I thought I'd better start thinking about what to pack for my trip to Florida. Then I started thinking about luggage. I found this pretty miniature luggage set online. I saw it again on Dale's Dreams blog. Isn't it pretty!?
Whimsy Cottage Minis created this set but sadly, there are none of these available. I was inspired so I decided to try to make one myself.
I grabbed an empty Altoids tin and got started. I lined it with felt. Too lumpy.
Then I tried to cover the outside of the tin with fabric. Not so good. I couldn't get the fabric to go neatly around the tin. Too many wrinkles and it won't close.
I added some "wheels," a wire handle and a "zipper." From across the room it looks okay. LOL
If I do this again, I'll punch the holes for the handle first then add the fabric. I will use a heavier fabric and it will be closed, not open!
I will look at Casey's tutorial a little closer too. Casey has tons of great tutorials on her blog. While I was looking for her tutorial about suitcases, I found several other things I want to try.
Sometimes you can't achieve perfection. At least I tried!