Saturday, 26 May 2018

Hippo Hobo Bag


Here's a bag I made a few days ago. I used the Hippo Hobo pattern, by Emkie Designs. I used faux leather for the first time, which was ok, just tricky to sew folded seams as you can't press it flat, and you have to use clips instead of pins. It was nice to use, though. I also used 3mm scrim for the first time, instead of fleece, but I wish I hadn't - it's a bit too bulky! Next time I will stick to the fleece! But overall, I'm pretty pleased with the new bag :)

Fabric: 'Hedgerow' by Lewis & Irene

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

A Totoro Koda Bag, with Cork Fabric

Hi! I bought some Totoro fabric panels a while ago, without much of a plan for them, but they were cute... I also had some cork fabric that I'd been hoarding - I was a bit scared of using it, because it's pricy so I didn't want to waste it, and also because I wasn't sure if it would be difficult to use. But the Totoro panel looked lovely against the cork, and the panel was also the right size for the Koda bags I've been making, so I decided to bite the bullet and try making a cork Koda bag!

And now I am completely in love with cork. It feels so soft, and although it's thick I didn't need to use a special foot on my machine, and my denim needle worked fine. It's just lovely to work with, and I love the look and feel of it. I'm so pleased with how this bag turned out, and it's definitely for me - I don't think I could part with it!

This is the Koda Cross Body Bag, a free pattern by Huff 'n Cuffs

Brown cork
Totoro panel
Robert Kaufman turquoise fabric

Tiny Koda Bag!

Hiya! I made a unicorn bag for my friend Sanj, and her little daughter Jeevan tried to steal it, even though it's far too big for her!

So I made a tiny version of the bag for Jeevan, with a tiny coin purse to go with it :D  The bag is about 7" tall.




Such an adorable little kid! I love the photo of Sanj and Jeevan together, with their matching bags!

Enchanted Forest by Lewis & Irene

Tuesday, 8 May 2018

Koda Bags, and Matching Things

Hiya! I made four Koda bags for friends - I love this pattern! I chose the fabric specifically for each person - Chickens for hazel, who has two chickens (Henrietta and Talula), Unicorns for Sanj, who currently has a unicorn obsession, Tigers for Rashmi, it's her favourite animal, and Penguins for Linda, partly because she likes them, but mainly because she pronounces them 'pengwings', which I will never get bored of!

I used Chicago screws to fix the straps, as the denim was too thick to sew - first time I have used them, but now I am hooked!

I got carried away, and made matching makeup bags:

And then I got carried away a bit more, and made matching keyrings and mirrors:

Cluck, Cluck…’ Hens & Chicks fabric by Textiles Français
Penguins by Elizabeth's Studio
Tigers canvas fabric by BST Fabrics
Enchanted Forest by Lewis & Irene

Monday, 7 May 2018

Soooo In Love With This Fabric...

Hi! I made this makeup bag yesterday, using a couple of fat quarters of Robert Kaufman fabric, 'Jewel Colorstory'. I love it so much - not sure if you can tell from the photos, but there is so much gold in the design, so beautiful, and it really shines!

Anyway, this is from a free pattern, the Flat bottom straight(ish) sides zippy pouch, from Very Berry Handmade.

Sunday, 6 May 2018

Bags for my Mum in law

Hiya! Here's a cross body bag and a little purse I made for my Mum in law. She chose the fabric, and I was a bit worried about fitting the seagulls in without decapitating them, but I'm pleased with how they've turned out :)

Here's the bag. It's the Two Zip Hipster pattern, from Dog Under My Desk.

Here's the purse I made to go with it. It's the  Lori Pouch pattern, by Lorelei Jayne:

I've definitely caught the sewing bug! Bit obsessed...

Fabric: Laridae Seagulls by Clarke & Clarke