So many people in the sewing community are working hard to prep for market in and around the month of October. I know when I first got an instagram account, I was so jealous of everyone posting the #secretsewing or #marketprep or whatever the hashtag was and hoped that someday I could get in on the action too! In my local MQG, one of our members-Leslie Tucker Jenison-recently got a fabric line with RJR fabrics and I was asked to quilt a few items and make some bags from her amaing fabric line, Urban Artifacts! Naturally, I jumped at the chance, and couldn’t wait to get started. I know this is December and quilt market was in October…life happens, guys!
|Reisende Bag in Urban Artifacts Fabric by Leslie Tucker Jenison for RJR Fabrics, pattern by Sew Sweetness
So Leslie selected three really awesome bag patterns for her market booth and the first one was the Reisende bag-a Sew Sweetness pattern. I really love the look of these fabrics with this pattern and I cannot wait for them to be at my LQS!!!
|Nora Doctor Bag-Swoon Pattern in Urban Artifacts Fabrics by Leslie Tucker Jenison for RJR fabrics
The final bag I made for Leslie’s booth was the Betty Bowler, also a Swoon Pattern. Such a great pattern to showcase Leslie’s new fabric line, and I couldn’t be happier with how they all turned out. I’m so excited that my sweet friend had this opportunity to show off her amazing artistic talents and share her art with everyone!
|Betty Bowler by Swoon Patterns in Urban Artifacts by Leslie Tucker Jenison for RJR Fabrics
If you haven’t tried your hand at making some of these store-quality bags with these awesome patterns, I highly recommend that you grab some great fabric and try one! I don’t think you’d be disappointed with the results! Plus, you should go check out Leslie’s fabric line and buy the prints. Pictured below is Leslie’s full line. I am SO inspired by the grey/steel color way!
|Leslie’s complete line-photo taken from leslietuckerjenison.com