Tuesday, July 11, 2017

luisa crossbody bag (new pdf pattern)


Hello everyone! I'm super, super excited to have a chance to show off my newest crossbody bag pattern to you today, yay!!!


I've been working on this bag for months and have gone through at least six unsuccessful prototypes before I finally landed on this design. All that work though was totally worth is as I absolutely love this bag.





Luisa finishes at 10" wide x 9" tall x 3" deep. And, the addition of a hidden zipper pocket on the front, slip pocket on the back, zipper pocket in the lining, as well as a main zipper closure and adjustable strap makes for a super useful, perfectly sized everyday purse.

Materials needed to make Luisa Bag:
fabric A (main exterior fabric) – ¾ yard
fabric B (contrasting exterior bottom + strap) – ½ yard
fabric C (lining) – ¾ yard
interlining fabric (canvas, denim, or some other heavier weight fabric) – ½ yard
SF 101 interfacing (or other medium weight fusible interfacing of choice) – 2 yards
one - 12” long metal or nylon zipper
one - 8” long metal or nylon zipper
one - 6” long metal or nylon zipper
two - 1” rectangle or circle strap rings
one - 1” rectangle strap slider
five - 7mm rivets (optional)


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As usual, I had help from a few super talented ladies who tested this pattern for me and I absolutely adore all the gorgeous bags they made.














Wyma


I love how each and every one of these bags is so different from the others and how they all reflect maker's preferences and personality. Well done ladies! You totally rocked this pattern.

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What do you say? Would you like to make a Luisa bag of your own? You can purchase Luisa Crossbody Bag pdf instant download pattern by clicking on the button below or by visiting my etsy shop (click here).





Thanks so much for your support and happy sewing everyone!

Svetlana

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

anna pouch in magnolia and carkai

 Well hello!! Happy Wednesday to you all!

Lately I've been trying really hard to stay away from many, many new fabric lines coming to market at incredibly fast speed and work mostly from my stash instead. And you know what? It was pretty fun and I drastically reduced the amount of fabric I own, yay!

Did I ever tell you I don't like having too much of anything, including fabric, in my house as it makes me feel all overwhelmed and unable to concentrate? Yes, there's definitely such a thing as too much of a good thing for me. I reduced my stash to about a third of what it was a few years back and I love it. I do an occasional "stash enhancement" of course, but I try hard to choose only the fabric I love and have a plan for.

So, when I came across Amy Sinibaldi's Magnolia print from her Charleston collection I knew right away it would be perfect for a new Anna pouch.



And it really was. I totally love how this pouch turned out. The tiny checks I used for zipper bindings and tab are from  Amy's Les Petites collection.


This is such a fun little pouch. Actually, it's two pouches joined together to form one and is a perfect size to keep little items in one's purse organized and contained. Or, it could make a super lovely coin pouch.




And then, because I somehow seem unable to make just one of anything these days, I made a second Anna in Carolyn Friedlander's Carkai fabric.

I love how both these pouches turned out and will definitely be trying out more fabric combos in the future. Here's a link to the pattern for you in case you'd like to make a pouch (or two) yourself :).

Wishing you all a very happy and creative day. Svetlana



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