Showing posts with label Finished Project/Quilt. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Finished Project/Quilt. Show all posts

Monday, March 12, 2018

Fresno Foldover Bag - Pattern Release!!

I'm so happy to release the Fresno Foldover Bag pattern! It actually came to be on a request from my mother, isn't she the best? <3

This fashionable, but super practical foldover bag quickly became a favourite with my testers and myself. The back has zipper pocket for convenient access to the essentials, while the interior has a number of slip pockets and of course another zipper pocket.

Pattern is available in both English and Swedish, with both inch and centimeter measurements  HERE.

The construction is surprisingly quick and will teach you two separate ways to sew zipper pockets (one for turning your bag through in a very handy way) and two separate ways to sew darts in a bag.

Back zipper pocket for easy access to the essentials. 

Interior zipper pocket and many slip pockets, it will fit a laptop, and has much room without becoming bulky.

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My fantastic pattern testers has sewn a number of gorgeous Fresno Foldover Bags naturally and here they all are! Thanks a million everyone, I couldn't do this without you all! <3

Annette - Made this absolutely stunning faux leather version, contrasting so perfectly with the beautiful red! I love her alternative closure solution with the two swivel snap hooks and isn't her horse just adorable!?

Anja - whom you can find on instagram here made this awesome retro version made from a repurposed curtain! Isn't that just brilliant?  The colors are so lovely and those dots! Beautiful! 

Cheryl Wright Simmerman - of Adarra Handmade didn't make one, she didn't make two, she made THREE gorgeous Fresno Bags!! They really show the versatility of this pattern and it truly can be made to fit any taste! Everything from romantic flowers, to cool cork and all the way to the super edgy and yellow and black! I can't help but love them all!

Eva Halvarsson - of Borlänge Sycentrum  and also my fantastic mother, (from whom the idea for this awesome bag originates) made a classic black and white version, super classy and easily worn, love the contrast stitching!

Casey of JC'Mila Designs - whom can be found here on Instagram and here on Facebook made this super cool, version of upholstery weight fabric! Look at those chains and rivets combined with the flowery strap! Such an awesome combination!

Kristin - whom can be found here on Instagram made this super cool cotton and faux leather version. The awesome airplane sketch fabric contrasts so beautifully to the brown leather! Stunning!

Margareth Tai - Bags by Mags can be found here on Instagram, made this stunning striped one! Those aquas and browns are just so classic and makes for such a beautiful bag! Love how slouchy it is too! 

Sheri Ferrano - of Munkee Made made this epic cork version! The simplicity of the cork and the soimple straps makes it timeless and just so gorgeous! As you might know what a cork kick I've been on lately, this bag went straight into my heart! 

Sunday, January 7, 2018

A new jacket for Jackie!

If you have an identic memory, you might recall me sewing a little jacket for Jackie some two years ago. Jackie is Eriks mothers lovely little Jack Russel Terrier we get to borrow when we're in Sweden. However, after being spayed this year she has gained a little around the belly region (don't tell her I repeated this, her mom told me in confidence) and it has gotten too small. So this year we bought proper, waterproof wind jacket fabric (vindpoplin in Swedish, don't know the English name) and some seriously cozy teddy fabric and got to work!

It resulted in this awesome, (super professional looking ;) ) little jacket! It's much lighter than the old one, and warmer too. She was super excited over it! It's adorable how happy she gets when she gets her jacket on, the little tail works like a fan!

We went with a contrasting, neon yellow band this year, and also neon yellow seams, it looks really cool!

Luckily it worked great for playing in!

And of course most adorable Nisse came to join us when he heard we were out playing.

The constructions is pretty much the same as the old one, basically a rectangle that I've added a bit of a rounded section over the tush, and a hollow out section which will allow for a slight overlap around the neck for closure. Sorry for the poor quality of this photo, didn't think to take one before I gifted it.

This time I attached the "belt" section in the seams like so, for a nicer look.

It's so much fun to sew clothes for Jackie, she's so very grateful not having to be as cold, and she loves when we take it out for her to put on.

Old jacket for comparison.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Button Up Boxes - Pattern Release!

I'm super excited to announce the release of the first pattern of 2018! The Button Up Boxes!

These little storage miracles are fully lined, machine sewn, stores FLAT when not in use, stacks when buttoned up, and can be washed! They come in three sizes but includes instructions to be adapted to any size you wish! And it's the perfect reason to use some of those adorable buttons we all have lying around!

This pattern comes with both inch and centimeter measurements and is available in both English and Swedish here!

These are so much fun and super quick to make, takes less than an hour! The perfect little gift box!

The pattern came to be I was making christmas gifts and I really wanted to make some pretty boxes. So I actually went looking for a ready made pattern for one (cue gasp!), as I didn't really have time to make my own. I wanted a lined box, machine sewn, without any raw edges and with the possibility to wash it and store it flat when not in use... I found no such patterns! By then the wheels had already started turning in my head and late that night, the Button Up Box was born!

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My amazing pattern testers were awesome as ever and tested the pattern between Christmas and new year now, and just look at all the amazing little boxes that were born! A sincere thank you goes out to each and everyone one of you for helping me make this into my best pattern yet! I'm so very grateful for all your help and hard work!

Cheryl Wright Simmerman - of Adarra Handmade made this lovely, classically romantic set of boxes, so beautiful! 

Casey of JC'Mila Designs - whom can be found here on Instagram and here on Facebook made these gorgeous Tula Pink ones! Such beautiful color combinations!

Ann-Kristin Kristoffersen - of Kinnas Lappteknik made these adorable froggy ones! Look at those beautiful wooden butterfly buttons!

Laura Downs - of funwithtotes whom can be found here on Instagram made this crisp and classy looking polkadot version, and look at that matching button!

Barbara Dörig - Whom can be found here on instagram made this beautiful set of Tula Pink ones! Such a lovely tower!

Christine Davis - of Bags by Bags of Style whom can be found here on Facebook and here on Instagram made this stunning set of faux leather boxes with a beautiful weaved pattern and super cool metal closures! Awesome! 

Gillian Woronko - Made this beautiful flowery box, and brilliantly chose to use old clip earrings instead of a button to close the box. She used it to house a flower, such a great way to spice up a potted plant for gifting! 

Kristin - whom can be found here on Instagram made this beautiful, ombre lineup! Such a great way to use different shades of the same fabrics!

Michelle of MEW Designs Australia - whom can be found here on Instagram and  here on Facebook made this beautiful set! Love the colors!

Nicole of DDsBagsAndMore  who has a great store here DDsBagsAndMore Etsy Store made this fun versions with snap buttons too so you can choose if you want them fully buttoned up or only half, very clever!

Noor Rats - Whom can be found here on instagram made these lovely boxes to store her sewing supplies, I love how she opens the one for wonder clips for easier access when working. 

Pia Jestin -  Who can be found here on Instagram made this adorable lineup! Love the color coded linings and buttons and just look at that adorably tiny 2" one!

Sue Reed - of Dreamscape Studio made this stunning lineup of faux leather and embroidered boxes That white contrasts so beautifully against the colorful linings and embroidery! 

Tania Chanroux - of Smart Made Designs on Instagram made this super cool combo! Those buttons where just made for that fabric! Love the edginess!

Anna Van Berlo - Whom you can find here on Instagram made this pretty flowery version with the most adorable little hedgehog button!

Terry Druga - whom can be found on Instagram here made this lovely sketch book version! The simplicity makes it beautifully  classic!

Thursday, October 26, 2017

New Bring the Basics Bag pattern!

I'm super excited to re-release my very first pattern, the Bring the Basics Bag! It was my first, commercial pattern released over 2 years ago and a lot has happened since then. The new version of this pattern comes in TWO SIZES, so the large version will fit your iPhone plus!

Pattern is available in English and Swedish HERE.
If you've bought the pattern previously, just drop me an email with your purchase confirmation email included and I'll send you the new version for free =)

The Bring the Basics Bag is a very handy design, and it's quick and really fun to make! It came to be as really all my bags really where to heavy and warm to lug around in +40C temperatures here in Malta during the summer. Sometimes you need something small and convenient.
The Bring the Basics Bag is just that, a small shoulder bag, clutch, wristlet or wallet, that will hold just the basic stuff you need to be able to leave the house. It comes in TWO SIZES, one for cellphones up to 6" long, and one for those up to 6 3/4" long.
It has two separate cellphone pockets (holds up to 2 cellphones, 6" or 6 3/4" long denpending on the size you make), card slots, bill slot and a zipper pocket for coins and keys. It's easy, fun and quick to make, the perfect present!

This is my large version of the bag:

Size comparison between the two sizes:

This pretty version was made by one of my student at last weekends classes, you can view them all here

Pattern Tester Bring the Basics Bags!

The pattern was naturally properly tested by my amazing pattern testers! This time around I'äd like to give special thanks for their patience with me, so insanely grateful for your help! <3

Aafke Sijen-Jongsma  Who blogs over here  made two absolutely beautiful versions!

Laura Downs - of funwithtotes whom can be found here on Instagram made this adorable version!

Margareth Tai - Bags by Mags can be found here on Instagram, made this super cute pineapple version!

Alison Heathof Bobbin Girl (she has fantastic bag making supplies!) made this lovely wristlet one!
Ann-Kristin Kristoffersenof Kinnas Lappteknik made this lovely fall time version, love it with the chain!

Andrea Fuhrer - made this super cool cork version! Aren't those heart appliques just to die for?

Gillian Woronko - Made this lovely quilted denim version! Looks so exclusive!