Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Finally - a New to Me project :D

I try to participate in Fiona's monthly New to Me linky party, but haven't had a new to me item in months - until today!  As soon as I saw this bag posted at the designer's site, I knew it was a Must Do, and today I Must Did :)  I actually cut out 3 of them using 3 prints in the same line of fabric, so I'll end up with 3 bags, each a bit different.  For today, though, I'm happy to have the first one ready to post to November's New to Me - Fiona I finally made it to your party - where do I leave my coat, and where are the snackies??!!  ;)

 Presenting ... Tiny Bag #1, designed by Caroline at SewCanShe.com :)  It's a quick project, and very small.  I generally use WOWFIHOTSMAAGT (width of whatever foot I have on the sewing machine at any given time) for  a seam allowance, so my bag may be a bit smaller than the original.  Mine measures about 8" wide x 4.5" tall x 3.5" wide :)  Aren't the straps adorable?  Tutorial is here :)

 Here's a side view showing that the boxed corners and the side of the front pocket.  There's a pocket inside as well :)


Not surprisingly, I have pirate charms for the zipper pull - I bought them on Ebay a while ago to use on these pirate prints.  I still have more bags kitted ready to sew, and each of them will have a pirate zipper pull because that's how I rock :D 

Since I had time to myself today I got cracking on a Christmas gift - this wallet is part of the gift.  I've made several of these for gifts and to donate to the counselling center - the pattern is quick to make up, and very practical, with lots of pockets (including a zippered pocket - very important for holding coins!).  Tutorial is here :)


Here's the inside of the wallet - zippered pocket on the left, credit card pockets on the right, slidey-in pockets behind the actual pockets and a money pocket behind all of those pockets - lots of storage ;) 

I didn't have a small train charm for the zipper pull, so I used a gear charm :D  It's nice and flat so it sits well in the wallet :)




A few days ago I whipped up a couple of Magic Pouches to finish off some fabric remnants (the pink bags).



Today I finished up the last one I had kitted - the blue/purple bird print.  3 Magic Pouches to add to my completed list, and all of them are going to the counselling center.  Bonus for me, the Tiny Bag and the 3 Magic Pouches all qualify for Patty's Bag It, and I'm headed over there in a minute to upload a picture :D  Turn on the porchlight, Patty - I'm headed your way!  ;)

8 comments:

  1. That tiny bag is adorable! It'd be great from some tiny little hands to use to carry a few toys around it!

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  2. Gee, you were quick making Caroline's Tiny Bag. It looks great in the pirate fabric - and that charm is just perfect. Someone is going to be very happy!

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  3. I saw that tutorial for the tiny bag and yours came out so cute. I could make the exact same bag as you did Sandra because I have that same blue pirate fabric and a red pirate print plus a red pirate coordinating pirate stripe fabric too that shows a touch of the map fabric as part of the stripe. But I don't have the map fabric. Love your charms and the wallet and smaller pouches too.

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  4. All are so pretty! Of course your stuff always is eye candy. The most I've gotten done in the sewing department is a button sewn on and putting together a new storage unit for my thread. No actual work is taking place. Other things just keep sucking up all my time lately. Good thing I have your stuff to look at!

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  5. Wonderful pouches and your tiny pirate bag is adorable :)

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  6. Wow! I love all of your bags and will check out the tutorials, but I’m especially pumped about the wallet tutorial. A new wallet is the first thing my daughter asked me to make for her when I arrived! Thanks for sharing!

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  7. Wow, these are super cute! Thanks for sharing the tutorials and patterns, I am heading over to those sites to check them out.

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  8. Love love LOE the technical accurately measured foot width (WOWFIHOTSMAAGT )!!!! So glad I'm not the only one! You must have more bags than *anyone* else in bag it !!!

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