Sunday, 15 August 2010

Bags of Fun!

I had my sewing machine out this weekend and made these two bags which I am quite happy with (for a change!)

The pink and green one is a net book bag, quite small measuring approximately 10 x 11 inches (excluding the handles).  I followed the tutorial at My Backyard Eden which is very clear and easy to follow and can be adapted to any size of bag.

Between the main fabric and lining I sandwiched quite a thick layer of wadding - too thick really, but at least it will protect the contents of the bag. It's very soft and plump, like a pillow.

I die cut some of Tim Holtz' Alterations 'tattered florals' flowers from the main fabric and felt and sewed them together with buttons.  

The other bag I made following one of the patterns in a book called 'Sew What! Bags' by Lexie Barnes.  Again the instructions are very clear and precise and there are not lots of measurements involved - nice and easy, that's the way I like it!

I love this cotton fabric with beach huts on.  I've had it quite a while and couldn't decide what to do with it, but eventually settled for this quite simple tote bag.  It's another smallish one and measures approximately the same as the other bag.

The bag is reversible too.  The other fabric also cotton I've had for ages and I think the colour compliments the beach huts quite well.

I like the beach huts side much more though and added a couple of die cut flowers to that side under the handles with some co-ordinating buttons.

I think I'll be making some more of these soon!

Thanks for looking!


JaN's ArTy AtC JouRneY said...

Your bags are fab Sherry, Love the beach hut bag!
Jan x

Mrs Moen said...

You're a lady with many talents, Sherry. Love the bags and those little flowers!

Meggymay said...

Wow, fabby Bags, you are so talented. Will be trying the fabric flowers, they look super. xx

Terry said...

Great little bags! Love the flower and can just see one with a bird and birdcage die! Awesome!

Pattie said...

WOW hidden talents i loveeee the flowery one but they are all fabulous ,more more lol x

Jackie said...

They are fabulous!

Margaret said...

Your beach hut bag is just fab! perfect for those summertime reads! Margaret

Jan said...

Oh Sherry.... this are just fabulous. Wouldn't know which one to choose, they are both brilliant... but maybe the floral one.... so pretty and feminine

Gini said...

You have been busy, I cannot resist beach huts so that is my favourite but they are both gorgeous!
Great beach bag for your holidays, hope you have a lovely time :-)

Mrs A. said...

Love the beach hut fabric. Need to get my hands on some of that and the Tim Holtz die which keeps eluding me!

Gez said...

Very pretty bags Sherry. Just love the flowers. Reversible too! now thats clever.xx

Deborah said...

Fab bags, Sherry! Did you take the beach hut one (my favourite) on holiday?