Saturday, May 31, 2014

Kennedy Bag (Bag #2)

This is the Kennedy Bag from Sew Sweetness.  It is available as a free pattern on the Sew Mamma Sew Blog.  This is a great bag!  In fact, this is the second Kennedy Bag I've made.
I've added bows to this bag.  These bows are a pattern from Michelle Patterns.  I have used this pattern a LOT!
This is the back of the bag.   I've used fabric from IKEA, again.  :)  I love this fabric!
This is the inside.  There is a big zippered pocket on one side and a divided slip pocket on the other.
This is the bottom of the bag. 
I should also mention that the strap is adjustable.   
This is the side.  I used ties on the side for a fun touch. 
Enjoy your day!

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Suzy's Sack

This cute little bag is made with the Suzy's Sack pattern by This & That.  I made this bag to coordinate with this tote bag.  
This is the back of the bag...notice how this bag can clip to most anything.  I like that! 
This is the bag with the zipper open.   

Monday, May 26, 2014

Baseball Themed Tote

This is a bag I made as a gift.  It is made with Vogue Pattern # V8609 view A.   When I found this baseball themed fabric, I immediately thought of my BFF.  She is a big baseball fan.  I had a difficult time finding what bag I wanted to make for her.  I decided on this tote thinking that she could haul things to baseball games with this bag.
Inside of the bag
Back of bag
I also made her a coordinating little bag made with Suzy's Sack Pattern (post coming soon).   

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Pink Peony Bag by Charmed Liebling

I am very late to the game with this post.  Yikes! 
This is the Pink Peony Bag from Charmed Liebling.  It is available as a free pattern if you click on this link or go to the Sew Momma Sew Blog.
This is another super cute little bag pattern.  It is very quick and easy to sew. 
I LOVE the look of the pleats on the flap.  You can sew either a wrist strap, a shoulder/cross body strap or both.  I love when bags can be versatile like that. 
Since this project uses little pieces of fabric, I decided to use some of my children's outgrown clothing.   

This is the back of the bag.
I was in the mood for ruffles.  So, I added ruffles to the front and back of this bag. 

For this ruffle version I was able to use scraps for the inside and upcycle a pair of outgrown jeans. 

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Connie Bag

This is the Connie Bag.  The pattern is from the book Making Vintage Accessories by Emma Brennan.  

I soooo love the shape of this bag!  I added the flap closure and the bow.  The bow is a pattern from Michelle Patterns.   I tea stained some muslin for the bow.   I purposely wrinkled the fabric.  'Cuz that's the look I was going for.  
This is the back of the bag.  
I actually made this bag for an event I will be going to soon.  I bought the fabric a few years ago.  I styled the bag to match this skirt.  
Have a great day!

Monday, May 12, 2014

Agatha Bag

This is made with the Agatha Bag Pattern designed by Emma Brennan. It can be found in her book Making Vintage Accessories. 
I have always been a huge fan of all Emma Brennan's designs!  In fact, her patterns were some of the first bags I ever made.  I learned several bag making techniques from her patterns.  She has a web site ( and an Etsy shop (
I made this bag in an afternoon...start to finish.  I have an event to go to and I want to take a smaller bag.  Since these bags are quick to make, I might have enough time to make another bag.  Of course it is out of different fabric.   I happened to have two fabrics that are the right color and style to go with a skirt I have in mind.  Then I will have to decide which goes best with my outfit.   :) 

This is the front of the bag.  That scallop detail is actually a working pocket.  I slipped my cell phone in there with no problem.  I'm not sure how well you can tell from the picture, but I also chose to use the wrong side of the fabric to make the scallop pocket.  Yes....I meant to do that.  :)     
This is the back of the bag.  For the handle, I used some faux leather that I had left over from a previous project.   
The inside of the bag.  I made a divided slip pocket.   

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Poolside Tote--Noodlehead

Happy Mother's Day!  I just added the final touches on this bag this afternoon.  It's always a good day when I have the opportunity to sew. 
This is May's Bag of The Month Club Bag.  It is the Poolside Tote designed by Noodlehead.  This is a great roomy bag!  I love the shape and style of this bag, too. 
The bows are not included in this pattern.  I decided to embellish the bag a little bit.  They are made with the Bows Pattern from Michelle Patterns.  These bows are ADORABLE!  There are two sizes of bows included in the pattern. 
All of the fabric that I used is from IKEA.  I can not get enough of fabric with text.  As soon as I saw this Poolside Tote Pattern, I knew I had to make a trip to IKEA to buy this fabric.  I had been hoping for a reason.  :) 
The Poolside Tote pattern includes a couple of different options for outside pockets.  I made the zipper pocket.   
I decided to play around a little bit when I was putting the lining together.  I wanted to see if I could make a zippered divided pocket.  IT WORKED!!!!