Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Carried Away part 6!

It’s a new month, new year and time for the last Carried Away pattern! This month we have the awesomeness that is the honeysuckle hobo by Blue Calla Patterns
If you love bigger bags with loads of pockets this bag is going to be your new favourite! I was in need of a new work bag so I dug into my precious out of print Tula stash for one of my favourite Moonshine prints.. Deer me in indigo which went fabulously with my charcoal grey cork and gunmetal hardware.
Honeysuckle is 15.5” wide x 8” high x 6.75” deep and has two external zippered pockets. One large zippered pocket is on the front with the other on the side of the gusset. These handy pockets deserved my sumptuous bringberry hardware metal zippers and pulls.. they not only look fabulous but glide open and closed as smooth as a hot knife through butter!
For a pop of colour I used one of Tula Pinks AllStars Pompom prints inside all of my pockets and throughout my interior.
I just love how my honeysuckle turned out.. so much so I claimed her as my new bag. I have her fully loaded up and have been thoroughly enjoying using her for the last few weeks now. I can even fit my tea flask in her standing up.
My cork as usual came from , large gunmetal rings and snap hooks from and those sumptuous zippers from
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Monday, January 14, 2019

Carried Away part 5!

I suddenly realized I hadn’t posted photos of December’s Carried Away Pattern here on my blog! Unfortunately I was poorly last month and wasn’t able to complete November’s pattern in time but as soon as I do I’ll share it with you all. December’s pattern is the gorgeous Frankie Hamdbag Tote by Swoon Patterns. She is a roomy tote with a super handy double pocket on the outside,. one for your phone behind the flap and another under the flap.

I made mine with an ivory white and black cork exterior and one of my favourite black and white prints inside.. clear skies by Tula Pink. As I really wanted to use my u-shaped strap connectors I widened my straps just a little from the 1” suggested in the pattern but kept them the same length. 
To fasten Frankie closed I used my simple and elegant rectangular twist lock and added hardware to my sides to clip the optional shoulder strap to. You can fasten Frankie closed either cinched in with the inner strap fastened or leave the inner strap unfastened for a bit more room.

Stay tuned for January’s bagthat comes out tomorrow!

Monday, October 15, 2018

Carried Away part 3!

I don’t know about you but I’m loving having a new bag to make every month! The anticipation & excitement waiting for the 15th of the month to see what this months Carried Away pattern collective bag is going to be.. then the thrill of pulling out fabrics and hardware from my stash to see what works best and then sewing it.. it’s all soo much fun! 

This month did not disappoint - the Carter messenger bag by Swoon is another fabulous everyday useful style. It’s a medium size bag approx 12” wide x 9” tall x 5” deep and the inside has two compartments separated by a zippered pocket. It has a carry handle, detachable shoulder strap and various options for fastening closed.


I made a couple of changes.. I used little clip connectors instead of d rings for my shoulder strap swivel clips to clip into. I made my detachable strap from a 2” wide strip the width of my cork fabric so it gave me slightly longer length of 27” by 1” wide strap.  I used a bit of stiff stuff (it’s like a slightly lighter weight Peltex) in my flap and bottom and put foam interfacing on my front and back panels rather than the fleece as I wanted it to have a bit more structure. 

I can't wait to see what month 4's bag will be! Oh and incase you're wondering what fabrics I used for my Carter.. I used Tula Pink Zuma - Seabloom in Aquamarine and dark brown espresso cork for my exterior with Tula Pink Zuma - White caps in Aquamarine for my interior and I have the full line of Zuma in stock available to purchase on the website by the half yard too!