Kelli and I were out and about and stopped at Hobby Lobby. Kelli was on a mission to find a few things. Me, I had nothing I wanted and was trying my hardest not to buy anything….but you know how it is at a Hobby Lobby. The struggle to go out of the store empty handed is real.
We were over by the fabric and Kelli said, “Did you ever find coordinating fabric for that Ultimate Travel Bag we’re going to make?” Crap. I hadn’t and I didn’t have the fabric with me that I was trying to coordinate with. I ended up looking anyway.
The fabric I’m trying to match is this…
I bought it at a quilt shop going out of business sale. I bought two yards thinking someday I’d use it. Well the someday is getting closer. I want it as the main fabric for my bag. I’ve taken the fabric with three different times to fabric shops hoping to find something I thought would work. So far, no luck.
I started looking in the fabric section frustrated that I didn’t have the fabric with. On a whim, I picked out two pieces and bought them both. I came home and tested them…what do you think?
I’m happy with them.
The lemony yellow will be the inside lining. I have read that when making bags it’s good to have a light color inside as things can be more easily seen against a light background.
If that’s true or no, I’m not sure. I do think it’s a good match though.
The red is for the outside accents. That tomato red has been HARD to match. I still didn’t get a good match with this piece but I think it will be okay.
The red would be the strap color. I’m beginning wonder if plain red might be best.
Either way….The search can end. I’ll either use this or plain red. Now we need to find some time to actually sew the bags. Connie was going to come to my house and we were going to have a girls weekend and make the bags…so next up, set a date!
Then I saw this great dinosaur fabric and bought enough for two pillowcases for the childcare kids….
…and then I bought this fabric. I am not sure what I’m going to do with it….I just loved it. I almost thought that I’d use it for Lucy for something. I just loved it!!
So I didn’t get out of the store without anything. UGH. That’s okay though. At least I am finished with shopping for fabric for the Ultimate Travel Bag. That’s a good thing to get off the list as that is what got me in trouble in the first place. You know how it goes… I cave and buy one thing and somehow more things just seem to tumble into the cart.
I do so much better if I just stay out of the stores!!