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Monday, May 7, 2012

Granny Bag

Yay, I made a bag for the very first time. Although I have sewn several sofa and bed covers, I have never made a handbag. I borrowed from the library a bag sewing book, Carry Me by Yuka Koshizen. The bags in the book are beautiful but there are only 4 patterns attached inside. The rest are on the book with very tiny print but this granny bag is very simple to make and doesn't actually need a pattern. I cut directly from the fabric using a sewing board. The only difficult part of the project is attaching the handles and top bands. I'm happy with the way my very first bag turned out.

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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Circle Skirt

I've decided to have another blog for all my DIY projects. The circle skirt I made a few weeks ago is a practice on a very small remnant fabric. For the waist I used 3-inch wide garter. It came out a bit shorter than I would have liked but still wearable at home. The pattern I followed is here. I'll post detailed instructions and more photos for my next projects.

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