Sunday, September 02, 2018

More drawstring

First cut into this fabric that I bought last summer in Florida.  I cut a strip off the top.....and used every scrap with denim to make a pocket inside.

Really pleased they look lovely.

Friday, August 31, 2018

New Makes

The weather has been so hot here this summer and I have been lazing around in the sun reading and enjoying my retirement, but last week I did get into my sewing room, and cut into some new fabric. 

So will do a few posts showing a few of my makes.

I did some new free motion sewing on applique, I used gloves this time and found it loads easier.  I actually bought some knitted gardening gloves from Poundland, with the little grip spots on
and they were perfect.

I posted some here previously:
applique in April

I have now realised that my Silhouette portrait cuts fabric, so did some on there - wow was most impressed.  I have a few of sizzix cutters that I used as well and are designed to cut fabric, but are just the same as any of the big sizzix cutters as far as I can tell Bigz.

The pink bags have an inside zipped pocket and a magnetic fastener.
the motifs are on a pocket on the front

Thursday, August 02, 2018

Denim bag

 Not made a denim bag in ages, this one had been half made for a long time.  I have sold a few over the last month or so, now this one is finished and can be added to stock :)

All pockets are usable, and a slip pocket inside.

Tuesday, July 31, 2018


Only bought this in the Threads and Patches closing down sale, thought it was cute...and I have already cut into it!

Often admire for a long time before using.

Love the chunky zips on these.

Saturday, July 28, 2018


Had this fabric since last summer and so far had only admired it - finally have cut into it and made these glasses cases and cosmetic bags.

The zips have nice and chunky and have a sparkle to them.

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Drawstring bag


I fancied doing something different today, so made this drawstring bag.  Still undecided whether to add a pompom to the drawstring.

I added a slip pocket inside and it has a denim bottom to give it some 'body'.

Had fun planning and making - so will make a few more.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Large Tote

I bought this fabric when I was in Nice a few weeks back.  It is a lovely thick material so decided to make a couple of large bags.  These are not lined, but all seams are 'french seams' so they are all enclosed and will not fray.

I added a largish zipped pocket to the inside.

What do you think?