Monday, December 22, 2014

Loki Backpack and Scarf

It's not quite the 11th hour for holiday sewing, but we are getting close to it! Things have been so beyond crazy this month that I haven't gotten half of my to do list accomplished, but these were a must do! My vet's daughter loved the Doctor Who/Sherlock bag I made for her this summer that she commissioned more geek inspired sewing for Christmas! This time, it's Tom Hiddleston's Loki as the inspiration for a backpack. Initially I brought her a couple of sketches with ideas, one of which was based on the Stuttgart scarf, but in the end we ended up with an actual scarf, plus a drawstring backpack.

Overall, I'm pretty pleased with how these turned out. I found a Loki print for the backpack pocket, and a pre-printed fabric for the scarf on Spoonflower. The backpack is a black batik, lined with green Kona cotton, with gold cording for the drawstring and straps. I added fringe to the scarf fabric, and top stitched the ends closed.

Later, she also asked me to make something small for a friend of her daughter who loves Doctor Who, so I whipped up a key fob from a left over bit of the fabric from the Doctor Who pocket on the Wholock bag.

Now that these lovelies are done, I need to finish up some last minute gifts, and make some stockings for my own family. Talk about leaving things the last minute!