Saturday, April 21, 2012

Sew Sew Saturday

I happened to stumble upon Karen from Sew Many Ways' blog early this evening, and she has a post about Sew Sew Saturday...I cheated a little....I was planning on sewing tonight anyway, but by commenting on her post, it meant I had a bit more incentive to finish some things, and post them!

 First up I made this cute wee patchwork gift bag, tutorial can be found here.  I decided to make mine fully patchwork, but the tutorial has instructions on how to do it with a plain back as well as how I did mine.  Doesn't really take all that long to make.  I've even made a mental note (well written actually, as I've printed the tutorial off, and have noted it on that) to keep an eye on directional fabrics!
 The following is another free tutorial, that you can find here.  Personally I think the tutorial is a bit hard to follow, but probably clear as mud for all you 'veteran' not so much!  I ended up kind of winging it in the I couldn't work out what 3/5 and 2/5 in the tutorial meant lol
For the pink I made the cuts at 5 & 1/2", adding in a 1 & 1/2" strip each time and rotated the fabric square as stated in the tutorial.  For the dark grey, I made the cuts at either 8" or was it 8 & 1/2" and used 1 & 1/4" wide strips.  Lots of getting up and down to move between the ironing board, cutting mat and the sewing machine, but went together fairly quick once I'd worked out that I was going to fly solo hee hee hee.

Close up of the centre where it looks more like it's woven.  Might try this again in multi coloured strips....would you like that?


  1. Wow, you've been a busy little owl....I'm making a dilly bag at the moment which is nowhere near as cute as your patchwork one....well done Nomes!

  2. What a sweet bag! I found you from Sew Many Ways. I didn't get any sewing done today, hopefully tomorrow. Have s good weekend!

  3. Love your ribbon block Nomes. I checked out the tute link and get what what you mean about the /5's. I understand it but for me to do it would require math calculating, so I much prefer your winging it idea, not so wearing on the brain, lol.

  4. Love the drawstring bag Naomi and the block also. Loads of possibilities with both these projects. I too saw Karen's post just didn't have time to do any sewing. Come next Saturday the computer is going off. LOLL


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