Monday, November 4, 2019

The Rose Fabric Bag Tutorial

The Rose Fabric Bag made by Carmen B.

 Carmen embroidered  two sides  of the bag, and quilted on  the other two sides.  The center front and back were also quilted, while the straps were embroidered with a designer stitch and multi coloured thread.

This bag was recycled from a pair of jeans!  I think you would agree  this is one lovely bag!

Click on the picture for a closer view.

Thank you for allowing me to share your bag Carmen!  Beautiful job!

Monday, October 28, 2019

ROSE FABRIC BAG - Pattern Pieces

The Rose Fabric Bag now has PATTERN PIECES!  I just finished  them a few days ago. They are now included in the tutorial on Bluprint.    It's an easy bag to make, and now takes even less time because you don't have the measuring to do.

 I listened to several women discussing bag tutorials,  whether they liked the pattern pieces , or just  measurements.  I have to say I was surprised with their response.  The majority didn't mind either way.  A few responded that they wouldn't even consider buying a bag tutorial without the pattern pieces.  Either way, this tutorial now works for both!

The bag is so versatile.  You can easily add a recessed zipper, shoulder strap, use various pieces of bag hardware, foam,  add a few more pockets, maybe an outer zipper pocket,  or change the size of the box corners.  There are so many ways you can add to it to make it your very own!!  The tutorial can be found here on BLUPRINT.

Saturday, October 12, 2019

FREE Cosmetic Pod Pattern

For those interested in a  free sewing pattern,  Diane Spencer Ogg has a new pattern release.  She's an amazing lady from the United Kingdom.  Above is the Cosmetic Pod, a quick easy sew which takes approximately 30 minutes.  It consists of two pattern pieces.  This is ideal for Craft Fairs and/or a gift for that special friend.

 An added bonus is a You Tube sew-along video to go with the pattern.   It is easy to follow, no distractions and no excess talking.  Diane also has other patterns you can  purchase, which I would say are exceptional, as is her work.

This pattern  can be found on Diane's blog  HERE.  and the You Tube video HERE..

Sunday, October 6, 2019

Everyday Tote Bag - Earrings matching

Here's some earrings that match the bag I just finished...the Everyday Tote by Bagstock.  I enjoyed making these earrings.

Have you  made any bags lately?  If so I'd love to post them  along with an introduction!  Just e-mail e-mails at the top of the page, right side.  This bag is for sale.

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

The Rose Fabric Bag Tutorial is available through Bluprint.

Pattern pieces will soon be available  with the tutorial.  For those who like or don't like having the pattern pieces you will at least have a choice.  I'm doing this with all my tutorials.

As I've mentioned before this is a very versatile bag.     I've made the corners 4" on this bag.  You could add extra pockets or card slots.  The bag already hosts a large inner zipper pocket.

  In this bag I used  decovil light, and I was really pleased with how it turned out.  It added just the right firmness without being too stiff.  The bag is a quick sew, easy to follow instructions, and lots of pictorials.

The decovil light can be purchased at  Barb's Bags...Got Interfacing?
The Rose Fabric Bag Tutorial can be purchased at Bluprint 

A Favorite - The Sunshine Wristlet

A favorite, the Sunshine Wristlet by Bagstock.  You can find the free pattern Here!  I've added card slots and an inside zipper pocket.  The pattern has been enlarged to 120%.

Saturday, September 14, 2019


There's a Crafty Business Weekends Link Party button in the right side column.

Any small business that is handmade or sells craft-related supplies (fabric, ribbon, beads, jewelry, notions, patterns, etc) is welcome to link up.  The party is open from 12 a.m  EST Friday to 12 a. EST Monday every week.
All are welcome!