Sunday, February 16, 2020

Singapore Sling Bag - All Glammed Up!

I've been meaning to make a party Singapore Sling Bag for so long, like a classy looking one, without seahorses, birds or even the color pink! I finished just in time for all the Christmas parties! Yay! But the problem was, I loved it so much that I've been using it almost every day since - and I've not gotten around to photographing it! But today my newest favorite finally got its time in the spotlight and had its "glamour shots" taken =)

I love the gold hardware so much! I'll add links to where I bought it all at the bottom of the post.  Look at those flower snap hooks! And that bow turn lock! To die for!

The all over quilting makes this bag just POP! It's made using the same technique I describe in the pattern using painters tape.

In there is a little sneak peek of an upcoming card holder/tiny wallet pattern too =)

The lining is from a fabric my mother gave me a few years ago, and I just haven't had the heart to cut into it until now. This was the perfect project for it!

I just love the zipper pockets in the Singapore, fail safe making them, always stunning results and so discrete. I'm super happy with the design of them!

The Singapore Sling Bag pattern is available here in English and Swedish, and it has both inch and centimeter measurements:

Acrylic templates for making this bag is available here:

The beautiful vinyl was bought at Borlänge Sycentrum here:

The Bow turn lock I bought off eBay HERE and the pretty chain with flower detail is from Amazon HERE.

Monday, February 3, 2020

Denver Double Zip Bag - Re-release!

The Denver Double Zip Bag pattern has been completely rewritten, new photos has been taken, the techniques used have been updated to my latest and it now comes in TWO SIZES! Whooop, whoop! It was almost 4 years old this pattern, so this was much needed and deserved. =)

YES - If you've bought the old pattern - you'll of course get the new one without charge! Just send me an email with your purchase confirmation/a photo or screenshot of your pattern/or any kind of proof that you own the pattern, and I'll send you the new version right away. I can't due to the new data storage law save your email information for this purpose I'm afraid.

It's available in both Swedish and English in my webshop.

This pattern comes with both inch and centimeter measurements.

I've made more Denver Double Zip Bags for myself than any other pattern, and I just love this bag! And I'm hoping that now with the bigger size option, it'll appeal to even more people whom might want a slightly bigger purse.

Finished size - Small Bag: ~ 9” (23cm) wide, 5 ½” (14cm) high and 1 ½” (4cm) deep at the bottom.
Finished size - Large Bag: ~ 10 ½” (27cm) wide, 7 ½” (19cm) high and  1 ½” (4cm) deep at the bottom. 

These are both made in fabric by Katarina Roccella's Indelible collection, just like the original Denver (see further down the post or here) but this time her Indelible Flutter Folds print, matched with Kona Cotton solids for the straps. 

The small bag is perfect for a night on the town, when you want to have room for your phone, cards, money, keys, maybe a bit of makeup and some small bits and pieces. The larger can be used as a more day to day purse. It's such a quick and fun bag to sew, you'll probably just like me, not only make one once you get started!

This bag has two big zippered compartments, both fully lined. The main compartment also has a card holder for 3 cards, room for a lip balm and money slip pocket and a larger slip pocket that can be subdivided. The pockets can be customized to fit your needs.

Here's a few examples of favourite Denver Double Zip Bags I've made over the years. These are all the original "small" size:

The party version, this glitter vinyl is super cool, but man do I wish I'd made the back of the bag in a different materials, it sticks to everything!

The ORIGINAL Denver, made in Katarina Roccella's beautiful Stylus Text fabric from her Indelible Fabric Collection by Art Gallery Fabrics .

A white vinyl version I made for a party but that turned into an everyday bag and it is now more yellow than white from all the use *lol*

A pink snakeskin vinyl version I made to replace the white one above.

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As always, this redesigned pattern wouldn't be a reality without my amazing pattern testers making sure everything is absolutely perfect before the release! 
Thank you all for helping me!  Here are their gorgeous bags!

Anette Lundin - made this absolutely gorgeous cotton version! Look at the details on this one, everything from that beautifully decorated "Handmade" plaque and how cool isn't that gorgeous stitched strap? I've highlighted this bag a little extra because Anette herself said (freely translated by me from Swedish): "This pattern is a little special to me because it was the first bag I made (after a pattern) and it was this bag that got me "hooked" on bag making."

I'm super honoured and happy Anette that the Denver is as dear to you as it is to me. And oh my goodness how cute your kitty is! <3

Pia Jestin - whom can be found here on Instagram made this beautiful vinyl version in a sombre green. She chose to replace the card pockets with an interior zipper pocket instead to better fit her needs. 

Noor Rats - Whom can be found here on instagram made this oh so cool vinyl version.

Barbara Dörig - Whom can be found here on instagram made this stunning cork version! 

Kristin - whom can be found here on Instagram made this lovely cotton version.

Anja - whom you can find here on instagram made this super pretty cotton version.

Eva Arthursson - made this very cute cotton Tula Pink version.

Margareth Tai - Bags by Mags can be found here on Instagram, made these two oh so pretty cotton versions.