Friday, December 23, 2016

Meet JODY!!

A new bag pattern has just been released, ladies!.  She's called JODY,  with a shoulder strap, which can easily be increased  to make a cross body bag. It is neither too big nor too small at 10"w x 8" high.  It has a inside slip pocket with card slots, and 1 zipper pocket.  The fabric you use is totally up to you...leather, vinyl, cotton???

 Included in the pattern are very clear and detailed instructions with lots of diagrams.  It also includes cutting labels for everything with dimensions on it, and drafted pattern pieces.

 A link to a video has been provided as well, where you can follow the designer, Anne, in creating the inside zip pocket!  Now, you can't simplify things much more than that!!

The skills level has been rated for a beginner, and the skill needed is topstitching! (which is not difficult),

The designer of  the Jody Bag  is Anne Verberckmoes of  Serial Bagmakers. The pattern can be found on CRAFTSY, for  a very affordable price!

If you are wanting to see the bag up close, just click on the picture.  That should enlarge it!

Thank you, ladies!  Hope you will check out this pattern!  I found it one of the best I have ever seen.  The layout and information is right before confusion as to what page....very easy to follow and understand.

Sunday, December 18, 2016

This bag is made by my friend, Carol Meagher.  The bag is made of orange cork leather, and cotton print.  I absolutely love the color combination, so I wanted you to have  a see.  This is her first, but not her last bag to be made in cork.  She's already started the 2nd one!!

I'm just going to add a bit of info on cork, as possibly someone hasn't heard of it before.  It's very popular right now in the sewing groups!

This bag is called the Bonnie Bucket Bag and can been found at SWOON SEWING PATTERNS!


The cork is a natural sustainable, Peta certified, Eco friendly product imported from Portugal.

  • The cork tree bark is peeled every 9 years, and can be re-harvested up to 300 years!  Some cork forests are 2000 years old.
  • Cork leather is strong.
  • It is not only water resistant, but has natural anti-mildew/antibacterial properties and can be washed clean.
This video is excellent, and will explain how the cork fabric/leather is made.

Cork Suppliers:

Sara Larson   SEW SWEETNESS  (US)
Jessica Cruzan SEW DAKINE  , (HAWAII, US)

Monday, December 5, 2016

Sew Together Bags - Makeup

Another sew together bag is now finished!  I actually made two of them,  The one has a rectangular center label and the other has rounded corners.  Other than that they are exactly the same inside and outside.

The sew together bag has three zippered pockets in the inside and four open spaces which could accommodate a brush, make up brushes, hair clips, etc.

I added a chain of charms, plus  a "homemade" tag to each outside zipper pull.

The matching little pouches were added as a gift.  They could be used for earrings, appointment cards, what have you!

I was asked to make these for two young girls, so I am hoping this is young enough for them, and that they like them!