With bias tape and now piping on the brain, I've been collecting ideas and projects perfect for utilizing both. I loved this one from Living with Punks - a Land of Nod knock off floor cushion. So...when I was in Joann's last weekend with 50% off their red tag, I couldn't pass up this faux cream leather and faux turquoise suede!
I opted for the fabric covered button accent to give it a bit more pop.
And altered the pattern a bit to include a side zipper. MUCH easier to stuff and then close with a zipper (the tutorial has you handstitch closed - this material is a bit thick for handstitching). On that note, I did really like the look of the handle, but was having a very hard time sewing with all the layers of piping and faux leather. My "be kind to self" mantra kicked in and I threw the handle in the trash. Oh well.
Just a few more days to enter the Mirabelle Messenger Bag pattern GIVEAWAY!