OK, like many of you, I was struggling to find a suitable bag for my notebook, but all I could find were bags for laptops and they were all too big. So I sat down and designed my own... just measured my notebook, added a few more inches, and voila! Here's what I did:
The outside fabric is corduroy, the inside fabric is flannel, and for interfacing I used those heavy battings used for baby cribs... yes, I guess I'm kinda freak about not scratching it...LOL! As you can see, I added an outside pocket (which can hold papers, etc.) and two inside pockets to hold the mouse, electric cord, and probably my MP3 player
Everything fits perfectly... so you shouldn't be surprised on how proud I'm of it! So what do you think?
Since I got "hooked" with my previous 80's bag, I decided to make some other with an idea I had in mind... and here's what I did:
And another one:
I used felt for the "Peace" symbol (which I designed on my computer), hand embroidered the "Peace" word (also computer designed), and added some beads and jewelry stuff to add some "sparkle" The outside fabric is denim and the inside fabric is pink cotton. TFL!
Here's something I've been working on recently. It's a regular tote bag and I cut out the felt flowers and birdie (designed them on my computer) and then hand embroidered the butterfly, flower stems and leafs... it was so much fun to do! For the outside I used pink cotton fabric and for the inside, dark pink gingham fabric. I also used fusible for interfacing and for the handles
And inside view:
I added a ric rac to the inside pocket for decoration.
And here's a small pouch I did with the remaining fabric:
OK, here's a bag I did for my niece. She wanted something very groovy... 80's theme... completely different. So I used a tutorial I found in one of Craftster's threads (I'll post the link as soon as I find it and embellished the bag with felt, foamies, ribbon, and rhynestones. I looked all over the internet and couldn't find something similar to this, so I am not sure if it really looks that groovy or 80's theme. What do you think?
I used black denim for the outside and satin (is that how it is said?) for the inside. Loved the way it looks inside... really soft at the touch
Just wanted to share some new bags I did for my nieces... these will be their Christmas present. I just hope they like them . For the fabric I used cotton/polyester, the flowers and birdie are made out of felt and adhered them to the bag using the applique stitch from my sewing machine. Here's how they look:
I also added some decor using a leaf stitch that my sewing machine has. Here's the second one:
And here's how they look on the inside:
That stitched rectangle is a magnet that I stitched to the lining... ok, I made a small pocket first, put the magnet inside, and then stitched the pocket to the wrong side of the lining... I had to do this since I ran out of magnetic snaps And guess what? They work perfectly!
And finally, some matching make-up/girly stuff purses:
Now for my last project... Loved this color combination. The tote bag was also my own design. This is a medium to small sized bag. I added a magnetic snap and crystal beads as decoration. The checkbook cover looks pretty neat in person... instead of stitching the borders with right sides together and then flipping to the correct side, I did a binding all around the border, like in quilting. This was my first time doing a checkbook cover this way and I totally loved the results. Thanks for looking!
This one was kinda challenging, since I did not use any pattern. Just cut the squares (these were fat quarters I bought at a local quilting store) and followed the same procedure as in quilting. I also did the same thing for the back of the bag. The cream fabric is a medium to heavy fabric (kinda looks like canvas), which I liked a lot. Aaannd added crystal beads to one of the straps for decoration purposes.
OK, I think I started backwards...LOL Here's a tote bag I did recently... my own design... it has two large front pockets and there is also another small pocket on the inside of the bag. It has a long strap from one side to the other, the lining is plain black, and I added a magnetic snap. Also, I added an acrylic heart to decorate and, of course, did a matching makeup purse.