Posted on August 8, 2006
Scrap life #4: Sonny’s Bag
Sonny got a Lovelife bag! So of course I had to get the scrap from Roxanne and make as much as I could with it. This is the first Scrap Life article I’ve written not using that coveted green material from my bag.
I surprised Sonny with a wallet and yo-yo bag made out of the same material as his bag, including the trim. He posted pics up on his Flickr account (slideshow here). The yo-yo bag is gorgeous, and reversable! I found a black shirt at some yuppies yard sale with this cool yellow skull screened on it, I was surprised that it was basically the same size as the bag would need to be, so I bought it for a dime. The wallet I’m not so into. The material just wasn’t as friendly as what I used for my wallet, but I did manage to get decent embroidery on there. Sonny loves Polaroid cameras, so the pic on the wallet is a Polaroid style picture of Sonny.
When I first got the material I wanted to make a bike cozy for Sonny’s freestyle bmx bike, but decided to wait on the project. Well, last weekend Yaris did some free events and workshops in the city so I decided to go for the “bike cozy workshop”. I got there and when I asked the girl how to make a cozy she showed me Timbuk2 cozy that was fully assembled and said “make it like this one”. I could have done that at home, but since I had Sonny’s fabric there, and they had the perfect trim, I stayed and made my first bike cozy, similar to the Timbuk2 one, but I think I figured out an easier pattern for the next one I make.
So, Sonny’s got a Love Life Bag, with matching wallet, reversable yo-yo holster, and top bar bike cozy. I think that’s more than I’ve done with my own fabric… time to get busy on project #5.