Here in London it's chucking down with rain, what a great excuse to get the sewing machine out and make some lovely bagginess!
I have just finished a step-by-step tute for this shoulder bag. It has satin ribbon piping on the top edge and the pocket trim, and I have made my stripy fabric just a that bit more fun by turning into chevron stripe. I also used over sized rings on the handles to make them a bit more funky too.
It called Cornflower Clutch Purse. I have used a metal clasp purse frame, some pretty home funishing cornflower fabric for the exterior, and some wide weave home furninshing fanbric for the lining.
For the shoulder strap I used more of the cornflower fabric with some pale blue silk on the underside because I wanted the silk to show up in the knots at the base of the shoulder strap. I really pleased with how the knots look. It's also easy to undo the knots if you want to use the purse a clutch.
I've been having some fun with some polka dot oil cloth and a curved purse frame. I love making purse frame purses because they are quick to make and the result is really satisfying.
This eye glasses case is made from Dottie oil cloth in French Blue (by Moda), a curved purse frame, and it has a cute pink bow and a matching detachable wrist loop. I also put some heavy sew-in interlining within the purse to help protect glasses. The whole thing took me just over an hour.
I made this messenger bag for my lovely sister for Christmas, and I'm really happy that she likes it.
It is made from furnishing weight plum coloured velevet and some Kona Bay Fabric. The strap is adjustable, the closure is a metal lanyard clip and D-ring, and there is a thick foam bag bottom in it too.
I also put polyester boning all around the top seam of the bag so that when the bag is open the opening doesn't flop in on itself (which is something that drives my sister nuts with her other larger bags), and I put the polyester boning on the sides too to give them a bit of support.
I hope you had some great parties during the holidays. I did and I still haven't quite recovered yet
It's now Ok for me to show you some presents I made for Xmas for my friends. I made a wash bag tidy thing for one of my friends that can be rolled up for trips or it can be hung on a hook to keep your make up bits in order.
The outside is made from plastic coated cotton which has the cutest polar bears on it. The inside has two zippered clear plastic pockets, and a large open pocket for larger bottles of potions! (Teflon coated machine feet ROCK!) Luckily I have tape maker so I was able to make loads and loads of yellow cotton tape for the trim and the ties.
My frriend was really happy with the bag, and I've been asked to make another one. I'm so happy with the way it turned out.
The orgainser is more of a roll than a bag (and I'm supposed to design bags) so I designed this organiser-and-craft-project-tote-around-case thing. The bamboo rod handles provide a strong frame on which to carry around all of your sewing/knitting bits and the whole thing can be shut like a book.
I used my teflon coated foot for the first time on this project and Wow Man! they are just brilliant. Bring on the plastic, bring on the vinyl for I fear you no more!
Carry case when shut.
Large pocket with flap and D-ring closure for your storing your craft project.
Wide view showing large pocket, clear plastic zippered pocket, and knitting needle/tool case with flap.
What do you think folks; is this case something that you would use?