Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Decorative Stitched Clematis Wristlet

I made another Clematis Wristlet in denim and I stitched decorative stitches on the denim. This is a free pattern by Blue Calla Designs.


This is one side of the bag.

This is the other side of the bag.

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Small Arabesque Bag in Purple

After making the last Arabesque Bag smaller, I decided to make another one using purple scrap strips. This bag has a lot of royal purple fabric, but for some weird reason purple tends to photograph blue! This is a great bag pattern for using up scraps. It is a free pattern by Sew Sweetness.
One side of the bag.



This is the other side of the bag.

Inside I added a slip pocket and a zippered pocket. This fabric is really royal purple! Photographs blue, weird!
This bag has sold!

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Monday, December 11, 2017

Large Clematis Cross Body Bag

I made another Clematis Bag that I enlarged to 120%. The free pattern is for a wristlet. I also added a zippered pocket in addition to the slip pocket inside. The pattern is from Blue Calla.



Slip pocket and I added a zippered pocket across from it too.

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Sunday, December 10, 2017

Multi-Purpose Tech Bag

I made this Multi-Purpose Tech Bag a pattern by So Sew Easy. I didn't have a large grommet like the pattern called for, so I used a magnetic snap to close the bag. I used the cowboys on a fence fabric for the flap and back of the bag.

My tablet fits inside this bag easily.

I think the cowboy fabric is so cool.

The back of the bag. There is a zippered pocket on the back.

I used a magnetic snap as a closure.

The back zippered pocket.

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Saturday, December 9, 2017

Kyra Card Pouch Wallets

I made a few Kyra card wallets, a pattern by GenyCartes Sewing Patterns. These are easy to make and use just a little fabric. There are 3 sizes in the pattern, but I made 2, the large and the small. There is also a tall size as well that I haven't tried yet.

I gave the large one of these to a friend for her birthday and the small one I donated as a prize at a craft show I did in November.

They hold business cards, credit cards or ID cards.

My friend loves tea, so this was a nice fabric for her.

The back sides.

Here is another one in different fabrics.

The back side.


I made this one a bit different by adding another pocket, so now it has 4 card pockets instead of just 2 pockets.

This is a different card wallet that I found somewhere online for free, but I cannot remember where or the name of the tutorial. Sorry.

I used scraps to create the outside.

Inside are 4 pockets for cards. I used a piece of Ultra Suede for the snap tab.



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Friday, December 8, 2017

Good-to-Go-Messenger Bags Large & Small

I made a large messenger bag using the Good-to-Go-Messenger Bag by Andrie Designs, formally known as 2 Pretty Poppets, which is a free pattern and includes a large and small version. On a Facebook group I belong to someone asked us to make backpacks for some children who were removed from their homes for safety reasons. I asked if messengers bags were okay too and was told yes. The children ranged from 1 to 18 years old. I got a 14 year old boy. So I knew I wanted to use a pair of blue jeans that I had to make the bag and I had a small amount of this cute cowboys on a fence print that made the perfect flap and I used a small piece of it for a slip pocket inside too.

This is the large messenger bag.


I cut the pockets off the back of the jeans and appliqued them to the back of the bag.


A plaid lining just seemed perfect for this bag. I added a zippered pocket too.

I used the cowboys for the slip pocket and added a couple of pen pockets.



This is the small messenger bag I made after making the large one. 

A Hawaiian print for the flap, strap and strap tabs.

This small size is a nice purse size bag.

The green stripe fabric is a home decor weight fabric that I had a small amount of, so used it for the bag exterior and I added a back pocket to the bag with the Hawaiian print accent and pocket lining.

I added a zippered pocket as well as a slip pocket inside and used the same Hawaiian print fabric. That made it nice not to have to change thread colors!
I am making another small bag with this same Hawaiian print fabric because I goofed and added the exterior magnetic snap to the lining fabric instead of the exterior fabric! So I had to cut out more fabric and do it right for this bag, so since I already had the snap installed on the Hawaiian print fabric and had enough fabric to make another bag, I will; only the next one will be all Hawaiian print with a red print flap and different lining. So stay tuned for that one.


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Thursday, December 7, 2017

Fiona's Freeway Bag in Purple 2

This is the 3rd Fiona's Freeway Bag that I have made. The first one I sold and the woman who bought it requested I make another Fiona in purple. Well her friend liked the purple Fiona so much that she too wanted a Fiona in purple! They are not 100% identical. I did stitch decorative stitches on the flap like I did with the first 2 Fiona's, but not the exact same stitches or the same thread colors. On the first Fiona in purple I appliqued a cat on the interior slip pocket because I knew she liked cats. That was my little surprise for her. Her friend wanted a butterfly on her slip pocket, so I appliqued a butterfly on her pocket. I also used a different lining fabric on purple #2 Fiona.

Fiona's Freeway Bag pattern is from ChrisW Designs Easy Street Collection. Easy Street doesn't mean they are all beginner easy, but just easier with fewer pattern pieces than Christine's other bag patterns. I would say you need some bag making experience before tackling this one, but Christine's instructions are excellent, so as long as you take it step-by-step, you should have success as long as you have done some sewing before.

I must admit I do love my decorative stitched flaps! I enjoy creating them and love how they turn out. Takes an ordinary flap and turns it into an extraordinary flap, lol!



Inside is a zippered pocket and a slip pocket.

The zippered pocket with zipper pull that I make.

Here is the appliqued butterfly that I appliqued onto the slip pocket. Such a sweet surprise when you look into the bag.

The bag's backside is pretty too, lol!
For comparison, here is Purple Fiona #1 and #2 side-by-side:


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