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!

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Better Bag Making Series - Starting Today!

The Better Bag Making Series by Margareth of Margie Made Bags (Pressing) has started today!  Check it out ladies at The Nosy Pepper

Saturday, July 16, 2016

A New Bag

I've just completed this bag using vinyl and cotton.  My inspiration was  the Rose Fabric Tote Bag, and I made a few changes

 I added outer straps similar to the Charlotte City Tote Bag by Swoon, and vinyl to the top, as well as to the bottom of the bag, and down the center..

Instead of a flap, I made a recessed zipper.  This was my first attempt with putting one in.  I didn't do it as per the instructions, but it turned out well . There is also a large inside zipper pocket and two large open pockets.  I added peltex to the bottom of the bag, plus an overlay of interfacing.

I'll take a picture later today of the inside of the bag and the recessed zipper so you can see what they look like.

Monday, July 11, 2016

Sadies Dance Card - Fabric by Tanya Whelan

This past month I have sold many tutorials for the Rose Fabric Bag.  A number of ladies have asked the name of the fabric.  I'm sorry,  but I don't think I ever knew.  I just liked it at the time, so purchased enough to make my bag.

Today while looking, I found some lovely floral fabric at The Fabric Spot.  I think it would be idea for making a rose fabric bag, so I am posting the link and providing a picture.

The designer is Tanya of my favorites!  The fabric is called "Sadies Dance Card" !!  Have a look!

Monday, July 4, 2016

Summer Sling Bag - Free Tutorial

.  This trendy sling bag is the perfect way to pack necessities for summer adventures, whether large or small. There's a draw cord top, plus two exterior zippered pockets for supplies.  A single broad strap at the center back makes it easy to carry over your shoulder,  and super comfortable.

This free tutorial can be found at sew4home.

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Canadian Fabric Shops On-line

This a list of just a few of the Canadian on-line fabric stores.  If you think there's one that should definitely be added, please let me know.  I'll also add as I find them.  Thank you!

Dinkydoo Fabrics,  Canadian National Fabric, Quincy's Quilting - free shippingFabric SparkDaily Like, Fridays Off,  Flare FabricsFabric SpotA Material GirlDragonfly FabricIsland Fabric, Fabric Fabric.