here we go. i - a total newbie to sewing - proudly present my first three "masterpieces". i'm so excited 1. obelix bag
it was my first try with sewing. my father called it "the obelix bag". oh well.... it was made of IKEA bedcloth because i didn't want to use "proper" fabric for my first try. but it turned out quite nicely, didn't it? thanks a lot to mgenevieve and here lovely pleated tote bag tutorial! http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=49030.0 2. carina's bag
the second try, the same pattern. this time i used a heavier canvas with nice patterns and a simple black fabric for the lining. the handles were too sloppy, so i also ironed on some interfacing to make them firmer.
i also spiced it up a bit by using a flap and a button to close the bag (first button and buttonhole ever
this little beauty is a present for a friend so i personalized it a little on the inside pockets and tried out the letter stitching of my sewing machine.
my friend has her birthday party tonight, so i'm thrilled to see what she thinks about the bag (i didn't even tell her i started sewing bags yet, not to spoil the surprise) 3. "the winter bag"
this time a messenger bag for myself. i love how it turned out - the perfect bag for the winter season! i used this tutorial for the bag http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=2684.0
and this tutorial for the zipper pocket http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=11808.0
thanks guys - what would i do without your tuts!?
i had prepared the fabric one night (cut and iron on interfacing on the outer fabric) and sewed the bag the second night (took me about 5-6 hours to finish it).
for the outside i used a "fischgrat" fabric i got in the sale, a nice dotty one for the lining and a yellow one for the pockets of IKEA.
i'm so happy that my first zipper and snap fasteners worked out so well. you can imagine how proudly i wore this bag to work
i'm looking forward to your comments! i love this website. you inspire me so much... more bags to come soon (already got orders for upcoming birthdays and christmas