Friday, October 22, 2010

My first clutch

I have been experimenting on different patterns, fabrics and interfacing in making bags. It is still a work in progress but finally I managed to produce an acceptable (by my standards) clutch. As usual I prefer lining to hide in imperfect stitching but this time I used a cotton flower print. I did not make a zipped compartment as I usually would.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Beaded bobby pins - a quick project

I wanted to do something simple while I figure out how to complete my latest project, a clutch. So I dug out an old Klutz book my mom gave my sis. She bought it in the US and at that time both of us had a lot of fun making our own clips. I used the beads I have in my stash and walla...

I haven't yet attempted the difficult ones and so there are more to come...

The original book. Apparently Klutz is no longer selling them :(

Saturday, October 2, 2010

More Sling Bags To Cure Boredom

Made this yesterday. Used pyjamas striped materials as the main fabric. The flap was designed with my cats as inspiration. 'Silhouette of cat looking longingly at the stars and moon'. Inside the flap is a zipped compartment. And inside the bag there is a small pocket. Initially there was supposed to be another zipped compartment but I don't know why everytime I sew the zippers it ended looking ugly. After my 4th attempt I decided to scrap the zip and put a pocket instead. Note: This bag is sold today to my friend Chew Ping. Thanks for liking it (updated 3.10.2010)

This bag is almost similar except that it is a bit bigger (by about 2 inches in width). 2 zipped compartment - one inside the flap and one in the bag itself. The flap design is inspired by the fabric itself.

Who did I make the bags for? I have no idea.... As I mentioned, the process was boredom therapy