Inspired by a show on Create and Craft TV
last week I got my sewing machine out -
not something I do very often!
This is where I sew.
It's the other end of my craft room.
The lady who inspired me on the tele was
She was selling her kits for small
bags/fabric folders and demonstrated
how easy it was to make one.
I remembered I'd bought one of her books
a while back and sure enough in it
was the exact pattern for her bags.
They really were very easy to make, although
mine are far from perfect.
This is the first one I made and I think it's the best one.
The ric rac is very wide so shows up much more than
on the other bags where I used narrower ric rac.
I used Tim Holtz fabric for both the main and lining fabric,
as it was only 10 x 10" the finished bag is only
8" wide by 31/2" deep - so could be a pencil or
I made another again with Tim Holtz fabric.
I like the wooden buttons especially on this
fabric with the wooden ruler design on.
(The buttons came from a firm called
I then raided my fabric stash and made one
Made up, this one measures 10" wide by 6" deep.
(I've yet to add a decorative button as I couldn't
find a suitable one in my button box)
I added a strap to the side - making it a 'wristlet'.
I think this will make a good passport holder
which I'll definitely use.
Onwards and upwards -
This is a similar size to the previous one,
just a bit deeper. This is a cute one - not
sure what I'll use it for, or who I'll give it to yet.
Finally, I made a couple of gadget folders -
Again, this is from my fabric stash, I wouldn't
necessarily have chosen this particular lining
fabric if I'd had more to chose from.
This could double up as a little cushion or pillow - lol.
I used a layer of wadding which turned out to
be far too thick - at least the IPad will be safe.
For the next one I used felt instead of wadding
which is much better (not such a comfortable
Now, what else can I sew while the machine's out!!
Thanks for looking :)