You need to ask if someone wants a tutorial? This is Craftster right? We looooove our tutorials - for some of us it's how we learned to sew!! (me included. I owe almost everything to Craftster tutorials and tv shows!) I would love to see one ... and I would make it as soon as I could! I love to make functional stuff!
I really wanted to put up a tutorial...was just fishing for people to ask me to! Anyway, I posted the tute over in my blog. Here's the link:
The finished bag is about 8 1/2" long, 4 1/2" wide and 4" deep. The measurements were taken in its "stuffed" state (as in the photos).
To all those with no zipper foot...just wanted to say that all is not lost! I don't have one at the moment but still managed to make a decent zipper attachment with this project. I do plan, however, to purchase one real soon.
Anyone interested in a tutorial? Just ask and I will try my best to deliver!
This is my new soft sewing bag. It has two kinds of fabric and is quilted.
And another view:
I found instructions for this in a book I recently borrowed from the local library, "A Passion for Patchwork". It's called a 'soft sewing bag' as it is meant to "house" threads, needles and other sewing stuff. But actually it can be used for a variety of things...as a case for pencils, make-up, toiletries, etc. I am even thinking of converting it into a small shoulder bag by adding d-rings and a long strap or it can be a handbag if I added handles instead. Just the right size to hold my wallet and mobile phone.
Hi all! I made a notebook and pencil holder for my niece who's celebrating her 12th birthday today. Through the years, I've given her stuff that I don't really know if she appreciated or not. So I am hoping, this present, being specially handmade for her, she will like and actually get to use.
I wasn't feeling so creative so I copied even the applique (just changed the recipient's initials). I added a matching bookmark though as I know she loves to read. Hopefully, she will be inspired to keep a journal as well.
Hi again! Two days ago I made a post about my expandable quilted patchwork bag. Thank you to those who have responded so far. What I'm showing you today is another bag having exactly the same fabrics as the first one. You've most likely seen bags like this before ... it seems to be all over craft blogs. I don't have the Japanese book (Machine Made Patchworks) containing the pattern so I had to figure the procedure out by myself with some help from this blog:
Hi all! I am new to Craftster but I have been making rosaries and rosary bracelets for the past two years or so. I don't really consider rosaries as jewelry but then beading is beading and the technique is the same so I decided to post something here. Unfortunately, I am not allowed to upload pics yet so for now I am just providing a link to a 'How to Make a Rosary Bracelet' tutorial I made over at my blog. Here's the link and hope you can view it sometime!
Hi all! Been visiting Craftster as a guest for sometime now, so last night I finally decided to register as a member. I haven't been sewing for a long time...I've certainly learned a lot from reading these forums and all the wonderful tutorials. It must feel good to share one's creations and receive comments about a work well done.
The photo link below is of a quilted patchwork bag I worked on the past two to three days. I used different cotton fabrics in various blue shades and lined the bag with denim. (Please take time to check out the link as this being my first time to post, I am not allowed to upload pics yet ).
Looks small but then it expands to this.
The bag is roomier that it actually looks. I patterned this from an old leather patchwork bag that I love but is now too tattered to use. If you'd like to see a photo of that one and read a little about its history, I blogged about it here: