I found this old Russian fabric in some kind of thrift-store a while ago. Thrilled by the awesome discovery, I bought all they had left, which sadly wasn't more than barely enough to make this bag. Originally, my plans was to make a bunch of wallets and purses for friends, but at some point my egocentric self took over, and I decided to spend all the fabric on this bag.
So, I made myself a new bag. This time, I didn't really need a new one as urgently as I usually do whenever I decide to create a new bag, but I fell in love with the fabric the moment we met, and so I just had to make something of it. The strap is from my last bag, I just cut it off because I didn't feel like making a completely new one. Cruel, I know, but life is cruel and I want my bags to understand this. The outer fabric is very raincoat-ish so it was really weird to work with, and the whole bag still feels a bit unusual, but at least my schoolstuff is kept dry in rainy weather.
After my regular pencil case for some reason just decided to disappear, I went a week or so before I realising that keeping all my pencils in my pocket just isn't the most practical (or coolest, for that sake) way of transporting my stuff to school. So, I made a new one. I had some problems with the zipper, as I never have made them curved before.
Okay, so I found this really cool and flowery, old tablecloth at my local thriftstore. And then I made a bag. It's the fourth bag i have ever made, and as bags are the only things I actually do sew, I don't have like an awful amount of experience. But I like it, and it works for my school-stuff.
After I realized that the wallet I got from a dear friend a while ago actually was made of real leather, I decided to make a new one. Now I'm not the most experienced sewer in the world, so I'm actually pretty happy with the result. There's four small pocket for my cards, some space for coins and stuff, and still it fits in my pocket.
Okay, now I'm a bit frustrated here... I am sewing a bag for a girlfriend (not my girlfriend, but a friend who happends to be a girl), and it would be finished a long time ago, if it wasn't for the fact that I simply cannot find any of those pieces for adjusting the length of the shoulder-strap, anywhere! On previous bags I've sewn, I've obtained them from older bags or from old military-belts (I found at a thrift-store), which often happen to carry these, for some reason. But now I've searched the whole town, and I just can't find any shop selling these, or anything even slightly resembling them.. So, I'm thinking about ordering some from the internet, but as English is not my first language, I don't really know what they are called, or if they even have a name at all.
Here's a pic of what I'm talking about, the last one I have.
If anyone knows about any webshops selling them, I would be really really happy, and eternally grateful
Ok, the first bag i created (wich makes this the second) became a bit too small for all my school-stuff, and as my fingers were itching for something new to create, I made this!
I don't know if it shows well in this picture, but it's actually pretty big compared with bags I've had earlier. I am pretty proud of the 'secret zipper-pocket' in the front, as I still consider myself a newbie in the world of sewing. It also has a pocket on the inside for different small stuff. Tell me what you think!
When I suddenly felt the sun shining again after a long, wet, winter (they tend to be like that in Norway..) I figured I had to find my purple converse from last year. However, they were really out-worn and full of holes (I had totally forgot), so I ripped the old fabric off and sew some new!
As you can see, I just cut the old fabric off right above the rubber, and then glued the new on!
I recently found out that I would like to learn the art of sewing, like for real, so this weekend I bought my very own, very first sewing machine! It's a very cheap newbie-machine, so it doesn't have a lot of options, but so far I've already created this:
It was the first I ever sew wich I really found useful. The different small projects I had first (wallets and such).. Well, they just weren't able to do their job.
Here you see the inside. I use it for school, so I needed a pocket for my macbook and a zippered pocket for the small stuff. This bag isn't as pretty as the other bags on this forum, but just for the record– I actually think it looks sloppier on this picture than it is in real. Well, maybe except for the zipper, wich I needed a few tries to manage, as you may be able to see
I found a large pile of old writingbooks commonly used in different elementary schools here in Norway at the local thrift-store (don't know how they got there though). With many different colors, I think they are soo cool, and since they also were shockingly cheap, I simply had no other choice but to grab a few with me.
I used a knife, some staples and some glue, and transformed this:
The shadow of the cutout may confuse you a bit, but it is supposed to be a little lambs silhouette.