Tuesday, May 29, 2007
Handmade gifts for guys are not easy to think of. After I made the tote bag, I realized the wii party was meant to celebrate two birthdays, hers and his. Since he's a student, I thought a pencil case based on the one in Simple Sewing would do the trick. This one is quite a bit smaller, though, just a little taller than a pencil. My first go at appliqué worked out just fine considering how last minute this was. While I sewed, E printed some letters onto print n press inkjet iron-on transfer paper to add our friend's name to the crossword fabric. This is also how I'm doing the just-like-sew tags--transfers ironed onto twill tape.
Sorry for the blurry photos--like I said, I was running out the door taking these!
E's mii--his character looked the most like him, and we had the most trouble making mine look like me. Even when our friend's artist brother was enlisted to help, he had a difficult time translating me into a video game character! It was really fun.