Thursday, 29 September 2011

Ruffle bag

When I saw this bag on here

I just had to find a UK seller and make one for myself. I brought the fabric from here I
I have never made a bag this way before so it was fun to do :)
I already had lots of red fabric and it was very quick to sew up, took me about 1hour, it turned out so good and I have enough fabric to make another one as I just know my daughter will want one :) I tried to get a closer look at the fabric ruffles but it's not realy worked lol.

Monday, 26 September 2011

sewing wkend, more bags :)

Well after not sewing for ages I managed to get a lot done this weekend :)
I have had this fabric for ages, an impulse buy on ebay, so after making Noodlehead's 241 bag for my sis I thought it would be good to use the fabric for another. I only had enough for the front and side pockets so I used some red for the back and a creamy pillow case was the right colour for the lining :) Some of the off cuts weree big enough for 2 inside pockets so not very much was left over, which I like :)

I was thrilled to bits with this Oriental fabric I got, alsso an ebay buy lol. It looks amazing with the red but again I only had enough fabric for the front and side pockets but it's ok as the bag can be reversed so pattern one side, plain the other.

The linning fabric is some I had left from another bag project and again I used the scraps to make inside slip pockets.

Side pockets :)I gave in and brought some Hello Kitty fabric, I wasn't going to as I thought it would have been old hat by now but no, my daughter said the kids would have my arms off for bags made from it lol.

I made this one for a friends little grandaughter. I also made a bag with the Mable Atwell fabric Ive had for ages. These bags are 10'' x 11'' so are a lovely size for toddlers and fasten with velcro they won't loose anything put in it :) While I was on a roll I thought it was about time I used the pre-cut squares I brought when I first started to sew and put them together.

I made a cushion cover but ran out of stuffing so if anyone can help, where can I buy more from that won't cost the earth. I usually buy cheap cushions from Wilko's but Ive also been asked to make a load of xmas tree's and they usually take a pillow and a half to stuff so don't fancy lugging 20 odd home from Wilco's lol. The other squares will prob end up and center panels for quilts when I get some plain fabric :)

A close pic of the cushion and the back.

I couldn't leave one square on it's own so I cut it into 4 and put it on the back :)

Well thats it for now but I have to get sewing as I have 2 craft stalls coming up soon and as both are closer to xmas I think I will have to make more tree's and some wrapping paper bags :)

Saturday, 17 September 2011

Bags and christmas

I am realy getting behind with blogging, I just seem to work and sleep but I have managed to do a little sewing :)

This bag I made for my lovely sister Kath as she is very special to me and has a lot on her plate at the moment so I wanted to cheer her up with her fav colour and I knew this pattern I brought from here was ideal.The front fabric is a very deep purple with black and is so rich it almosts looks like velvet in real life
The pockets were a challenge but not too difficult so I was pleased when they went on correctly lol

This fabric was brought from my local fabric shop and it just had to go inside her bag.

It reminds me of sweets lol.

I made these little mini shopping bags for my darling grandaughters to hang on the peg hooks I made a while back.

They have after 7 months going to have a new bedroom :)

My son and darling daughter-in-law are at last getting a house after spending 7 months in one room with shared bathroom. They rented a flat but when the landlady wanted to sell it they had to go in to temp accommodation but as of last week they have now moved into a brand new 2 bed house and I am going to see it tomorrow.

This christmas tree is for them I made it from a Mccall's christmas pattern I brought last year but had not used. I had to cut 6 tree shapes then sew it down the middle, that was the easy part , it seemed to take forever stuffing it lol.

It turned out bigger than I thought but it does look good with the bells and ribbons on it :)

I am now planning more sewing as I have 2 craft fairs to get ready for, one in Nov and one in Dec so I will have to think about some stocking filler/pocket money size items
I am also doing extra shifts at work so never sure when I can have 5 mins to myself :(

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