Sunday, 29 March 2015

Using what you have

This is an example of fussy cutting.  When I found these jeans with bright green printing on them, I knew I needed to make use of the feature.  So I cut round it, and teamed it with this green contrast strip.  I was really pleased with the result.

Saturday, 28 March 2015

Large zippered pocket bag no 2

This one uses a vibrant red and white print as the lining and, as can be seen clearly here, the edging for the zip.
The fabric is actually from a duvet cover.  Masses of fabric for me to use up - and no stress if I mess it up!
The zips are recycled too.  Good thing, given how much they cost new.  A recent challenge (on a day when I didn't want to stir from the sofa and TV) was to sort these into sets of the same length.  This was a tedious, but incredibly useful, activity.  Unfortunately I found I only had six zips of the right length for this bag, which leaves me with something of a challenge....

Friday, 27 March 2015

Hanging hearts mark 3

These are the most successful so far.  I brought in from the garage my various bags of scraps, and thoroughly enjoyed cutting up those pieces I knew I couldn't throw away, but couldn't find a way to use because of all the parts which could not be sewn through.  The advantage of hearts is that they are easily manipulated to use what is usable.

Thursday, 26 March 2015

Dennis the Menace Backpack

I have a friend to thank for the lining and contrast on this bag.  The lovely fabric is a cartoon print of Dennis the Menace and the Bash Street Kids.  I am really sad to have used it up, but feel that I have made excellent use of it on this rucksack.  Hopefully a purchaser will snap it up!

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Money apron

Another version, this time with a plain green edging - hopefully suitable for men as well as women.

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

I like...

"Chocolate is the answer.
Who cares what the question is?"

Oh yes!

Monday, 23 March 2015

Hanging around

For this bag, the contrast again came from curtain fabric, but this time from one piece from a curtain sample book. In fact, there was not quite enough for the whole bag, and I had to supplement with a coordinating piece - but I don't think it is obvious!

Sunday, 22 March 2015

Patchwork bear

This bear came from the book 50 Fabric animals.

I had fun making him, though I wish the pattern had come full size.  I'm planning to make more animals from the book - the bunnies are next  on my list.

Shared on Creating my way to success

Saturday, 21 March 2015

This little piggy....

The first version of this bag (in pinks) proved very popular and I sold three versions last year, even though they were only made for the end of the season.  Hence I have stocked up and made three versions for this season.  This one is a floral one - a mix of slightly Victorian floral prints.  Cute.
Shared at Sew Can She. and

Friday, 20 March 2015

Long flower bag

The length was not entirely deliberate, but at least one bag of this length has already been sold, and I am finding another one the ideal thing for transporting my racks and rails between shows.