Saturday, July 16, 2016

A New Bag



I've just completed this bag using vinyl and cotton.  My inspiration was  the Rose Fabric Tote Bag, and I made a few changes


 I added outer straps similar to the Charlotte City Tote Bag by Swoon, and vinyl to the top, as well as to the bottom of the bag, and down the center..

Instead of a flap, I made a recessed zipper.  This was my first attempt with putting one in.  I didn't do it as per the instructions, but it turned out well . There is also a large inside zipper pocket and two large open pockets.  I added peltex to the bottom of the bag, plus an overlay of interfacing.

I'll take a picture later today of the inside of the bag and the recessed zipper so you can see what they look like.

Monday, July 11, 2016

Sadies Dance Card - Fabric by Tanya Whelan

This past month I have sold many tutorials for the Rose Fabric Bag.  A number of ladies have asked the name of the fabric.  I'm sorry,  but I don't think I ever knew.  I just liked it at the time, so purchased enough to make my bag.

Today while looking, I found some lovely floral fabric at The Fabric Spot.  I think it would be idea for making a rose fabric bag, so I am posting the link and providing a picture.

The designer is Tanya Whelan...one of my favorites!  The fabric is called "Sadies Dance Card" !!  Have a look!

Monday, July 4, 2016

Summer Sling Bag - Free Tutorial







.  This trendy sling bag is the perfect way to pack necessities for summer adventures, whether large or small. There's a draw cord top, plus two exterior zippered pockets for supplies.  A single broad strap at the center back makes it easy to carry over your shoulder,  and super comfortable.

This free tutorial can be found at sew4home.

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Canadian Fabric Shops On-line











This a list of just a few of the Canadian on-line fabric stores.  If you think there's one that should definitely be added, please let me know.  I'll also add as I find them.  Thank you!

Dinkydoo Fabrics,  Canadian National Fabric, Quincy's Quilting - free shippingFabric SparkDaily Like, Fridays Off,  Flare FabricsFabric SpotA Material GirlDragonfly FabricIsland Fabric, Fabric Fabric.