|Small Crossbody bag for Sew, Mama, Sew|
Tuesday, 30 April 2013
Friday, 26 April 2013
Yay Friday! Quick post from me..
First, I'm excited that next week on April 30th, I will be contributing a post to Sew, Mama, Sew! Blog. It may or may not have to do with a bag.. :)
Also a couple shout-outs to other blogs:
SewFearless has been sharing bags made by testers for her new Bag Pattern "The Mommy Poppins" bag. If you are in the States, she also has a giveaway for the pattern.
I found another giveaway on Blue Susan Makes for some Sew Sweetness Bag Patterns
And last Michelle Patterns has a sale - $5 for 21 patterns she is retiring! Most of them are bag related - bags, pouches, passport holders, cases etc.
My sewing has been limited and probably will be for the next little.. Hopefuly I'll have some more projects to share soon!
Monday, 22 April 2013
Jodi @ Sew Fearless has just relased her new bag pattern - the Mommy Poppins Bag
I tested this bag for her and you can read my post about it here. The pattern was easy to follow and I learnt a few new tricks! The end result was lovely.
The bag uses an interal tubular frame and pattern is customizable to different sizes. I followed Jodi's intructions to customize to an 12" frame.
Jodi has a giveaway going on for the pattern, so stop by. She will also be sharing tester bags during the week.
Tuesday, 16 April 2013
Welcome to day 7 of the April Shower's Mug Rug Hop.. Thanks to Erin and Mdme Samm for hosting and organizing this fun event.
There has been so many fun mug rugs. I hope you have been enjoying them!
Here is my mug rugs..
When I signed up for the hop, I knew I wanted to use my Cameo cutting machine in some way. I choose this cute bird and used the machine to cut it out of some duck cotton that was fused to some double sided Heat and Bond.
For the larger rug, I fused the bird to the second fabric and did a zig zag around it..I'm not the best sewer so this isn't perfect. Something to practice!
It was quilted with diagonal lines on the side panels and vertical lines in on the red
When I cut out the bird, I made sure to place it so that the piece with the cut out could also be used. I placed some fabric behind it cutout and made a quick second coaster.
Mine are quite simple compared to some of the other ladies.. This was my first time making one. It is a fun project that you can make as simple or complicated as you like.
Make sure to drop by the others on the schedule today!
Saturday, 13 April 2013
|Giveaway at Moments|
Next I came across this YouTube video with Lazy Girl designs, which showed the contruction of a square bottom tote a way I haven't seen. The lining is partially attached to the exterior during contruction. Several tips are also mentioned throughtout the video. Thought it was interesting and maybe some of you might enjoy watching it too.
Wednesday, 10 April 2013
Emmaline Bags is having a giveaway for her new bag pattern.. It looks like a great bag and will be on my list to try. The giveaway also includes a hardware kit for the bag! Check out the blog for some pics of some great bags by Janelle's testers
|Emmaline Bags New Pattern|
Tuesday, 9 April 2013
Seems like a lot of things going on the blogsphere for bag making ladies.. In case you don't know:
Mia Creates has a bag pattern giveaway going on
The giveaway is for a new bag pattern called the Genevieve Messenger just released by ChrisW Designs.
Janelle at Emmaline Bags also just released a bag pattern that looks equally awesome called Boyd St. Bowling Bag.
Sweet Bee Buzzings will be starting a sew-along for cute bag next week.
Another sew -along by Sew It Girl starts this Friday for a passport wallet!
So a few possibilities if you are looking for some bag making activities.