Tuesday, September 26, 2006

This is the new wristlet that I made. It measures 8 1/2 inches wide by 5 inches deep. The last one measured 6 1/2 inches wide by 4 inches deep. This one has a pocket inside. I have decided not to make these for the craft shows. To put on the piping and the zipper makes them take about 2 hours to make. I would want to charge at least $15 for them. In our area that just wouldn't sell well. Right now I am drafting a smaller version of the quilted bag from the Japanese craft book that everyone has done on the internet. I will try to get a protype made soon to show you.

Sew Long for Now!

Sunday, September 24, 2006

Amy butler fabric

The fabrics I used for the Amy Butler bag and the Kona bag were from Fabric.com.

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Too huge bag

I love Amy Butler fabrics! This was supposed to be a mid sized shoulder bag but turned out too big (messenger bag size). But I love it.

A smaller tote bag using Kona Bay Asian fabric.

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Back to Bag Sewing

I haven't done any bag sewing in a few months. With the craft show season aproaching I have to get myself back in gear. Several years ago I bought Simplicity 5184. It is a pattern for making wristlets. This is view G. I cut it out last night and finished it this evening. It went together easily, but I want to do some altering of the pattern. I think making it about an inch bigger on all sides and adding a pocket type place inside for an ID would make this a better bag. This is my proto type. I like to make a bag in some old material to see how it goes together and what type of changes I want to make to it. Off to draft some changes to the pattern.

Sew Long for Now!

Found the pattern

Diana posted a comment and she found a BB Bag. Thanks for searching! The one I was searching for was produced by Tracey Brookshier and it too is a BB Bag. I found one source for it out of North Carolina.

I appreciate the help.

Saturday, September 16, 2006

Bebe Bag or BB Bag

At our ASG meeting earlier this week, one of our members showed two purses she made using a pattern she called the Bebe Bag. It is on the small size and has several pockets on inside as well as outside. I have been searching every where for this pattern. I sent her an email as I did not have time to talk with her afterwards and she is not sure where on the Internet she found it. The pattern is made by Tracy(?). I am still trying to get more information from her. But then I thought about all of the bagaholics here and thought perhaps some one may know of this pattern and source.

Will check back soon to see if there is a reply to my request. Thanks!