Monday, October 31, 2011

Latest work

Hi fellow crafters!

I thought it would be a good idea to share some of my latest work and ideas:)

My mom came to visit me last month so I`ve decided to take full advantage of her sewing knowledge and experience. I`ve wanted to start sewing for a long time, but plans were always set back by the challenge of choosing the right sewing machine or by the abundance of ideas:)

All went away when I`ve found a sewing machine in the street, took it home and repaired it; works like new and turned out to be perfect for beginners:)

As I was dreaming for a long time of sewing canvas bags, all it took was a quick ride to Ikea to by some beautiful fabrics to get me started.

With my mom next to me, this was my first sewing creation:
Loves this fabric and it`s autumn feel. I`ve decided it will be a reversible tote and also added some pockets to fit little treasures we all like to carry around.

If you like it you can find it here, in my Etsy shop:)

It turned out not to be such a difficult project as I expected it to be. So I`ve changed the shape for the next bag, but this second one proved even easier to sew. It is made out of a former couch pillow case that I got on sale at Ikea, as the set was incomplete.

Was actually an easy peasy project, with me only adding the details, making the straps and sewing the inner part.

This is how it turned out:

Available in my Etsy shop, here:).

After these two were finished, I thought I`d take up a project that I`ve decided to finish with no help from mom.

Always loved mini pouches/wallets/cosmetic bags, sewn with love for details and colorful patterns.

So I took my scissors and bits of remaining fabric, my courage and imagination and this was the finished product:

The first one is made of felt that I`ve added some cute details to:) I`m all into details and cute little findings that one can stitch or glue, but I guess you`ve already got that by now.

The Secrets pouch is available in my Etsy shop, here.

This next one was ment as a miniature cosmetic bag for the few must haves (in my opinion :) in a girl`s bag: mascara, powder, gloss and concealer.

Made it with a scrap of canvas that I`ve had laying around for ages. It has a beautiful, forest theme, tree like patterns that I thought would go perfectly with some fabric buttons I`ve recently got on Etsy.

What do you think?

If you like it, it is still available here:)

Well, these are just a few of my latest creations, will be back soon with some felted goodness and some tutorials I find amazing:)


1 comment:

  1. Well, I think you are a natural talent! The first bags are an easy project for beginners and you mastered beautifully- but the second bag looks already very sophisticated- well done!!!
    I have an old sewing machine myself and apart from some minor things she works perfect.


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