Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Baby Faro!

 I couldn't help myself, it had to be done, a matching Baby Faro for my Garden of Utopia Faro FOldover Clutch! The Faro Foldover Clutch pattern is available here. ūüíó

I'm so excited with how it turned out! It has great body thanks to the Soft & Stable foam interfacing and matches it's "mom" perfectly! The beautiful Garden of Utopia canvas is from The Styled Magnolia.

I made the baby an exact copy of the normal sized one, so the lining is the same color Kona Cotton. 


Aren't they cute together? 
The beautiful copper hardware is EmmalineBags which I bought from Borl√§nge Sycentrum.

Friday, January 21, 2022

Faro Foldover Clutch - Pattern Release!

I'm so excited to share the Faro Foldover Clutch with you all! This super quick make (you'll make it in under 2 hours!) is the perfect party bag, easily whipped up in the afternoon before the party! And it's such a fun use for these frames. 

 And I of course had to make a Baby Faro pattern for those adorable itty bitty 4 1/2" (11.5cm) frames!


The Baby Faro fits nicely in the Faro and is perfect for those little things you don't want lying loose. These two classy versions are made in a heavy, braided look vinyl from BorlangeSycentrum.se without any interfacing. The frames are gunmetal. Lined with red Kona Cotton. 

 


 You can of course convert this bag to a shoulder or crossbody bag should you wish, included in the pattern are descriptions for adding either D-rings and strap clips.

This version of the bag is made in a beautiful canvas print called Garden of Utopia from TheStyledMagnolia.com. It's made with By Annie's Soft and Stable foam interfacing for a wonderfully sturdy bag. This one is also lined with Kona Cotton. The hardware is copper.  




This is such a fun and quick make, I hope you'll have as much fun as I've had making yours!
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My amazing pattern testers were awesome as ever and tested the pattern for me, and they have truly outdone themselves AGAIN!! A sincere thank you goes out to each and everyone one of you for helping me make each new pattern - into my best pattern yet!

I'm so very grateful for all your help and hard work, I could not do this without you!


Pia Jestin - can be found here on Instagram made this beautiful red vinyl one:




Anne-Le W√§ngelin - whom can be found here on Instagram made this lovely all cotton version:


Cheryl Wright Simmerman - of Adarra Handmade made this stunning cork version:


Barbara D√∂rig - Whom can be found here on instagram made this beautiful black glitter version, and a carbon copy adorable Baby Faro:



Eva Arthursson - made this lovely black and rose version, and an adorable black and gunmetal Baby faro:



Helena Halvar Tall - Whom can be found here on instagram made this gorgeous blinged up vinyl one:


Anette Lundin - Made this absolutely beautiful black glitter version! Perfect for the winter holiday parties!


 
Julia Willman - Made these two awesome versions, one beautiful flowery full size one, and an adorable Baby Faro with an alternative magnet closure. 






Faro Foldover Clutch - Finding the Frames

It can be a little tricky to find the right ones, so I've made a little list of online retailers here and how to identify the correct kind in the photo below. If you sell them or know a store that does, please don't hesitate to include a link in a comments on this post please so I can update this list! 


The Faro Foldover Clutch & Baby Faro uses OPEN ENDED wallet closures or bag frames (see the photo above). 

Closed ended ones will NOT work! Use these 7 1/2" ones from Emmalinebags.com or the 4 1/2" ones for the Baby Faro


Shopping online for frames

Australia - Both sizes at: https://www.voodoorabbit.com.au 

Canada - Both sizes at: Emmalinebags.com - https://loriscountrycottage.com 

UK - Both sizes at: https://www.sewhot.co.uk - Thelittlebritishfabricshop.co.uk

Sweden - Both sizes at: Borlangesycentrum.se

Norway - Both sizes at: Rosegold.no

USA - Both sizes at: https://www.keepsakequilting.com

Saturday, October 16, 2021

Bonn Backpack - PDF Pattern Release!

I'm so happy to be able to release my latest design, the Bonn Backpack PDF sewing pattern is such a fun and easy sew! I've been asked for a simple to sew, no curves/no gusset backpack for a long time, and now it really felt like the right time for it! It fits my 13" MacBook and A4 notebooks without issues.

With it's rectangular, straightforward modern design it's a big hit with anyone depending on your fabric choices! Perfect for adults for work or kids for school!

It's available in English in Swedish with inch and centimeter measurements HERE!


It's such a fun sew! Seriously addicting! This one is made with beautiful flowery canvas from The Styled Magnolia and the gorgeous pearly pink vinyl is from Borlange Sycentrum.


The Bonn Backpack is named after the birthplace of the one and only Ludwig van Beethoven. Bonn is a lovely city in Germany. I thought it a suitable name for this backpack, as it would have been the perfect bag for my piano books back in the day when I took lessons. 

The Bonn Backpack is fully lined, has a beautifully faced zipper lining pocket and of course slip pockets. 




This next version is made with Tula Pinks beautiful Painted Roses print from her Curiouser and Curiouser collection. Paired with a white vinyl from Borlange Sycentrum.


Much care has been taken to the placement of the straps and bag to ensure it lays flat and comfortable towards one's back when wearing. 





It's lined with Tula Pink's "Stone Cold Critters" from her Spirit Animal collection in the "lunar glow" color.

You can see a short a video presentation of the Bonn on my here on my YouTube channel.


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My amazing pattern testers were awesome as ever and tested the pattern for me, and they have truly outdone themselves AGAIN!! A sincere thank you goes out to each and everyone one of you for helping me make each new pattern -  into my best pattern yet! 

I'm so very grateful for all your help and hard work, I could not do this without you!


Sofia Nilsson - of TR√Ök√§rlek whom can be found here on Instagram and here on Facebook, made these two ADORABLE backpacks for her equally adorable kids! She also made matching hats from the same fabric! I nearly died from cuteness overload, I kid you not!

J Spears Design - Whom can be found here on instagram, made this gorgeous bee and copper version!

Eva Arthursson - made this stunning gray and gold version!


Helena Halvar Tall - Whom can be found here on instagram made this stunning flower version with beautiful black vinyl accents. 

Camilla Johansson - whom can be found here on Instagram made TWO awesome versions, one from her husbands ambulance work pants (seriously how cool isn't it?! So epic!) and one beautiful one from vinyl!


Tamra Morley - of Tamras Textiles made this absolutely stunning grey and soft toned version.

Anne-Le W√§ngelin - whom can be found here on Instagram made this awesome firey version!


Pia Jestin
 - whom can be found here on Instagram made this stunning version in soft grays and greens, absolutely beautiful!

Thanks again to all my awesome pattern testers and to Lilla My for being such an awesome photography assistant!




Friday, February 5, 2021

Sofia Sling Bag - Pattern Release!

I'm super excited to be able to share with you my latest bag design, the Sofia Sling Bag! This bag is actually is from a dream I had, and I had to get out of bed at 4:am to sketch the bag so I wouldn't forget it in the morning. It turned out even better than in my dream if I may say so myself. 

This pattern comes with both inch and centimeter measurements, is available in both English and Swedish here in my store.



The Sofia Sling Bag is named after a very dear friend, Sofia of Tr√•k√§rlek. She's not only a wonderful person, an amazing inspiration as a bagineer (I still love that word!) but also one of those people that makes you a better person by just being around her. I'm so glad she shares name with the Bulgarian capital so I could name this bag after her and a city, following my naming convention ;)  If you want to be inspired by her makes too, see below her beautiful tester bags and see my previous post here to see her epic collection of Bergen Bags.


This bag is truly such a fun make, this version is made with cotton fabric from Blended Thread, a print called " Dreamy Floral". And their cotton fabric is a DREAM to work with, such amazing quality. The pearlescent pink vinyl is from Borlange Sycentrum. All the gorgeous gunmetal hardware is from Emmalinebags


The interior has a simple lining zipper pocket that we also turn the bag through. 


As well as open slip pockets. 



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My amazing pattern testers were awesome as ever and tested the pattern for me, and they have truly outdone themselves this time! WOW! A sincere thank you goes out to each and everyone one of you for helping me make each new pattern -  into my best pattern yet! 

I'm so very grateful for all your help and hard work, I could not do this without you!


Sofia Nilsson - after whom this bag is named, of TR√Ök√§rlek whom can be found here on Instagram and here on Facebook, made no less than SIX gorgeous versions! 

This stunning version is made in a jersey, stabilized like described in the pattern when working with woven cotton fabric with Vilene G700 before adding the foam. Love the addition of the band to the front and the decor woven bands to the side straps. 

This beauty is made in a cotton woven with vinyl accents. Look at the appliqu√© hearts in the flap! The following three bags she's let the front of the bag be solid without the seam for another great look. It's really simple to do if you wish to replicate the look, just cut the exterior as one whole piece, 25 x13" big, and measure the corner cut outs from the exterior short sides. 


This beautiful black and gold version is made with tencel fabric with a vinyl accent. So in love with the applique heart in the pocket, and the heart lock!


This lovely navy blue version is made with two different vinyls. The woven look one matched perfectly with the smooth.


This stunning Burberryesque version just took my breath away!


This stylish sporty version has her ice dancing clubs logo embroidered on the flap, and the side straps are cleverly embellished with reflective woven bands for night time safety. 



J Spears Design - Whom can be found here on instagram, made a stunning woven version accented by a vinyl strap, photographed by Sara Hayman.


Liselotte - Made this lovely marine blue version, I love how she added the "piping" look to the straps, such a cool addition. 


Doris L√∂vgren - whom can be found here on Instagram made this gorgeous horsey version! Right up my alley!


Anne-Le Wängelin - whom can be found here on Instagram made two beautiful bags! This stunner is cotton fabric with a vinyl accent. Lovely!


This awesome halloweeny one is also cotton fabric with a black vinyl accent. So cool! 


Ann Munthe Svensson - Made this lovely black and white cotton version with vinyl straps. 


Pia Jestin - whom can be found here on Instagram made no less than two stunning versions!


And this stunning geopard version is just so awesome!



Margareth Tai - Bags by Mags can be found here on Instagram, made this beautiful all woven version, loving the charm addition! 


Barbara D√∂rig - Whom can be found here on instagram made this lovely all woven version. Makes me think of spring!


Kristin - whom can be found here on Instagram made this just beautiful version in a woven exterior matched with vinyl straps.  


Hemasis - Who's website is available here made this lovely jean print and white vinyl version. Love the little charm addition at the front.

Helena Halvar Tall - Whom can be found here on instagram made this stunning version with embroidery on the flap and interior. She made the beautiful tree totally freehand on her machine, so very cool!