Sunday, 5 September 2010

Crafty Sunday # 14

It seem ages since I did a crafty Sunday post, I have certainly missed a few of late..

This week I have some bags to show you..

I am a big fan of the messenger bag, which is ideal for me as it leaves me 'hands free' to manage children and pushchairs etc..

I have made numerous messenger bags, such as these..

    But I was really after making one with a flap, which I felt would be a bit more secure for when I had my purse and phone in my bag..

I came across this great tutorial by Larissa at Mmmcrafts she is the same talented lady that had the tutorial for the Molly Monkey doll that I made as presents this week...

So here is the first one I made which was for Freya, I really like this Michael Miller 'Peace' collection fabric, and Freya was made up with it, I also made her a zippered pouch to keep her DS in and a little diddly drawstring bag to pop the games in to...

She loved the fabric so much I even made her a new pump bag for PE from the left over fabric..

This fabric came from Celtic fushion fabrics  I made all of the above from a £5.90 mini cloth stack. bargain !

After using Freya's as a test I made this one for myself....

It is perfect and even has pockets inside for my phone a purse...


  1. Wow they're really good and what a bargain!!

  2. Maria I just tried the link for the softie swap and it's not working! Can you let me have the details as it looks like fun!!

  3. Very nice bags Maria, I have made a couple of messenger bags with the flap and they are great .Nice job!

  4. Looks great, they all look great.

  5. love the purse and the union jacks, superb xx

  6. I just love your new bags so much. I really must make myself one one of these days. But the list of what I want to make keeps growing! Love that fabric for Freya's bag. Is it a patchwork look fabric?

  7. What a lovely bag - you are so clever and have such an eye for putting different fabrics together.
    Have a happy week.
    Beverley x

  8. I've had my eye on that tutorial for a while too. Now it's definitely on my to do list! Bags look great. Juliex

  9. oh I love that peace fabric, Freya is one lucky girl, how good will she look at school this week ! love your bag too x