to share my quilts and arts and craft projects with friends and family. After a long hiatus of taking care of twin babies and then running after them as toddlers I finally have the time and energy to quilt again. I love sewing as my sons sit beside me or play near my sewing machine. Who knew boys could be so interested in quilting.