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Marta’s starred bag

17 Aug

I didn’t produce much in this past few weeks but at least I made this tote-bag for my friend Paola‘s daughter Marta. Last week it was Marta’s 13th birthday and her mother told me that she needed a large bag so…. the obvious present. Since she is a Star, I decided to use a star printed fabric. This canvas is also waterproof, which is handy because, despite the light coulour, it is easy to clean.

As I had some fabric left I also made her a little matching pouch for her lipstick or make-up. 😉

A star bag for a Star Girl

A star bag for a Star Girl

The tutorial is from the lovely THE PURL BEE website and you can find it here.

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The origami bag

23 Jun

I worked a bit with my sewing-machine this past weekend and, among other things,  I made this lovely origami market bag. I used some remnant from this project here, and I got the tutorial from here.

It is very quick to do and you can also easily modify its size: you can make it bigger or smaller depending on your needs! This one is 30×30 cm.

The origami bag

The origami bag

Crossbody travel bag

27 Aug

My latest addition to my bag collection is this crossbody bag I purposely made for my upcoming holidays…. I needed a small – but not too small – bag to keep my passport, cell-phone, boarding card, etc… at hand, that could also be easily put away in a bigger bag (see here). So I used some Ikea fabric for the outside while the lining is a reminder I bought at my local market some time ago. The shoulder strap is recycled from an old bag, but since it’s black and doesn’t match with the fabric enough, I will probably replace it with a strap made of the very same fabric.

I also added a zip, to keep the precious things safely inside, a big pocket in the front with a hidden magnetic button, and a smaller pocket in the back. There’s also a small pocket inside.

On a second thought I could have used a black zip to match the recycled strap… mmmhh…. 😕

Crossbody travelbag front

Crossbody travelbag front

back

back

Inside

Inside

Paola’s bag

2 Aug

Next week is my friend Paola‘s birthday and since she once told me that she needs a Summer shoulder bag for when she goes motorbiking with her hubby I decided to make one as a present. This is actually my first chronologically serious attempt at fabric bags. Even before this one.

So, I found a tutorial on the web and make quite few changes according to my tastes, and I came out with this zipped lined bag, with a flap with magnetic buttons, a rear – always handy – small pocket and adjustable strap.  Anyway it has some minor imperfections but I think she’ll find it quite useful. Or at least, I hope so.  🙂

PS as we had an early celebration for her birthday yesterday, due to the forthcoming Summer holidays, she has already been given her present… so, no spoiler here. 😉

Paola's bag

Paola’s bag

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Inside

Inside

Back

Back

Front

Front

Summer Travelbag

23 Jul

This past week-end I’ve been working a lot on a project that I longed to for a few years! Yes… years!

Some years ago I bought at my local market this light blue cotton fabric with circles pattern that really intrigued me. This is actually the very first piece of fabric of my collection, and I’ve always thought to make a bag out of it, but I didn’t know how to. So it was left waiting along with my other fabrics until the day would come….. And at last, the day has come!

Few years later, as the fabric lightly faded, I was finally able to make my travelbag! I again followed the template that I found on the Sue Kim‘s “Bags the modern classicbook , and made some changes – it is larger than the one on the book –  and here is the result. The book gives it a 3 stars of difficulty (3 is the maximum), and I would add an extra half star because I changed the misures too. Not bad for a newbie. 😀

It took me 3 afternoons to stitch it and it is far from being “perfect“… moreover it isn’t exactly as I imaginated it back then, but it is quite handy, both as a gym bag or as a travel bag, and I like it! 😎

Travel and/or Sport bag

Travelbag

…but definitely a Summer bag!

Christmas efforts

8 Dec

So, as Christmas is approaching quickly I decided to make myself some gifts for my friends. Here are my latest efforts: a “kind of” clutch bag with a stitched sakura flower and a matching keyring.

Christmas gifts...

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