Friday, 27 March 2015

Hanging hearts mark 3

These are the most successful so far.  I brought in from the garage my various bags of scraps, and thoroughly enjoyed cutting up those pieces I knew I couldn't throw away, but couldn't find a way to use because of all the parts which could not be sewn through.  The advantage of hearts is that they are easily manipulated to use what is usable.

Thursday, 26 March 2015

Dennis the Menace Backpack

I have a friend to thank for the lining and contrast on this bag.  The lovely fabric is a cartoon print of Dennis the Menace and the Bash Street Kids.  I am really sad to have used it up, but feel that I have made excellent use of it on this rucksack.  Hopefully a purchaser will snap it up!

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Money apron

Another version, this time with a plain green edging - hopefully suitable for men as well as women.

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

I like...

"Chocolate is the answer.
Who cares what the question is?"

Oh yes!

Monday, 23 March 2015

Hanging around

For this bag, the contrast again came from curtain fabric, but this time from one piece from a curtain sample book. In fact, there was not quite enough for the whole bag, and I had to supplement with a coordinating piece - but I don't think it is obvious!

Sunday, 22 March 2015

Patchwork bear

This bear came from the book 50 Fabric animals.

I had fun making him, though I wish the pattern had come full size.  I'm planning to make more animals from the book - the bunnies are next  on my list.

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Saturday, 21 March 2015

This little piggy....

The first version of this bag (in pinks) proved very popular and I sold three versions last year, even though they were only made for the end of the season.  Hence I have stocked up and made three versions for this season.  This one is a floral one - a mix of slightly Victorian floral prints.  Cute.
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Friday, 20 March 2015

Long flower bag

The length was not entirely deliberate, but at least one bag of this length has already been sold, and I am finding another one the ideal thing for transporting my racks and rails between shows.

Thursday, 19 March 2015

Zipped cargo pants bag

I may be in danger of getting carried away here!

To add to the bags from cargo pants (which I have to say I am loving!), here is a version with a zip.

Don't get too excited now!

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Hanging hearts version 2

Here is my second batch of hearts:

These were made from a template I found online, but amended by "fussy cutting" - ie, cutting to maximise the fabric available.  Actually, they proved ideal for using up scraps of pockets etc which I had not been able to use any other way!  They are also very satisfying to finish off in front of the TV on an evening when I cannot face using my sewing machine.
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