Wednesday, December 31, 2014


The pattern for this cosmetic bag can be found on Etsy at Napkitten Pattern.  It is easy to follow, and the only problem I had was caused by using  foam. This made it  difficult when adding the binding, and the inside top and bottom pieces.   I'm not as yet experienced at using this product!  I've used it in bags and it's been great, but small pieces...well I need to learn a few tricks of the trade!

The owner of this Etsy Shop, Shannon was very helpful.  She was quick to reply to any questions!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014


This tote bag is just basic with no inner pockets, and  one large outer one.   My friend hinted she would like a bag with no pockets, something very plain, no closures, so this is what I came up with.  She had previously seen the fabric and loved it.  I could not, not add the front pocket nor add the grommet !!  I also quilted the bag and added a bottom insert, so the bag wouldn't sag.  I wouldn't mind having a whole bolt of this's absolutely beautiful!!

The fabric is by Katarina Rocella and can be viewed at her blog site HERE!  She is one amazing young woman! I ordered the fabric from Fabric Spark, a Canadian fabric store!

 Now looking at the bag, I see the grey fabric should have been lined up to match!  Too late!  I don't think my friend would be too concerned!!  I'll try to remember next time!  It's so soft, smooth, and.... squishy!   This is one of my favorites!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014


This little pouch is so cute, and would make a great stocking stuffer!!  The approximate size is about 3.5 long, 1.25 inches tall and 2.25 inches wide.

  I would really like to make a few more using Christmas fabric.  There's a  tutorial by Deby Cole on YouTube which you can find HERE or if you prefer a print out of the tutorial, visit  Sew So Easy. 

Thursday, December 11, 2014


 Bucket bags!  They seem easy enough to make!  I'd like to make one right now, as I like them so much!  There is a free pattern and an excellent tutorial to follow.  You can check it out HERE  
at Sew Mama Sew.... it's an  awesome site!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014


What a Wonderful Life is the theme of this can you tell?  I downloaded some pictures and then printed them onto fabric sheets.  They were then sewn onto the front and back panels of the pouch.   There's so many excellent pouch tutorials out there.

Monday, December 8, 2014


This is a larger pouch with a zipper closure, extra snap pocket, and two inner pockets.  There's enough room  for makeup, a brush and lotions. 

Wednesday, December 3, 2014



 Here's a great idea for gift simple to make!  You could use  transfers, appliques or whatever you like!  These little bags would be just right for candy,  or a small gift.  You can find the instructions HERE at Crafty Chicks.