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Remnant case

24 Jun

Here is another project I made last weekend. Again I used some remnant of my “cushion-project” here. I’m not completely satisfied with it… I even forgot to add flaps on both to make it easier to zip/unzip. Anyway, next time I’m going to try to make a case with the end tabs of the zipper too!

the "left-over" case

the “left-over” case

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





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








Spring case

26 Mar

After the Easter gifts for my friends I decided – of course! – to make a case for myself as well. I was really envious about those lovely cases… ehehehe!

Again I used some Ikea fabric for the outer shell while the lining is a reminder I bought at my local market. The zip is light blue which, I think, goes well with the blue dots on the fabric.

I really enjoy  matching the zip with the fabric. eheheheh! 🙂 I also used a blue thread to sew it just to add a bit of “extra” flair…. 😎

My own Easter gift

My own Easter gift

my case

my case

Easter gifts

25 Mar

Here are two fabric cases – cosmetic cases, that I made for my friends as Easter gifts.

The outer fabric is from Ikea, while the lining is a reminder I bought at my local market. Despite the fabric is the same, I tried to match the stripes with the colour of the zip (one beige and the other pink).

It was my first attempt with a lined item, so I can say that I’m pretty satisfied and most of all, learning the lining process has opened a whole new world in front of me… 🙂

BTW, for a more Easter touch I filled the cases with some fine chocolate eggs…

Fabric cases

Easter gifts: fabric cases with chocolate eggs

Fabric case
Fabric case: detail
FAbric cases

Fabric cases

Pouch frenzy

7 Mar

I’ve got the pouch frenzy! Here is another pouch I made with some Ikea fabric with pink and beige stripes. I added a fuchsia zip and two beige flaps on both sides. Not bad, uh! 🙂

the pink and beige stripes pouch

the pink and beige striped pouch

The toothbrush pouch

6 Mar

Following this useful tutorial I made myself a brand new pouch for my toothbrush and toothpaste to keep in my drawer at work. The fabric is a remnant of my previous project while the zip is upcycled from an old bag.

I changed the measures to fit in the toothbrush and the result is definitely better than expected!

New pouch for my toothbrush

New pouch for my toothbrush

new pouch for my toothbrush

new pouch for my toothbrush

My new toothbrush pouch in my messy drawer at work!

My new toothbrush pouch in my messy drawer at work!

Boxy pouches for two

5 Mar

Last Sunday afternoon me and my friend Paola decided to give it a try to this lovely tutorial and make ourselves a boxy pouch each. We cut and misured and then I took out my faithfull sewing machine and made it!

Paola’s fabric (blue with white drops) was a bit lighter than mine (blue with white leaves), so the result is not just alike.

Despite, in the end we were both happy with the result, I decided make some small changes and unpicked the sides to add some flaps on both to make it easier to zip/unzip.  🙂

Blue boxy pouch

Blue boxy pouch with flaps


Two boxy pouches (without flaps)


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