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Patchwork Bags – Second Batch

I just couldn’t resist… ๐Ÿ˜‰

P.S.: I just love everything that Ayumi produces over at Pink Penguin. Be sure to check her blog out!


January 6, 2010 at 14:46 pm Leave a comment

Patchwork Bags – First Batch

So, I proudly present to you another Christmas present that I produced…

I followed Pink Penguin’s great tutorial for a reversible patchwork bag, adapting it slightly. I reduced the size of the overall bag by only making it out of 9 squares for each side of the bag. Of course I consequently also had to adjust the size of the interior bag and the casing of the cord.

With basic calculations I came to these measurements:
3 x 3 squares for each side of the bag = 9 squares per side = 18 squares in total
(each square measured the original 2 1/2” proposed in the tutorial)
As I left out 1 square on each line of squares, I “missed out” on 2” of the width of the bag (2 1/2” square minus 2 times the seam allowance of 1/4”)
I therefore reduced the length of the casing from 8 3/4” to 6 3/4” ย while keeping the original width.
Equally I reduced the size of the fabric squares for the interior bag from 8 1/2” to 6 1/2”.
Apart from these adaptations, I used all the original instructions.

Voilร ! =)
Aren’t they cute? Will have to make a few for myself too, should I get the time to. They would be lovely and just the right size to keep a bit of jewelry… ๐Ÿ˜‰

January 6, 2010 at 14:35 pm Leave a comment

Sneak Peek

Just a quick sneak peek at some of the Christmas presents I made this year…

December 25, 2009 at 21:40 pm 2 comments

Bag Swap – It has been received!


Hello everybody! =)

After being absent from my blog writing for quite some time now, finally something new from me. All my time has been taken up by uni work and my master thesis over the last few months.

So you’ll have to excuse my being late to show you the bag I made for my swap partner Katherine in the process of the Bag-A-Holic Autumn Swap.

Remember the very cute bag she send me? Just a quick reminder here.

And here you can find a very kind post she wrote about my bag on her blog. =)

And here it is, my creation for the bag swap:

(Sorry, this is a very picture-heavy post…)

Bag Swap

Bag Swap

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Bag Swap

I made this bag following a pattern from my favourite bag-related resource – U-Handbag. It is Lisa’s Expandable Pack It In Tote pattern. A great pattern to follow! And even though it used a lot of techniques that were new to me it worked out great! I’ll definitely be making it again – I’ve already had a few requests… ๐Ÿ˜‰

The fabric I used is from my all-time favourite fabric store, sadly located as far away as Stockholm: Ohlssons.

December 25, 2009 at 21:11 pm 3 comments

Bag Swap – I proudly present…


So, here it is. The bag I received from Katherine as part of the recent bag swap. Isn’t it lovely?

Bag Swap

Bag Swap

Bag Swap

And Katherine even generously included a sewing pattern! It’s Amy Butler’s Field Bag & Tote. I had been eyeing this pattern for quite some time and am really looking forward to making one of those bags!

Bag Swap

Bag Swap

October 26, 2009 at 17:15 pm 1 comment

Bag Swap – It has arrived!


I recently took part in a bag swap, organised by Petchy over at Made by Petchy.

While I can’t yet show you the bag I made for the occasion (I’ll have to wait until my swap partner receives it) I can tell you: I received my bag!

It is from the lovely Katherine over at Classic Campbell.

Bag Swap

Bag Swap

October 26, 2009 at 16:59 pm Leave a comment

Another Wasp Bag

Another Wasp Bag =)

Anybody getting bored yet? ๐Ÿ˜‰

This time it was for my aunt’s birthday, using one of my favourite fabrics ever (the purple one). I bought it on a trip to Stockholm, at my favourite ever fabric store, Ohlssons. I don’t know anything about the producer or its name but love its vibrant color.


And finally, the bag:

Wasp Bag

Wasp Bag

As before, I also made a frayed fabric flower to go with the bag. =)

Frayed Fabric Flower

As I mentioned before, the Wasp Bag tutorial can be found here. And the tutorial I used for the fabric flower was posted here.

A change I made with regards to the original tutorial was to once again ditch the proposed pocket (which I couldn’t get my head around) and add a zippered pocket instead.

August 27, 2009 at 21:15 pm 1 comment

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