I was always looking for the perfect messenger bag. And now I have found it :o)
I bought some sailcloth scraps at a sail factory. This is a wonderful fabric and very sturdy, but thin and light at the same time and no interfacing is needed!. I bought it here and I must say people were very friendly at the sailcloth factory.
I used the pattern Juniz from Frau Liebstes with some modifications. For example I made it wider, as I read at Fusselines Blog that it was full with a ring binder, and I need to carry some other things as well, so I made it 1,5 cm wider, At the front I added a zipper to the small pocket, so that I carry small items safely. I added a pocket at the sides as well.
Inside I sewed it a litle bit different as the intructions stated and added lots of pockets at every side.
Here you have some pictures of my creation !!
I sewed a toilet bag from the book “Noch mehr tolle Taschen selbs genäht” from Miriam Dornemann. I like the pattern and I sewed it “my way” because I must say that the explanations in the book are a little bit poor and a begginer will have difficulties to finish this proyect, Said that, I must say that I am happy with the result and waiting my next travel in order to use it !!
As I have a new mobile phone, I needed, of course, a new case for it. So I embroidered something funny and vey quickly I had a new case for my mobile phone. I sewed a pocked at the back to store the earphones, so that I do not need to look for it in the handbag and I sewed a little strap inside so that I can take out the mobile from the case easily.
this is what I have been sewing the last days.
I have sewn a small bag for my pencils. I embroidered a paper boat, that I have digitalized with a free software I found in Internet: Free Sierra. I like the result very much.
I used the Perfect Zip bag patterm from Oh, Fransson. I like it very much the solution to sew the zipper to have sharp edges. And the best of all is that it is very easy to sew.
I sewed a tote. This time I embroidered some small flowers, that I downloaded for free from here. They have many many many free machine embroidery designs that you can download for free. The pattern of the bag is for free as well and very popular here in Germany. Is the “AllesDrin” from Farbenmix. You can download it here. I sewed the small version and it is very big… but for me now it is just the right one.
I added pockets inside and outside. For me they are very important so that I can find my things inside the bag.
Today I sewed this small bag, just to test this fabric. I bought some rests of sailcloth at a sail factory. This fabric is very stiff and it is not easy to sew on the round edges, but once it is made the result is a very sturdy bag that helds on its own without any interfacing.
I hope you like everything as much as I do.
Have a nice day
last week a friend of mine asked me, if I could sew some felt numbers for her pre-school. I said yes. It seemed a lot of fun to make them. And it was a lot of fun, but a lot of work as well. Here you can see them:
I made every number twice, as there are two pre-school classes in her school. As you can see every number has a detail, so that children learn the number better, one has one sleepyhead, two has two feathers, three has three flowers in the hand and so on.
I hope you like it as much as my friend liked it.
Have a nice day
I sewed for more than one year one purse from the pattern from Machwerk “Geldbeutel“. It is really a very good pattern and for me the right dimensions, so that I can have all my things together.
The outher fabric was not anymore in good condition. For this reason I ripped it and sewed a new outer fabric. This time a nice oilcloth with stars. I am very happy with the result:
I added some pockets inside following this tutorial from Bellaina.
I mended a pillow with some fabric scraps :o)
Now we have a new old pillow !!
I had some old T-Shirts and the book “Alabama Stitch Book”, which I find very inspiring. Her blog it is very inspiring as well. But until now I haven´t tried to make any of the things of the book. So I took two of this old T-Shirts and stitched two “new” t-Shirts.
The décolleté is far too low, in my opinion, so I altered the pattern a little bit. I like it. It is very femenine.
It is some time now, that I have seen this purses in Internet and I wanted to try it. So I bought one metal frame and made a pattern. Unfortunately the first try did not worked, as it was too small at the top, my fault. So I added a Kam Snap and now I have a small pouch for the small things in my bag :)
This happens only because I have not read the instructions carefully. I was following the instructions from Pattydoo and I looked only the pictures… if you follow both, what is written and the pictures you will be able to draw a very nice pattern.
My second try :
I am very happy with the result.
Have a nice Sunday
it was difficult for me to finish this proyect. It is about two years that I bought the fabric and the book to sew this raincoat but I have not dared to make it until now. The book is “La couture nature” from Kyoko Sakauchi and it is in french, for this reason ( as I only understand a few words in french ) it was difficult to understand the instructions althought there are some drawings for some of the steps.
The coat is not really a raincoat as the fabric is a heavy cotton as it is stated in the book, which for me here in nord Germany is very useful in spring and summer, as in the evenings can be chill.
This time I tried to finish neatly and more professional for this reason I sewed with french seams and added bias to the edges. It is the first time that I sewed side seam pockets. I used a light cotton with small flowers for them. I am really happy with the reasult.