Monday, July 25, 2011

I also traced and cut out two pieces of fabric for the lining. I didn't use any interfacing on the lining. The bag will be hard to sew if I use the interfacing on the lining.
I made brown handles to have some contrast.
The kanzashi is then sewn onto the flap of the bag.
One simple kanzashi on the bag and the bag look sooooo unique!!!

Sewed the two pieces together and fixed the magnetic button onto the front of the bag. Made a 11/2" flap for the bag and attached the other side of the magnetic button.
Ironed the interfacing onto the wrong side of the fabric.
This was made and finished in about 2 hrs!!
This template was taken from one of the books I bought at Borders called Bags in Bloom.
I traced and cut two pieces from the interfacing.

Thursday, July 21, 2011


I bought this book from and really love it! Check out the kanzashi I made!! It is so sewing round the petal.... just folding a 3" square. The flowers will look pretty and sweet on any bags, quilts etc. Will make more when I have more time on my hands!!! LOL
As I will be staying with my cousin in Kuching and I thought I'll try and make her a bag to thank her for her hospitality. I hope she will like the kanzashi as I intend to embellish the bag with it.
Check out my reading glasses!! LOL

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

MY Bag!!

Finally, I've decided to make a bag for myself!! I will be going for a two day machine quilting course in Kuching next week. Made this bag so that I can put all the stuff I need for the course! The best thing about making a bag for oneself is that I can just about add whatever I want on it!! I made the flowers a few days ago and just decided to spend the whole of yesterday to make this bag. For info, the front of the bag has the flowers and the back, I've added the flowery fabric as a compartment for me to put my note book or papers in. The inside, I have made compartments for handphone, pens and my reading glasses...LOL My favourite thing for a bag to have is a key ring for car keys!! I think that is important because you do not want to have to rummage through your bag looking for them!!! OHHH.. my reading glasses just arrived today!! They are great.... now I can see the stitches so clearly...had a look at my applique project...ohhhhhhh some of the stitches are soooooo ugly!!!!! Ladies....don't wait to get them if you need them now!!!! hahhahaha