Friday, September 23, 2016

A New Bag !

Peacock feathers you say?  This is a new bag I made from the Rose Bag Tutorial which you can find on Craftsy!  It's a versatile bag tutorial!

The changes  made are:

-  A removable/adjustable shoulder strap was added.

 - Two strips of 1" fabric were added to the sides of the bag from the top wide section of the bag to the bottom.  Another piece of fabric was made into a loop..

.- Instead of making a long flap, I shortened it to serve as more of a decorative element, using it just on the front.  The hardware is from Emmaline Bags.

- A recessed zipper was added.

- The bag bottom is now 4" wide instead of 2".

- In the inside I added one large deep pocket and divided it into two.  The large zipper pocket is on the inside back.

- I used a heavy interfacing over the quilt batting.

Finally I made a tassel out of a small scrap piece of black leather.  The bell cap I purchased from a China supplier a couple of years ago.

  All in all, I'm happy with it.  There's nothing that was too difficult to do, and I'm sure there's many other ideas you could come up with!

 The Rose Fabric Tutorial/Pattern does not have these changes included in the tutorial.

This bag was made for my cousin, Karen!  She chose the fabric, and I went from there! Hope you like it!   I hope Karen likes it as well...she's  suppose to receive it today!!  Oh yes!!  So excited! Thank you for visiting!



The Christopher Bag - Another Free Bag from Sew 4 Home










The Christopher Bag is one great looking bag!  It's made of corduroy, one of the best fabrics for fall.  The bag hardware includes  rain slicker latches by Dritz!

It's a soft slouchy bag you will love!  You can find the free tutorial here on sew 4 home.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Free Curvy Clutch Pattern





The  Curvy Clutch, by Pink Door Fabrics,  is ideal for any of life's necessities.  It's a great size for sewing notions, makeup, or even an evening clutch!

You'll want to make  a few!!

The pattern/tutorial is FREE and can be found  HERE!

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Rose Fabric Bag Tutorial - Versatile









 The bag tutorial can be found on  CRAFTSY!  (These new changes have not been added to the pattern).


I just finished making a new bag using this pattern, with a few changes...the arrows indicate what has been added or changed.

I'm just showing this as an example of what can be done if you wish..  It is quite a versatile tutorial.

Changes & Additions

- 1 removable shoulder strap was added.

-  two strips of 1" fabric were added to the sides of the bag from the top wide section of the bag to the bottom.  Another piece of fabric was made into a loop to hold the hardware on the side.

- instead of making a long flap, I shortened it to serve as more of a decorative element, using it just on the front.  I used hardware from Emmaline Bags.

-  a recessed zipper was added.  I looked at many tutorials, which helped somewhat, then figured out how to do it differently, or I think it's different.

- in the inside I added one large deep pocket and divided it into two.  This is on the inside front side, while the zipper pocket is on the inside back.

- I also used a heavy interfacing over the quilt batting.

All in all I'm quite happy with it.  Hope you like it!







Sunday, September 4, 2016

Free Clutch Pattern!!



This new clutch pattern is free until September 15th!!!  It has been rated for a beginner with lots of pictures, and it is  a quick easy sew!!  What more could you ask for!

 It is a PDF file on Craftsy, and can be easily downloaded!  It can be found right HERE!

The designer is Maria Teresa Lucio who has been busy making various tutorials over the past months!

Thank you Maria for offering this free tutorial!!

Charlotte City Tote Bag




This is another Charlotte City Tote I just completed.  I somehow ended up with a smaller bag, but I really like the size!

The interior of this bag is large, and it hosts a large inner open pocket, which I divided in half, as well as a zipper pocket.

I also made a tassel following a video on You Tube.  I did not have the hook to add to it, so improvised using a D ring.  It worked well.  I made a string out of the vinyl to tie it to the bag.

 A rivet was added to the top of the tassel for added security.  I used glue to roll the tassel.  I would have made the hanging tassels a bit thinner, but the vinyl was soft, so I did not want to weaken them.  They look just fine anyway!

The Charlotte City Tote is from the collection of Swoon Patterns.  You can find it HERE!   These are great patterns, and all reasonably priced.  If you are a member of  SWOON PATTERN GROUP on Facebook, you get  a discount, making the pattern a steal of a deal!

The tassel tutorial can be found on You Tube right HERE!  It is by Pile O Fabric, part of the Blanche Barrel Bag Tutorial.  The tutorial is clear and so easy to follow!

Enjoy!