I have a big thing about carrying a classy looking purse.  I want my bags to be leather (or vegan leather) with no pattern.  Don’t get me wrong, I went thru a Vera Bradley phase back in the day, but I find that a nice leather bag with clean lines in a good neutral can…

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Do you ever have one of those days where you’re working on a project and do something completely stupid that you know better than to do? I had one of those last night. I wanted to make myself up a zipper pouch for my purse, and settled on some scrap tablecloth vinyl for the outside…

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I recently purchased some fabric from Sarah Watts‘ August Line for Cotton+Steel with the intention of making a bag, but didn’t know what bag I wanted to make. I ended up deciding on the Betty Bowler Bag from Swoon Patterns and pairing the lion prints with Kona Cotton in Corn Yellow (I think – I…

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If you’ve stopped by the blog in the last couple of days, you’ll have seen that I’ve taken a bit of a break from my quilting projects to sew up a new top. I’m also working on another non-quilt project.  I’m currently in the process of making the Betty Bowler bag from Swoon Patterns. I’m…

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Finished Projects I broke out of my quilting rut and made a bag for my sister’s birthday over the weekend. I’m really pleased with how it came out. Finished Flimsys: I haven’t done anything with my finished quilt tops. There are still 4 of them ready for quilting. Those are the Communique quilt, Double Exposure…

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I’m super excited that I finished a project this weekend. About a month ago, my sister saw my Aeroplane Bag by Sew Sweetness and wanted to know where I got it, because she wanted a similar bag for school.  When I told her that I’d made it, she asked if I would make her one,…

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This bag is yet another variation on the Michelle Patterns Pleated Wristlet.  It’s made from my enlarged template, sans pleating. The exterior of the bag is made from lime green sheepskin leather and raw silk.  The lining and detailing on the exterior are made from 100% silk. My favorite part of the bag are the…

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Purse Palooza is going on right now, and today I’m sharing my review of the Michelle Patterns Pleated Wristlet. I made 3 versions of the bag.  Two are using the included pattern pieces and a larger version with enlarged template pieces. Stop by the Sew Sweetness website to check it out, and sign up to…

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Last week I showed you all the Sew Sweetness Aeroplane Bag that I made.  It’s a super great bag with an easy to follow pattern.  I’ve currently got all my workout stuff in it, so I can just throw it in the car and change to go for a run during lunch.  The only problem…

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