Sunday, March 1, 2015

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Amelia Hobo Bag...

Whether your a beginner or advanced sewer your going to love this pattern....it is fast, easy & fun to sew... and looks great !

When Maria of Delinda Boutique had the pattern ready for testing I was in the middle of my sewing room renovations and couldn't do it...so when my room was done...it was the first thing I sewed...
 I had never sewn a Hobo style bag before and I was surprised how fast & easy it was ...but what I loved best was the extra "fif" that is added by the faux leather on the handle & bottom...it was easier to do then I expected.... the instructions are well written & filled with tons of pictures!
 ...I used a soft suede....
What I find great is that the pattern says you can use different fabrics...silks, linens or cotton....I used a soft linen like fabric ( I think if for blouses ) because I just loved the colors and a super soft slippery red polka dot fabric for the lining ....which makes me smile when I look in....
Since it difficult to photograph the inside I have turned the bag inside out so you can see that I chose the quick simple version...with a slip pocket and magnet closure. The pattern comes with 3 variations....with an inner zipper, magnet closure or top zipper closure ...or a combination of any of them.
This bag is approx. 18" W x 21" H x 4" D (46cm x 53cm x 10cm)
If you would love to make this fun, fast Amelia Hobo Bag... the pattern is available *HERE* and *HERE*
Happy Sewing,

P.S: If your a fan of Delinda Boutique patterns like I am ...you might like to know she is having a Sewing contest...pop over to her Facebook page for more information...

Monday, February 23, 2015

Holland Road Bag...

Sara of Sew Sweetness released her Holland Road Bag Pattern today ....

Once again I had the pleasure of testing the pattern for her......this time I went with wild purple!
The outer fabric is actually a denim like fabric for jeans or skirts ...
I figured it would be cool for this bag.
 As you can see ...I couldn't resist using faux leather again ...
 I like how the side creates a V ....
The inside has a couple of slip pockets
 I added a couple feet to the bottom ...
This is a medium size bag ( 13"W x 11" L x 2" D) 
It is classified for a Confident Beginner ( without faux leather of course) 
It is easy & fairly quick to sew.
If I made it again I would make the faux leather handles thinner since they are rather heavy for the bag...thats what happens when you don't follow the designers fabric recommendations!

Be sure to check out all the other testers versions...there are some lovely ones !
Happy Sewing 

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Sewing room is done

......as done as its gonna get for now!

I still have to do a few more things to do ...paint the wooden drawers...stitch a few pictures, organize a drawer or two ( Hubby has to shorten Billy cupboard) but for now this is as good as it gets...
...I need to sew !
I haven't turned my machines on in weeks and I am having serious withdrawals...
Enjoy the pictures.... my room won't look this clean again for a long time !!!( I promise)

Welcome to my new sewing room.....
 Crafting corner
 still have to set up my other machines...
I love the Alex drawers from Ikea...perfect for embroidery threads ....I wanted to line the drawers with anti-slip mats but I didn't have any so I used aluminum grilling forms...now my threads don't roll around so much...this works till I find a better solution.
View into sewing area from cutting table
I wish I could find a new cutting mat for the cutting table but its 31" x 59" (80cm X 150) not your normal size....maybe 2 pink ones but I'm not sure I'd like the seam in the middle ??
 View from Sewing area to cutting / storage area.
....Billy cupboards still has to be shortened...

 I put the fabrics in cupboard organizers, so I could pull out a box ...pick what I wanted and put it back ...easier then pulling out a whole stack of fabric & it falling on the floor!
Behind this cupboard is what I call my Storage area.....the drawers are also filled with fabrics...
...and my faux pleathers ...
Well thats the end of the tour of my sewing room...hope you liked it and it gave you some ideas for you own...now I am off to make a mess & sew!!

Happy Sewing!
P.S. I am linking this up with RUMS after all I did make this room for me.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Pattern Giveaway....

Maria at Delinda Boutique is having a giveaway!!!...If you would like to win one of her patterns ( you get to pick which one) ...pop over to her Facebook page and become a fan...thats it!

* Click on the picture it will take you there **

Good Luck !!
Happy Sewing !
P.S. I'm still unpacking / organizing stuff...there is light at the end of the tunnel...tomorrow I have to sew something...I am having major withdrawals!!! 

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