Friday, September 23, 2016

A New Bag !

Peacock feathers you say?  This is a new bag I made from the Rose Bag Tutorial which you can find on Craftsy..  It's a versatile bag tutorial!

The changes  made are:

-  A removable/adjustable shoulder strap was added.

 - Two strips of 1" fabric were added to the sides of the bag from the top wide section of the bag to the bottom.  Another piece of fabric was made into a loop..

.- Instead of making a long flap, I shortened it to serve as more of a decorative element, using it just on the front.  The hardware is from Emmaline Bags.

- A recessed zipper was added.

- The bag bottom is now 4" wide instead of 2".

- In the inside I added one large deep pocket and divided it into two.  The large zipper pocket is on the inside back.

- I used a heavy interfacing over the quilt batting.

Finally I made a tassel out of a small scrap piece of black leather.  The bell cap I purchased from a China supplier a couple of years ago.

  All in all, I'm happy with it.  There's nothing that was too difficult to do, and I'm sure there's many other ideas you could come up with!

 The Rose Fabric Tutorial/Pattern does not have these changes included in the tutorial, but I am considering making a recessed zipper tutorial.  They are really not difficult to do.

This bag was made for my cousin, Karen!  She chose the fabric, and I went from there! Hope you like it!   I hope Karen likes it as well...she's  suppose to receive it today!!  Oh yes!!  So excited! Thank you for visiting!

The Christopher Bag - Another Free Bag from Sew 4 Home

The Christopher Bag is one great looking bag!  It's made of corduroy, one of the best fabrics for fall.  The bag hardware includes  rain slicker latches by Dritz!

It's a soft slouchy bag you will love!  You can find the free tutorial here on sew 4 home.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Free Curvy Clutch Pattern

The  Curvy Clutch, by Pink Door Fabrics,  is ideal for any of life's necessities.  It's a great size for sewing notions, makeup, or even an evening clutch!

You'll want to make  a few!!

The pattern/tutorial is FREE and can be found  HERE!

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Free Clutch Pattern!!

This new clutch pattern is free until September 15th!!!  It has been rated for a beginner with lots of pictures, and it is  a quick easy sew!!  What more could you ask for!

 It is a PDF file on Craftsy, and can be easily downloaded!  It can be found right HERE!

The designer is Maria Teresa Lucio who has been busy making various tutorials over the past months!

Thank you Maria for offering this free tutorial!!

Charlotte City Tote Bag

This is another Charlotte City Tote I just completed.  I somehow ended up with a smaller bag, but I really like the size!

The interior of this bag is large, and it hosts a large inner open pocket, which I divided in half, as well as a zipper pocket.

I also made a tassel following a video on You Tube.  I did not have the hook to add to it, so improvised using a D ring.  It worked well.  I made a string out of the vinyl to tie it to the bag.

 A rivet was added to the top of the tassel for added security.  I used glue to roll the tassel.  I would have made the hanging tassels a bit thinner, but the vinyl was soft, so I did not want to weaken them.  They look just fine anyway!

The Charlotte City Tote is from the collection of Swoon Patterns.  You can find it HERE!   These are great patterns, and all reasonably priced.  If you are a member of  SWOON PATTERN GROUP on Facebook, you get  a discount, making the pattern a steal of a deal!

The tassel tutorial can be found on You Tube right HERE!  It is by Pile O Fabric, part of the Blanche Barrel Bag Tutorial.  The tutorial is clear and so easy to follow!


Friday, August 5, 2016

Gorgeous Tote Bag!

This tote bag was made by Betsy Weatherly, using the Rose Fabric Tote Bag Tutorial on CRAFTSY.

It is a beautiful combination of different prints, and the outcome is stunning!  Just look at the blending of the fabric!!

What a gorgeous bag, Betsy!  Thank you for letting me share!


There's another new bag pattern in town, ladies!  It is called the Pu'ola Handbag by Jessica Cruzan, and it's a beauty!!  It's 15" wide, 12" tall, 5" deep, has a zipper across the top, 1 internal zippered pocket, and 2 adjustable side straps.  The straps are adjustable for different looks.

Jessica operates a bag making business in Hawaii.  She's introduced us all to the new cork fabric from Portugal.

Jessica offers valuable information on organization, mass production, right down to the thread she uses.  She's not afraid to give any of her knowledge away.  She's got a heart that wants to give, give and give some more!   You can find her here on Facebook at Production Bag Making  and  Sew Da Kine.

Jessica also has a on-line shop called SEW DA KINE. Her new pattern can be found HERE, along with bag hardware, cork handbags, wallets, and cork fabric!