Sunday, April 24, 2016

Sheep bag done

I finally finished the sheep bag tonight. I started it last night, but ended up having to rip it all out. I've been feeling out of sorts since Friday but feeling much better now. I have three more boxy bags that I want to finish next week.

This sheep one is already spoken for, but I have enough material to make one more- then my material is all gives! :-(  I'm happy that I got to sew with this material. I can't wait to order a new sheep print to make more bags. But first, I am going to make myself use some of my already owned fabric. I have way way too much!

Friday, April 15, 2016

Boxy bags rambling thoughts

I tried to make a larger boxy bag a few weeks ago. I cut out the dimensions like it said. The finished bag was 4 inches tall but was too wide and long.

The second attempt I cut off more of the bag and made it shorter. I thought cutting the corners smaller would make it taller. Nope! It came out 1 inch tall! I was about ready to throw in the towel, but decided to give it one more shot. I cut it down to 10 inches wide and kept it 15 inches long. I cut the corners 2 inches starting at the seam lines. It came out 4 inches tall. And looks exactly how I wanted it to be. Tall! I had used a 14 inch zipper.

When I went back to read the dimensions it said, 15 by 10. I could have thought it said 15 by 18, no wonder I messed up. So, that's why I chose 10 inches. But when I went back to the site, it said 18!??

Anyways, next bag will be 10.5 ( to allow for seam allowance) by 15 and sew the zipper on the 15 side.

I think I've figured out the secret. You cut the corners how tall you want it to be. So, since it was 10 inches wide and I cut the corners 2 inches off, then that leaves 8 inches. 4 inches on each side. 4 inches tall. I'm going to test out this theory later on when I make another bag. The finished bag was 9 inches long, almost 5 inches tall and almost 5 inches wide.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

It's been too long

It's been too long since I have done any sewing, but I will have to put it off a little while longer while I am recovering from a dentist visit. I have so many plans of things I want to sew that it's hard to wait, but be patient and I'll be listing them in my Etsy shop soon.

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Boxy bags- pics

I had a blast making these four boxy pouches this weekend. I only wish I  bought more material to sew more. I found a couple other sizes and styles that i want to experiment with and no fabric to play with! :-(

I really enjoy making these bags.

I need to go through my fabric stash and start using up the scrap pieces.

There is so much I want to sew yet.

Oh, and I made the pizza one last week. 





Old Shale Scarf and fabric

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