Hi! I finished this bag yesterday morning. I should've made it weeks ago, but I was nervous about adding the recessed zip - it's a magnetic snap in the pattern. Also, my Mum in law bought the fabric, and I wasn't sure where to get more if I made a mistake! But anyway, it's finished now, and I am so happy! I love how it has turned out. I'll be handing it over tomorrow, so I really hope she'll be pleased with it!
(Not sure what the main woven fabric is)
Sparkle Silver Glitter (Black) from Fabric Freedom
Hi! Here's a simple tote bag I made a couple of days ago. I'd made the patchwork squares a little while ago, but wasn't sure what to do with them. Really glad I made them into a tote, because I know that will get used! Very useful to have one or two of these folded up in my bag :D
I love this fabric range - tempted to get more, and make a quilt, but that is quite a daunting task! Might stick with bags for a while first.
A friend of mine recently started a quilting course, and when she explained the Disappearing Nine Patch technique, I was fascinated, and had to have a go! So here are 5 make-up pouches I made, using the Disappearing Nine Patch, with a cork or faux leather base to make them firm enough to stand upright.
This one was a present for the friend who caused my quilting obsession:
This one was a birthday present for another friend:
I made these two with the same fabrics but different bases. I think I prefer the darker one.
I'm not sure how well these fabrics show off the disappearing nine patch pattern, because there's so much going on, but I really love the effect anyway. Love these fabrics!
Fabric: Sweet Blend Prints - Moda Natural cork fabric
Le Marais - Moda
Australiana - Nutex
Hi! Here's a bag I made for my Aunt, for her birthday. I only finished it a couple of weeks ago, and her birthday was in August, but it's the thought that counts? :-s Well anyway, I fell in love with the antique Singer fabric, and love how it goes with the gold-streaked cork. Hopefully she likes it too!
Fabric: Gold-streaked cork fabric
Sewing With Singer Fabric Panel Blocks, Antique Sewing Machines by Robert Kaufman
Hi! This one was an order for a Christmas present. It's made with cork fabric and inky blue cotton fabric by Dashwood Studio. I absolutely love this elephant design cork fabric, and it's lovely to use, very soft. I think I am a cork addict now.
Elephant cork fabric Dyed brown cork fabric Copenhagen Floral on Blue - Dashwood Studio This is the Koda Cross Body Bag, a free pattern by Huff 'n Cuffs.
Hi! I was recently asked to be one of the testers for two new bag patterns by Huff 'n Cuffs! I was a bit nervous, but I really enjoyed the whole experience, and hope to get the opportunity to test more patterns in future! Anyway, the patterns are the Ruby Handbag and Lila Wristlet.
I made the Ruby first, but I think the vinyl I chose was too stiff for the curves. I love the frog fabric though, and I like how it turned out, for a first attempt.
I made another two Rubys, one with a much softer faux leather, and one with denim. I think the denim worked best, but I like both of them.
Here's the Lila. I was really nervous of this one, because I hadn't tried making card slots before, but it was actually quite straightforward. I love this little wristlet!
Yoga Frogs by Robert Kaufman
Yorkshire Blooms Blue by Brenda Walton for Blend Fabrics
Black Faux Leather
Wise Owls Fuchsia - Firelight collection by Cotton & Steel
Winter Garden Dark - Winter Garden Collection by Lewis and Irene Star Seed Claret - Winter Garden Collection by Lewis and Irene Seed Heads Green - Winter Garden Collection by Lewis and Irene