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Patchwork Bags – Second Batch

I just couldn’t resist… 😉

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”  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.

Voilà! =)
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… 😉

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

Patchwork Button Pouch

I made this little pouch as a present and it really was a great opportunity to use up some of the fabric scraps that seemingly keep on multiplying every week.

I followed this great tutorial and only had to use my seam ripper once during the process 😉

It’s such a cutie and I will definitely make a few more should I somehow find the time for it…




November 10, 2009 at 16:35 pm 2 comments

Patchwork Lavender Pillow

Lavender Pillow

When a friend of mine was contemplating about getting something smelling of lavender to save her clothes from the evil moths, I quickly suggested I could sew something for her, as I had some lavender left over from an earlier project.
So I rummaged through my fabric scraps and put together some that were similar in colour and much too small to use in other projects.
All in all this project wasn’t a highly scientific one, as I just aligned the scraps in a way I liked and started sewing them together, getting a more or less rectangular shape. I did this both for the front and the back of the pillow.

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I then cut them into rectangles of the same size, after pressing the seams open. Next, I did sew them together along all four sides, right sides together, leaving a small opening. I also clipped the corners.

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After turning the pillow inside out and once again pressing the whole thing ….

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… I filled it with the lavender and hand-sewed the opening closed. Voilá!

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July 17, 2009 at 10:43 am 2 comments


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