Tuesday, July 29, 2014

LITTLE GIRL'S DRESSES - SO SWEET!

Here are two little girl's dresses which were made by a friend,  Carmen.  You can get further information on her blog at Beyond the Fringe Crafts. 


So sweet!

How to Make a Panelled Tank Top

This is a excellent tutorial by a very gifted young woman !



Sunday, July 20, 2014

WHEELCHAIR BAG








Ever sewn a bag for a wheelchair?  I haven't until now.   I've made it according to the dimensions given to me in a e-mail,  so I'm hoping it will fit, as well as hang properly!  I will be making a tutorial within a few weeks for anyone interested!

 The bag is fairly basic, but as I said, it's my first!  If you have any suggestions as to what I could have done differently, please let me know? Any constructive criticism  would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you so much!

Linda

Note:  I think putting tucks in the pockets at the front of the bag, and elastic at the top of the pockets would be a great idea.  It would give enough room to contain the bulk, say of a cell phone, and the elastic the security that it would not fall out....just thinking!

The zipper pull was an after-thought, but it works very well!  I then, of course, had to re-take pics of the bag!  : )



I delivered the wheelchair bag today, and was concerned that it would not fit over the arm!  It fit perfectly! Here it is!  The centre strap can just fit inside the bag , so you have plenty of room to reach in, then can be resecured when traveling.












This wheelchair bag pattern can be found on CRAFTSY!




Sunday, July 13, 2014

THE BEGINNING...and progressing!


I started this bag awhile ago, and have been doing just a little bit here and there.  I love the color of it, although here it doesn't look as bright & vibrant as it really is.

My inspiration came from the Missouri Quilt Co.  You can check out their you tube video HERE!
I didn't make it exactly the same.  I added a few more charms, zipper, pocket, tab, and the flap, but you can see by the pictures how it was done.  My quilting is different as well! 

                                     
                           

                                I probably should have put in a longer zipper, but this is all I had.


 The zipper pocket is a good size!  I sewed along the bottom of the pocket twice.


I added some piping to the top of the outer pocket and used  batting as an interfacing.  So soft!  I put two pieces of pocket pieces, right sides facing, together, then sewed around the outside.  I left a small opening in the bottom to pull the pocket right side out.  I then added the tab.  Press well before sewing onto the bag.  Sew around the three sides.  I sewed back and forth at the corners a couple of times.

 The finished pocket - note the tab.  This is where the flap of the bag will go through.






The tab.


I decided to use a grommet.  This flap goes through the tab, and sits securely.


 Just place the straps and flap on the bag, as you normally would when sewing the lining in, and sew all around.  Make sure your straps are not twisted.  Basically follow the directions for the charms tote bag by Missouri Quilt for your straps and lining.


The finished project!


If you have any questions, please feel free to ask.  If you've made a few of these bags, and want them posted, just e-mail me at lindaspears49@gmail.com

That's all for now!

Linda