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...

9 comments:

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

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  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!!

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

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  4. Looks great, they all look great.
    love
    Lyn
    xxx

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

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  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?

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  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

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  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

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  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

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