This is another version of the famous buttercup bag. I have added pair of handles sewn between the top and bottom fabrics, I added only 2 pleats instead of 5 and added an interior pocket. I have also used a lightweight interfacing on the outside fo the bag and a fleece type of interfacing on the interior to give the bag some bulk. I also added a magnetic closure. Next time I will enlarge the pattern. It is very cute but a little small.
This is a bag that I designed for a co-worker who wanted a messenger style diaper bag. It has a total of 11 pockets. I used Amy Butler Fabric for the sides back and front flap. I used upholstrey weight batting between the fabric layers. C and C welcome.
I also made a matching diapler wipe and diaper holder.
I started by making a small 8 x 9 inch bag out of Care Bear fabric for a silent action at our school. I didn't get a picture of that one but it tured out really cute. I then decided that these would also be a good size for adults. I have added a back pocket, 4 pockets on the inside and a zippered pocket on the inside. I have aslo added a clip for attaching keys.
The first bag is made from a tapestry remenant from Joann's and a faux leather fabric from the local fabric warehouse.
The second one is made from Casino fabric. I forgot to add the back pocket to this one and did not want to tear it apart to add it.
The last one is a bag that I made for my friend's birthday with a brocade remenant and some black shiny faux suede fabric. It has a black interior.
Here are a couple of zippered coinpurse size pouches that I made recently. I used a 5 inch zipper. I would make them small but can't find shorter zippers. I used batting between the layers to give them some bulk.
I added a strap and some small pockets to this one to make a tiny wristlet.
There is also a small pocket on the other side. This side has slots for 3 cards.
I have been experimenting with wallets for the last couple of days. I made three wallets for my sons. The first one is made from black vinyl fabric and a camo remnant which I bought at Joann's. The only problem was sewing through all the layers when making the credit card slots. The second one is made from black vinyl and rip stop nylon. It was much easier to sew. I used black Velcro as a closure for the coin pouch on both. I made the card slots horizontal instead of vertical on the second wallet which allowed for fewer layers to sew through. They want the wallets to close with Velcro also so back to the drawing board. I don't want to wreck the coin pouch. Any ideas?
This is a tote that I designed myself and is made from some Amy Butler Daisy chain fabric that I recently purchased. I started off with a McCall's pattern then changed everything. The dimensions for the sides and bottom were wrong. I have added a magnetic snap, false bottom, strip along the top, and pockets.
Here is a picture of the inside of the bag.
Below is a penguin's gone wide tote tote I made after fixing the dimensions on the pattern.