Unfortunately the MacBook does not play nice with Picasa - it duplicates photos, and I have no idea how to consistently upload them. Grrr. Oh well, I think I have it sorted now, but it is not at all intuitive . . . . . any top tips from other MacBook users would be appreciated!
Now back to the normal programming . . . . . Recently I have had quite a blast making pouches, wallets and handbags, so let me share with you!
First up are a couple of wallets and I bought the pattern from Etsy, here.
It is a quick and easy pattern, and very effective. The first one I made is the one on the top, made out of two Amy Butler FQ's. I used co-ordinating plastic snaps (Babyville from Fabricland) and I was slightly off centre with the print . . . . meh. Can't get excited about that!
The second one is made out of 2 FQ's by 3 Sisters for Moda and is called Atelier. I LOVE this fabric - and bought it from Hamel's at the recent Creative Stitches show.
There are three pockets in the wallet - perfect for a few coins and/or cards. They are quite small, about 4.5" x 3.5" x 1.5", and are a quick and fun make. I think that would be perfect 'card holders' for gift cards this Christmas . . . . . just saying!
Next up was a Clobird Fiona folding wallet that currently resides in my handbag! I got the pattern from Craftsy, and this is also made out of some Amy Butler FQ's. The design is very clever, and uses some thick stabilizer that is added after stitching - it makes for a much easier sew, and looks very professional - well, I think so!!!
I am making another one for the mother of one of my work colleagues, it will be in black and red . . . . I wish I could use patterned fabric but I really don't want to argue with an elderly Scottish lady!
And then I made another Swoon pattern - this time it was the Coraline - a fun little clutch, fully lined with a recessed zip:
I've not tried recessed zips before, and this was on a curve as well, so it was good to learn a new technique - I certainly need to practice more though, the zip was a little wavy!
Finally, I also have some dressmaking fabric on the table waiting to be cut out. I see a Tina Givens 'Patricia' skirt in my near future, I've kind of lost my sewing clothing mojo, so making these cute wallets works out nicely for me!
What have you been sewing? Is your Autumn sewing coming along well?