Saturday, January 26, 2008

New Clutch Bag

Purse from Better Homes and Garden free patterns. It has velcro closure under the button tab and it makes its own handle. I think the pattern could be altered to include a longer handle for the shoulder in addition and you could have a magnetic closure too instead of the velcro. I followed the pattern exactly as I always do on the first try. LOL Then I do my own thing usually. I like inside pockets and sometimes outside pockets. But this is a great pattern and a good place to start if you want to make a clutch or even a make up bag etc.
I had a lot of fun making this and love the Moda fabric inside and out.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

new purse I made for myself with a zipper

New purse and small accessories

Someone posted a wallet pattern and I thought I would try to make one and see what it looked like. I think the next time I try this I will attach a small change purse to the outside zip a tiny zipper. I like for all my things to be in the same place. I made this out of Michael Miller fabric the bandana line. I love Michael Miller fabric.

Earlier last week, I made a small bag which I would use for change or something like that, and I put one of my favorite zippers in it. I did quilt this Michael Miller paisley aqua fabric and love the way it turned out too.
The zipper I like is a ykk vison which is really almost impossible to find. I think this could be used as a cell phone holder too. I love this size bag too.

I made a purse today for a lady who ordered it from my ebay store, and I am very pleased with the way it turned out, It is made with quilted L'esprit Provence fabric inside and out with inside pockets and a magnetic closure. I love it, and I hope she will too.
This bag is 12" wide by 8 1/2" tall with about 4" depth. The handles are 19 1/2" long.

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Happy New Year - Make it great in 08!!!

I can't believe I have been silent on here for such a long time. It seems like time is swirling by at a rapid rate. Daddy used to say that the older one gets the faster time goes and boy, was he right. I sure miss him.

I am a member of a sewing group on Yahoo and someone posted a blog-sewing tutorial on how to make an Anykine bag.

Of course, I was wild to make one. The first one was not what I expected since I sewed the zipper on the wrong side. It turned out to be a pen case for my purse.

I read the directions and even printed out the pictures alittle larger and still I had problems. Finally, it clicked and I was able to make one.

I think it is adoreable and have included a picture of it.

Somneone in the group mentioned she had seen the bags on etsy, so I went there and found the seller. Hers are adoreable too and she had about 50 listed for sale. Now I am inspired to make more.