Tuesday, March 9, 2010

From the sewing room

Don't you just love those free tutorials that bloggers are kind enough to share? I found one last year that I wanted to try but it was an english translation from a German blog. I couldn't quite understand all the instructions. It was for a cosmetic bag that was made in fabric.
 I asked a good friend who is a whiz at sewing all sorts of things if she would kindly try to figure the instructions out. I'm happy to say she did and here is my finished bag.
It was very frustrating trying to figure out, especially the part where the zip ends go and it nearly got trashed. That's the time to walk away and come back later. Well I decided, it wasn't great but it wasn't worth chucking so I did the best I could to get it together and now I'm glad I didn't bin it. I won't be making another one I don't think.
The tutorial is here if you are interested and  there is a link for the english translation.
Other things I'm working on are not blogworthy at the moment so you'll have to put up with some sneak peeks.
What a tease, see you soon with what I'm playing with.

37 comments:

Andi said...

Define 'blog worthy'.
They look pretty blog worthy to me!!!
Andi :-)

Amelia said...

Love the bag glad you didn't bin it!

SandyN said...

Very cute.... well done. Can't wait to see what you are making.


Sandy N

Shirley said...

Janet,
You little tease! Such pretty fabrics. Like the bag and the contents.
Shirley.x

Sue-Anne said...

Yu did a great job on the bag and i am dying to see larger pics of your othr projects!

Bernadette said...

Thank you for pointing me in the direction of Candied Hexagons (I think) with your beautiful quilt, I can't seem to stop working on it!!! Oh and I love your DWR quilt, gorgeous.

Stina said...

Blog worthy??? ....:o) What a tease you are... loved everything you showed... cant wait to see somemore!! :o)

Christine said...

Love the bag, if you ever need to know something in the future let me know as I speak german ( came to Asutralia 26 years ago)

cheers
Christine

Kathie said...

the bag looks great! glad you kept going!!!!
Love the peeks ....
will be watching!
Kathie

Theresa said...

I love the bag, I have that same donut - thanks for the link. Your sneak peeks look delicious :)

Carol said...

Love the sneak peeks...I'll keep checking. Love the bag...you are a very brave girl!

alobsiger said...

Your sewing bag is adorable -- may have to wander over and give that tutorial a try because I just happened to have purchased some of that bird fabric just last week. I love the yellow Anna Maria Horner fabric with it -- such a pretty color. Thank you for the sneak peeks. That will get us by until we get to see more. ;-)

Stephanie said...

Glad you saved the pretty bag! Love the peeks...

Kaaren said...

The little bag is awesome, Janet. I cannot for the life of me get past my fear of anything with zippers so I have to admire it from afar.

The fabrics in your sneaky little peek are to die for. Can't wait to see your surprise!

Notjustnat said...

The bag looks great. Glad you didn't give up on it. Thanks for sharing the tutorial I might keep it for later - Hugs Nat

Lori said...

The bag is so cute janet!! I'm glad you saw it through till the end. Love your little donut of thread and basket blocks!!

Crispy said...

That bag is so darn cute!! You are such a darn tease sometimes LOL.

Crispy

wishes, true and kind said...

Ah, the persistence of a quilter! I'm so glad your friend was able to help you arrive at the fabulous finish! And, yes, you are a tease -- pretty fabric choices!

joan

Terrie Sandelin said...

Well, it LOOKS like a tough pattern. I'm impressed you soldiered on through! Definitely worth it. The fabric choices are lovely.

Cheryl said...

So happy you didn't give up that bag....so cute!!! Great sneak peeks...waiting for more :-)!

imquilternity said...

Your bag is lovely! I'm so glad you didn't trash it. It will be all that more special since it required extra patience! Thanks for sharing the tutorial...it looks like a nice-sized bag.

Thimbleanna said...

That little bag is cute as can be! And the sneak peek flowers -- can't wait to see them full-up!

Nedra said...

Very cute bag, especially with the "Frosted Donut" inside.

Sharon said...

Those zippers can be pesky! Looks good though, but I find some of these projects are so time consuming.

Janet said...

Very nice bag! It looks great! - especially with all those basket blocks inside :0) You must be getting close to having those all made.

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh very cool cosmetic/sewing case!!!!!

quiltingnana said...

the bag is cute...you underestimate yourself...can't wait to see what you are doing next

Julia said...

Janet,
You little tease! Such pretty fabrics. gorgeous bag !
everything you do is " blog worthy"..
Julia ♥

Dixie said...

The cosmetic bag is adorable - glad you hung in there and didn't chuck it. Can't wait to see your next project - hmmm, looks a little like Leanne Beasley??? Am I warm? :)

Deb said...

Hey Janet you have been amazingly productive as always. Can't wait t see what these previews turn into. Love the Klosjes but not going to join. I'm still trying to get a Joseph's coat start! I'm enjoying watching the progress though.

Robin said...

It may have been a pain, but the little bag turned out really cute! It looks like a perfect little on-the-go project bag. Very neat!

Dora, the Quilter said...

Love the fabrics in the projects in progress! Hmmmm--maybe I need to find some like those! Beautiful!

jilly said...

Love the fabrics your using. Looking forward to seeing it all.

Blessings, Jilly

Carrie P. said...

The bag is cute even though you had troubles with it.
Love the sneak peeks.

QuiltedSimple said...

lovely bag glad you didn't trash it. and the sneak peaks are wonderful - can't wait to see the whole thing
kris

julieQ said...

I am glad you persevered and did not trash the bad...it is great. Hey, now, is that fair? Sneak peekers??

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

I want more I want more I want more!