Monday, 26 September 2011

sewing wkend, more bags :)

Well after not sewing for ages I managed to get a lot done this weekend :)
I have had this fabric for ages, an impulse buy on ebay, so after making Noodlehead's 241 bag for my sis I thought it would be good to use the fabric for another. I only had enough for the front and side pockets so I used some red for the back and a creamy pillow case was the right colour for the lining :) Some of the off cuts weree big enough for 2 inside pockets so not very much was left over, which I like :)

I was thrilled to bits with this Oriental fabric I got, alsso an ebay buy lol. It looks amazing with the red but again I only had enough fabric for the front and side pockets but it's ok as the bag can be reversed so pattern one side, plain the other.

The linning fabric is some I had left from another bag project and again I used the scraps to make inside slip pockets.

Side pockets :)I gave in and brought some Hello Kitty fabric, I wasn't going to as I thought it would have been old hat by now but no, my daughter said the kids would have my arms off for bags made from it lol.

I made this one for a friends little grandaughter. I also made a bag with the Mable Atwell fabric Ive had for ages. These bags are 10'' x 11'' so are a lovely size for toddlers and fasten with velcro they won't loose anything put in it :) While I was on a roll I thought it was about time I used the pre-cut squares I brought when I first started to sew and put them together.

I made a cushion cover but ran out of stuffing so if anyone can help, where can I buy more from that won't cost the earth. I usually buy cheap cushions from Wilko's but Ive also been asked to make a load of xmas tree's and they usually take a pillow and a half to stuff so don't fancy lugging 20 odd home from Wilco's lol. The other squares will prob end up and center panels for quilts when I get some plain fabric :)

A close pic of the cushion and the back.

I couldn't leave one square on it's own so I cut it into 4 and put it on the back :)

Well thats it for now but I have to get sewing as I have 2 craft stalls coming up soon and as both are closer to xmas I think I will have to make more tree's and some wrapping paper bags :)


  1. Well done Sue some fab makes. I really love that dog fabric. I have some hello kitty fabric that i keep meaning to make a bag with for Lili as little girls do love it. Yours is fab x x

  2. You really were on a roll weren't you. Love the dog fabric.

  3. Wow Hart you have been busy - love the black/red bag from the oriental fabric, gorgeous!

  4. Thank you :)
    I love sewing, just wish work didn't get in the way :)

  5. Well done Hart! All of the girl-preschooler parties that we have attended lately have had Hello Kitty something-or-other so think you might be on to a winner there.

    How much fabric do you need for the big panels on the 321 bags?? I have been eyeing up that pattern for ages and have some lovely japanese fabric I am desperate to do something with!

  6. I have ordered some more Hello Kitty bags as I have sold this one today :)
    I used a fat quater for the front and side pockets for the 241 bag and had some small pieces for the inside pockets :)

  7. Sorry that should be fabric not bags lol