Sunday, February 03, 2008

This satchel was my 2nd bag ever. . . and it was challenging. I made it from Vogue pattern V8439. It's red quilted material with black faux suede lining. The handles & the snap were a challenge for me as well as the thickness of the material. I am learning so much!

Blue corduroy

I modified the way I did the handles because I needed to cut them out seperately anyway. I also added my creation - the cuff pocket - to the inside. I didn't use a closure - and I'm not sure if I should or not. . . let me know what you think!

New Hobby for me!

Like I need a new hobby, right? But this one ties into my scrappy hobby & is a very creative outlet. I've started to SEW! AND I'm ADDICTED!!! I think I have an addictive personality. I find myself daydreaming about ways to design purses, clothing, just about anything. . . I think I get my creativity from my Mother. . . she always has had a knack for the creative.

Here is the 3rd bag I've ever sewn. I really like this design but need to learn how to add zippers. . .

Other things I'm working on: scrub tops - I've actually designed my own pattern for this with inspiration from a top I currently own. I couldn't find a pattern for it so I just guessed & tweaked. I'm very pleased with my creations & will try to get some pics up in the future. I have a ton of corduroy pants from someone on freecycle & plan to use them for sewing. . . patchwork bags, regular bags, maybe a vest. . .we'll see!

Happy Sewing to you!