Thursday, July 17, 2014

Bag Accessories

Since I made myself the Lapin Noir Bag, I decided I wanted some new accessories to go with it.  Why not, right?
This is the All-Purpose Wallet from Charmed Liebling.  I've had a lot of fun with this great pattern.   
I added the ruffle down the center of the outside for fun. 
This is the inside of the wallet.  This has so many great components.  There is a zippered pocket, card slots, a dimensional cell phone pocket and a pocket for paper currency.   
That is a bow on top of my elastic cording on the cell phone pocket.  
On the sides of the credit card slots I pulled out my glue gun and glued down the twill ribbon.  I had the twill ribbon in my stash.  It has the definition of family printed on it.   This is actually from my scrapbook/card making supplies. 
Before I glued the ribbon, I zig zag stitched down the sides of the credit card slots a few times.  I also made sure to add glue to the sides of the slot pockets as well as the twill ribbon.
This sunglass case is from a pattern out of the book "Bags:  The Modern Classics" by Sue Kim.
The lighting is slightly different on this pic as I made and finished the wallet earlier in the day. Later, I decided I also wanted a new sunglass case.  
 That's all for now.  

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Lapin Noir Bag Part Two

Here is another Lapin Noir Bag I put together.   The bag pattern is designed by Sew Sweetness.  

I needed a bag about this size that had both shoulder strap and cross body handles.  I also wanted to use this number fabric I had in my stash.  I, again, added bows made from the “Bows" pattern from Michelle Patterns.  I can't seem to stop using these cute bows!  I might need to seek help.  Haaaa!

This is the back of the bag.  The zippered pocket and the little pocket--perhaps for cell phone--is WONDERFUL!
The inside of the bag.  I almost like these fabrics more than outside fabrics.  Can you say POLKA DOTS?!
Have a great day!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Melissa Bag

This cute bag is the Melissa Bag made from a pattern by I Think Sew.

I actually pulled out my stamps (from paper crafting)  and stamped on fabric.  The stamps are from Paper Trey Ink.  

I just finished stamping the flower and I was holding up the ruffle fabric to get an idea of how it would look when I got the idea to have alternating polka dot ruffles.  That's how I ended up cutting out and making two bags.  Why not....right? 

I guessed-from examining the pictures-that the handle was going to be too short.  I added a few inches.  Next time I think I'll add a few more inches so it will not be so tight on my shoulder. 
In real life the color of the fabric is somewhere between the yellow that the outside pictures portray and the white that the inside pictures portray.    
I moved the zipper pocket to the outside back.  I found that I like a pocket here on my bags.
The inside of both bags are the same.   They each have 4 slip pockets (2 on each side).