Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Ready for a swim!!!!

 Sticking with the doll theme.....Today's project.  Swimsuits!!!!!

  This adorable suit, is a free pattern from Liberty Jane Swimsuit--free pattern.

 This Is also a free bikini pattern, from Free Biknini pattern 
This is my own top design, just a super easy triangle top. 

Monday, February 15, 2016

Mommy and Me sewing!!!

So much fun to pass on a skill like sewing to your daughter.  She's only 6 and while she's played around with things on and off over the years, this was her first 'REAL' project.  I printed out the pattern posted below, at a reduced size for her, she cut it out, traced the pattern on to her felt, and then cut that out.

All that's needed is a bit of embellishment,
some felt flowers, or embroidery. 

We added a braided yarn handle to the grey purses, attached through a grommet.

They turned out so sweet. 

 Katie can't decide which one is her favorite!!!!!

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Window Shopper Tote-- February's Bag of the Month Club

 I really loved how different this pattern was.  I don't have a bag that looks anything like this.  One of my favorite features is the recessed zipper.  So many totes don't have zippers, so this makes it a perfect bag to travel with. 

This bag has a lot of other great features as well.  There is an adjustable strap, that can used as a cross body strap, purse length, or just grab those adorable handles.  There are two large pockets on the outside.  The back on is the full width of the bag, while the front one is a patch pocket, both of them have magnetic snaps to keep them secure.

The inside of the bag also has a lot of places to keep things organized.  A full size pocket on one side, and a zipper pocket, and patch pocket on the other.  

While this bag may look fairly simple, there are a LOT of separate pieces that go into making this bag. 

The outer shell as seen here is comprised of 2 sides, 1 gusset, 4 pieces for the pockets, all of these have either interfacing or batting ironed on as well.  I used outdoor fabric for the main bag, with Ultrasuede for the gusset. 

The inside of the bag is made up for 4 lining pieces, 5 pocket pieces, 2 zippers, 4 zipper pieces, 1 gusset, 1 piece of ribbon.  All of the pieces of fabric also have interfacing which has been cut and ironed on.

The strap assemble consists of 2 Triangle rings and small straps attached to the main body gusset.  The Strap itself has 2 swivel snap clips, and a slider.  I have attached them with rivets.

This bag will be very durable, and I can't wait to go on a lot of shopping trips with it!!!

If you're interested in this or any other pattern from the Bag of the Month Club, just click on the badge at the top right of my page, and it'll link you directly to the website.  Happy sewing!!!!

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Bag of The Month Club.

As you'll see in the badge on the right, I signed up for the Bag of the Month club 2016.  I had such blast last year, I couldn't wait to try it again.  Here are the 3 bags I made out of the 6 patterns last year.  It was a very busy time for me, so didn't get them all done.  This year I hope to do better.

January's bag  The Companion Carpet Bag by Mrs H

April's Bag was the - The Manhattan Bag by Emmaline Bags


May was the  The Seneca Creek Bag by Betz White


For a full List of the previous years patterns check out their website Bag of the Month Club 2015, 2014