Mar 24 2017
When the Magic line by Sarah Jane for Michael Miller came out, I totally fell in love with it and pre-ordered a whole bunch (from one of my favorite stores, Hawthorne Threads). One of the ones I ordered was the You Are Magic print which has lots of wonderful happy and inspirational phrases on it. I was looking for the perfect project to highlight those phrases and I’m pretty sure the Sew Sweetness Creative Maker Supply Case is it.
I fussy cut all the pieces so that they centered around the different phrases.
I also made a few changes to the inside. My plan was to use this as a creative toolkit for the plane. My creative toolkit holds my iPad and sketch pad. So I made the pocket on the left just a solid one (no net) so I could slide in the sketch pad and I made the right side an iPad holder.
Well, I tried to. I was hoping it would hold it in by the sides and I could leave it in there while I watched, but unfortunately it doesn’t work great. The little sides I made weren’t quite big enough. But they let me put the iPad in without catching it in the zipper.
Overall, I’m really happy with how it came out. I wish I had just put a pocket on the right hand side (next one), but it still works great for my iPad and protects it when traveling.
The pattern is very well written like all of Sara Lawson’s patterns are. I accidentally forgot to put the padding in the skinny side zipper tab side, but this didn’t make a difference in the overall look. I used a nylon parka zipper because I like the way they zip better and they are heavier duty and the tape is wider. The pieces went together smoothly and overall it was a pretty fast and easy project. Like other Sew Sweetness patterns, there’s always at least one point where I think, “there’s no way this is going to be useable” and then I turn it inside out and like magic (no pun intended) it looks awesome.
At some point, I’ll get some more Magic fabric and make version 2, but until then, I shall enjoy this one. 🙂