Monday, July 5, 2010

Make it monday #1

 Hey all! Welcome to Make It Monday!
Today's tutorial is based off a bag I've made to sell on etsy (you can check out the finished bag here for sale on etsy), but today I'll go through it step by step so you can make it yourself!
 Note: If sewing this by machine, when sewing the sides together to so with the right sides facing each other, & machine stich together. If sewing by hand, use a blanket stitch in a decrative thread colour (the same colour as your contrast colour) to sew them together (here's a handy video tutorial for it!). You may also want to hem the top of the bag (with an allowance of 1 cm - this means fold 1 cm of fabric over, pin, and sew together) before sewing the straps on.

Note: Again, either machine stitch or blanet stitch the straps along each edge of the strap to the bag.
Voila! You have your own handmade tote bag! Post pics of your own in the comments!
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Much love,

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Quick update

Hrrmf, my laptop is dying. Letters keep falling off the keyboard and now it takes about 10 finger smashes to get the k to work. That sentence was really hard to write with that problem!

An awesome blog I'm loving - Things We Forget. With cute illustrations and insightful pieces of advice, which the author puts up around cities in their travels, this is one to keep an eye on.
One recent note:

Stay tuned, tomorrow I'll be posting a tutorial on how to make - I'm undecided - a cute patterned skirt or a little purse? I'll figure it out and tomorrow you'll get to see it!

Lots of love!