As already told I visited the Dutch Fabric Market last year with my sewing friends. While my fabric that I bought then is ripening my friend was quicker and sewed a shirt and a loop out of her fabric. The little left over pieces she gave to me as she knows that I like scraps for doing applications.
Seeing the scraps I immediately knew what to do with them – a small bag fitting to her new outfit. With the ready measurements of 19cm by 19cm it has room for a mobile phone, hankerchiefs and all the other small things that a woman needs for an outing. From my purchases last year I had some faux leather left that matched her fabric perfectly and so this little bag developed with the wonderful designs by FruBlomgren on a blank in-the-hoop bag by RockQueen – and of course with a motivational saying, as we hard working mothers need it from time to time. Thank God, greens are not my colours otherwise I might have kept that sweet little bag to myself.
At least I made up my mind and have the resolution that until the next market in Mai I will use one of my fabric for a dress or shirt and make myself a similar matching bag!
A woman can never have to many bags. Since I own an embroidery machine and tried for the first time an in the hoop made zipper bag I am doing zippper bags for every occasion. So I did one for my Continue reading “Bag in a Bag”
Such a wonderful golden autumn! When I was sewing a dress for myself in May I did not think that I would have so many opportunies to wear it this year. I rarely wear dresses but at a visit at the Dutch fabric market I had seen a panel that I immediately fell in love with: an Continue reading “Cat Dress”
A couple of days ago I told my adventure buying name fabric in America. A Week later I started to sew my first Siren-Tote (pattern by XOXO Lauren). As the fabric Continue reading “My first Siren-Tote”
It usually takess me some time until I stitch out a design that I bought. But with Halloween decorations starting and Continue reading “Halloween ballerinas”
A couple of months ago I discovered an interesting fabric design in America by Lisa Bee. She is printing on fabric names and dates indivual to the customers wishes in different colour combinations. So very pretty! Immediately I had tons of ideas for the children – bags in different sizes and clothing with accents made of name fabric. But Continue reading “Adventure DUANE”
At the beginning of October I visited the Dutch fabric market again with my friends – just as we had arranged a year before. Then it had been cold but this time we had wonderful warm and sunny weather and so we could enjoy all the wonderful stalls – a dream come true for all fabric lovers and sewists. You could not say that Continue reading “A Visit to the Dutch fabric market”