Sunday, 23 April 2017

craft bags tablet pouch

I have been busy making some craft bags,    I made the original one a few years ago, the instructions were shared at the YMQG but I did not have the correct foam stiffener on the original.

Helen has chosen the pink cat one   I am not getting the lining right   it seems too big for the bag though have done it as the instructions said.  Helen plans to use it for hairbrush, straighteners etc as she does not sew or do any crafts



The next one is or Catherine who does glass painting and various other paper type crafts   she makes the most beautiful cards    has great imagination  and also does encaustic art.  Have not given this to her yet but she does not read my blog so can share the photo.  The lining is still too big!



This one I have done for myself,  love the fabric used and went back to Hobbycraft  and managed to fins some more    reduced to £6.50 so bought some for my stash. I made this lining a bit smaller    yes you are right it is now too small but there is seam allowance I can let out but will live with it as it is for now.


Will make one for Sal if she wants one once she has seen her Mum`s     she will probably want a black one  how boring that will be,  plan to make her a black and white quilt with touches of red for her 21st in 2019 as she also likes red.

I have now sourced and received a roll of car headliner   which is more or less the same as bosal but is not iron on.   A great deal cheaper too though had to purchase 5 metres which is 60" wide     will have to make plenty to use all that up!  The roll cost £24.99

The winter solstice BOM is coming along well 18 blocks done now.  Not sure how this is going to work out as the blocks vary in size,  bit of a mishmash as once again using odd bits instead of breaking into my fabric stash. Did use the turquoise from the stash for the big block I really must start using up some of the metre and half metre fabrics I have   I dare not tell you how much I have got!



At the LMQG on 15th Alex shared a lesson on FPPing,  I did manage to make one economy block and will try and do some more but it really does confuse me.  Have taken a photo but can`t find it.

Looking through things made in the past I came across a pouch which it is exactly right for my tablet,  think it was made around 2000 when the Maderia show was still going and the embroidery group I was in were asked to exhibit at the show,  it was a great time we had, 5 of us in the group produced a large variety of makes.


That`s all for now.



37 comments:

Anita said...

You made some beautiful craft bags, Margaret! Yes, I have exactly the same feeling, the lining always seems to big.

Joy from Days Filled With Joy said...

The bags are lovely! It is a hassle when the lining doesn't quite fit.. but I am sure once there is stuff in them it won't be a problem. I've got a few bags that I wanted to make and got distracted... need to get back to them! xx

Nana said...

How I love those bskets! Great.

Nana

Linda said...

Your baskets are great! Have you worked out how many of them you can make from your 5m? LOL.

Jo said...

When I make these sorts of bags I make the seam allowance on the linings a little bit bigger. Then when I attach the lining to the outside I might have to stretch it a bit but that seems to work well.

Jo said...

Oh... the winter solstice quilt will blend in once you choose a joint fabric to get them into one top. It will look great. You have done more than me. I haven't sewn anything these last few weeks.

Mary Ellen said...

You have been so productive. I love the baskets. Sometimes it takes making a few before you get their proportions correct. Anyway from the photos I can't tell that the linings are either too big or too small. They look perfect to me.

Queeniepatch said...

Great bags! Black might be boring to sew, but Sal will love to have a black bag. How about a bit of colour in the lining?

Monica said...

All the bags are so pretty, Margaret. I love the fabrics you chose! I agree with Queenie there, a print lining in Sal's black bag could be gorgeous. Maybe something black and white? Also, crisp white piping is very sharp. Anyway, it's all looking good!

Martha said...

I love those craft bags, you've been really busy!!! One of these days I plan on spending some time on bag making. I have so many patterns but not enough time to play!!

PaulaB quilts said...

Your bags are so colorful and in the pics the lining looks fine. I'm sure you will get it right as you keep at them. So nice for gifts. Your blocks are going to fit somehow. You always have a clever solution for combining them. The tablet pouch is really special with the beading on the flap. Use it and enjoy it.

SUSSEXMOUSE said...

Your bags look perfect to me. I would love to try Bosal. Bags that stands up would be very useful. Your chosen fabrics suit your bags perfectly.

SewLittleToSay said...

The bags are lovely and with 5m of headliner you'll be able to make lots more!

Gaia said...

Your bags are lovely, and can be used for carry many things. You have also done lots of patchwork, they look great.

Raewyn said...

Your bags are lovely - always good to change the fabric around and get different looks! If I remember I make my lining ever so shorter as my linings seem to come out baggy as well! You've got a good range of solstice blocks there - it will be interesting to see how they come together!

Jillian said...

The bags are great, Margaret. They stand up so well.you'll have the lining perfect by the time you finish up your supplies! I really like the pouch - it's lovely and will be so good to look at every day.

Createology said...

You have been quite the sewing lady with all those great useful bags. I think the lining gives them a bit if character. Excellent gifts for all on your lists. Perfect Tablet sleeve you created. Fabric stashes are such a comfort to those of us who sew. Happy Spring Dear...

Jane Galley said...

Love the bags, and they have so many uses, lots of lovely fabric choices

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Such cute pouches Margaret.

Sarah said...

Nice fabrics you have used for your bags! I have bought myself some bosal because everyone was raving about it, but not sure what to do with it now! Your little tablet pouch looks great too.

Staci said...

LOVE your bags! Each one turned out really well.
Your BOM is very nice! How big is that last block?
It looks huge!

Benta AtSLIKstitches said...

The bags are great! I'm not a fan of FPP, foundation fabric and EPP is fine, but FPP is too much hassle!

Celtic Thistle said...

5m of the headliner fabric will keep you in bag making supplies for a long time to come Margaret! Getting the lining size right is very frustrating, isn't it? I tested a pattern for a bag designer where the lining was a completely different shape at the sides. I did ask if that was what it was supposed to be like in my feedback and was assured that it was!!

Annet said...

Such pretty bags!

Diana @ Red Delicious Life said...

Those craft bags are fantastic!

Deepa said...

Lovely bags!! Your bag is my favorite too :)

Susan Hook said...

All your bags are lovely, made with such nice materials!

Séverine said...

Your bags and your pouch are beautiful

Kate @ Smiles From Kate said...

Lovely bags, I think the pink one is my favourite. Linings can be so fiddly and so tricky.

Pam @Threading My Way said...

All the craft bags look fabulous, Margaret. The pockets inside are a really good idea.

Radka said...

Great bags, Margaret :-)
Good that you kept your pouch!
Have a good weekend,
xx

Anita said...

Beautiful bags/baskets and lovely fabrics too.

Ann said...

Handmade bags are always lovely. I drool over everyone's but have yet to make one myself. Although I did make a bunch of grocery bags. You're very talented.

crafty cat corner said...

Missing you, hope you are ok
Briony
x

Mia said...

I love your bags!!!

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KaHolly said...

Love those project bags! You know, I often have trouble with the lining on any bag being just a little too big.