This was a fun bag to test!
Here is another bag I tested for sewsweetness. f.
This pattern is a little more of a basic bag to the untrained eye but one of my favorites. It has 3 pockets on the front, that are tight so things won’t fall out too easily. 1 pocket on each exterior side which is wider at the bottom and narrow at the top so they are also fairly secure. The tops of the pockets have a beautiful trim detail. Inside are 3 more large pockets, one zippered, and a key chain clip. I used fabric from Joel dewberry’s new line, Notting hill. This bag is for sale here. velocity bag on etsy
I am one of the many lucky pattern testers for a pattern creator called sewsweetness
This specific pattern was a lot of fun but a bit daunting to start since I have never paper pieced before but it is always fun to learn something new, and this one specifically turned out beautiful! This sunrise clutch is a beautiful and creative design!
Here is my version, and the first paper pieced sewing I ever did.
With inset zipper and detachable strap. More details here. .
I have now made quite a few of these adorable diaper bags with an extra feature, detachable back pack straps! Yes, that’s right! You can have a messenger bag, over the should, adjustable straps, lots of pockets etc… But then what happens when your baby wants to be carried? Put your bag on your back and then you have your hands free for what really matters!
I make these with embroidery so your bag is your own unique one of a kind, whether it’s a design you like or a name?
There can be 2 side pockets on the outside, great for sippy cups and bottles. One large back pocket to store the changing mat, papers, or soiled clothes/diapers.
There are also styles for Dada!
Since getting my own iPad, I decided to venture in making cases for tablets and readers. I have several different styles. Some are tablet keepers with a Velcro closing belt that can be turned inside out and propped up as a stand. These keepers have a hard insert inside to keep the form stable so that it stands on its own and doesn’t slide under the weight of the e-tablet. This also works to be a hard cover protective layer for your electronic. I can make a pocket for your tablet so it is extra protected without the worry of sliding out, or for the stylus, keyboard, or notes. On the opposite side is either elastic a or fabric corner pockets, or both, to keep your stylus in place while propped up standing. The style is both practical and beautiful!
My other style is a case, or sleeve, with a kisslock closure. This is a new and stylish way to make a padded and protective sleeve for your tablet. The sizes vary depending on the metal frame. I have a 6″ frame which holds minis, kindles, nooks, and small tablets up to size 5 1/2″. The 8″ holds iPads and other tablets up to size 7 1/2″ but it is too tight for any keyboards or protective covers. I also have a 9″ frame which will be roomy enough for the keyboard, and I have a 10″ if you need more room? These are usually about 12″ long (the larger version), so that your tablet clears the metal part of the kisslock frame. I usually like to decorate these with a ruffle or flower which is nice to look at. Anther fabulous option is the detachable chain. If you feel it would be more practical to store it in a hanging position, or to carry it around by a strap, then that option is always available in this style.
My newest items, and so much fun to make! These are some adorable wallets that are both practical and stylish. I immediately made one for myself and have been using it all the time! Mine is the blue one with the pretty flower, but I have lots of colors in chevron print fabric so there is a variety available! Another new product I have been making are iPad cases and stands!