Sunday, 25 March 2012

Spring bag with a bow

Made for a friend who's crazy about pink colour, this bag is the perfect way to greet the spring. I used the same pattern as for the floral bag, with a few modifications. I omitted the gathered top of the bag, added a big bow, and made the strap wider. The inside of the bag has two separated compartments and two pockets for small articles such as phone, lip balm, hankies or keys. It closes with a zipper and it can be worn either in a hand, on a shoulder, or cross body. I used white findings and decorative buttons to keep the tender look of the bag, and added my label as well.

Monday, 19 March 2012

Bags, bags, bags

I took some pictures of the finished bags and of another one on the way.

This is the bag I made from my own pattern. Even though it isn't interfaced, it wears well. I added a zipper for the opening.

The BurdaStyle bag turned out sooo lovely. I would've kept it, if it wasn't made for a friend's birthday. :)

This is what I'm making now. It's for a friend who gave me an incredible pile of fabric.

All I've been making this year were different accessories like bags and make-up bags. I can't wait to start sewing a real garment. Should happen next week ...

Sunday, 11 March 2012

BurdaStyle bag

The BurdaStyle Sewing Handbook came into mail in late December and lately I've been reading it and writing a review. I intended to make a bag for a friend and the beautiful bag variation Chie at Vivat Veritas made for the book seemed just perfect. I wanted it to be violet, but I couldn't find the right colour in the fabric shop. Lastly, I picked wool fabric in a versatile neutral colour. I made a few changes to the pattern and sewed in a handmade label for a more professional look.