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Patchwork Bags – Second Batch

I just couldn’t resist… πŸ˜‰


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” Β 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.

VoilΓ ! =)
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… πŸ˜‰

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!


BAGAHOLIC

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… πŸ˜‰

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…

BAGAHOLIC

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!

BAGAHOLIC

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? πŸ˜‰

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.

Fabric

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

Wasp Bag

Another Wasp Bag! Sadly, I’ve only got shaky, blurry mobile phone images of it, as my camera’s batteries were running low. And as I was giving it away to a friend that day, it was my last chance to take a picture of it. But my friend promised me to take some pictures of it and send them to me! So hopefully there’ll be some higher-quality ones around soon. =)

I love this bag! It was hard to let it go πŸ˜‰ I chose a thrift store fabric in gray as the outside and another thrift store fabric in flowery blue/white for the inside and the handles, as well as the frayed fabric flower I made to accessorize the bag.

Wasp Bag

Wasp 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.

July 17, 2009 at 11:20 am Leave a comment

Mother’s Day Bag

Of course my mum did get a present for Mother’s Day and as she had previously told me she’d love a new handbag, I made her one =)

She chose the two fabrics to use and the rough look. So I decided to follow the tutorial for a reversible tote bag on Craftster.

The tote has just the right size to take it shopping. Big enough to fit quite a few things inside while still being very handy.

I followed the instructions, apart from omitting the two interior pockets (the tutorial creates a tote with two Velcro-closed pockets each on the interior and the exterior of the bag) and adding a zippered pocket.

Oh, and of course I added a magnetic snap =) Can’t live without one… πŸ˜‰

Reversible tote bag

Reversible tote bag

Reversible tote bag

May 21, 2009 at 21:48 pm Leave a comment

Drawstring bags

To get my stuff organised and because some of my drawers are starting to break (and I mean, literally, break) because of their load, I did quickly sew together some drawstring bags following the tutorial from Yarnmonster. I used some Ikea fabric that I had bought in a sale and that was lying around, waiting for a purpose.

Very easy to make, especially after you get the hang of it. As always, the cutting out was the part I enjoyed the least… πŸ˜‰

Drawstring Bags

Drawstring Bags

May 19, 2009 at 15:21 pm 1 comment

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