Friday, April 24, 2015

My, What Big Eyes You Have!

There are two versions of Little Red Riding Hood. Well, probably more, but the two that I am thinking of are pretty much the same, and it all comes down to timing.    

Version A: "My, what big teeth you have Grandma!" and the wood cutter jumps in just in time to save Red from being eaten. (grandma was hiding in the closet)

Version B: "My, what big teeth you have Grandma!" The Big Bad Wolf eats Red and the woodcutter jumps in to chop open the wolf and saves Red and the previously eaten Grandma.

This bag is an ode to Version B. 

Fabric: Wool blend felt (Mr. Big Bad)
             Home Dec weight (exterior main and contrast)
             F aux Suede (interior "cape")
             All fabric from Joann Fabrics
Construction: I didn't actually look at the instructions from Sugar Bee and kind of winged it. I assembled both the exterior and lining with out sewing the top strap seam and leaving an opening in the bottom of the lining. After hand sewing Mr Big Bad to the front, I sewed the exterior and the lining together around the top/strap edge, leaving about 2 inches un-sewn at the top of the strap. I turned everything right side out through the opening, then stitched the exterior strap pieces together and the lining strap pieces together separately. I used red thread to top-stitch around the edge and viola! A new library bag for Violet!