Thursday, January 04, 2007

On with the sewing…..

I have pictures of one more finished Christmas that I made. This bag is for my 21 year old youngest sister Amber in Florida (Unlike the step sister here in MI, this sister actually likes me).
Front View

I am really happy with the way this bag came out. I started out with the pattern from Sew Simple Magazine & tweeked it. I like my version much better. So I now have the “Amber Joy” Messenger Bag. In case you haven’t noticed the trend in the bag patterns that I have been coming up with over the last couple months they are getting their names from various family members. I kind of like it. Maybe one day I will have one printed for sale. I can dream right?
Back View
Ok so what I did was totally change how I constructed it, added pockets, and changed the dimensions.
Inside Pocket

I love the fabric. Which usually isn’t my thing but with the solid black & white trim I think that is has a “neat” look to it. Then you notice that the pattern is of skulls & cross bones. By the way the fabric came from Joann’s in case anyone is interested. I also made a little zipper bag to go with it. I filled that with little goodies. Check out the skull & bead zipper pull! I have had that little skull in the o’bead stash forever & didn’t know what to do with him. Perfect!


I have also finished my mom’s gifts & just need to photograph them. I love the way her’s turned out as well. More to come……

10 comments:

capello said...

that is so cute! in a skull kind of way, of course.

LLA said...

So totally kewl. (or is that "sew totally kewl"? Do you see what I just did there???)

What's funny is that I saw the skulls first thing - just love them. Secretly, I am a wannabe Goth grrrrl....

Patricia said...

That is a great bag. I especially like the little zipper bag, the zipper pull is really cute.

stacy said...

I absolutely love this bag!!! And the zippered bag with the skull bead is great! I bet this present was a hit with your sister (I also loved how you added the labels to everything). I can't wait to see the rest of your gifts.

kimberly said...

Your bag is sooo great. You do fabulous work. I adore the skulls. Too cool. I bet she'll love it.

Kimberly said...

That was me-
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beki said...

That's so cool! I'm sure your sis loved it.

bekka said...

very cool bag. i bought that skull print fabric in red but haven't used it yet. i thought i'd make DH a bandanna to use how he wishes.

Raesha D said...

I love this! I love Sew Simple magazine...lots of cool stuff. I didn't even SEE the skulls! I just thought it was a nice black floral:):)

Fiona said...

Love the bag style and fabric and expecially the skull embellish.
I'm sure your sister will appreciate it, it's from you !!!