January 2014: Birthday bag for Amanda.

Its now January, and the stress that was happening at work has calmed down, and i’m starting to feel better about things. Christmas is over and I once again have some spare time to think about sewing and what I’m going to make.

One of my best friends is about to turn 40 and I want to make her a bag. I have some lovely new fabric from the fabulous Fabric Yard, and I’m itching to make something with it. So this will be perfect for my new project. I think I bought 2 metres of the stuff and its quite wide too so I have masses. I will get loads of bags out of this.  YAY!


Exif_JPEG_PICTUREExif_JPEG_PICTUREExif_JPEG_PICTUREExif_JPEG_PICTUREExif_JPEG_PICTUREIt takes me quite a while to decide exactly how I want the bag to look. This is my thing, I use simple shapes, but I take a lot of time to think about exactly where to place the patterns and how the fabric will work with the overall appearance of the finished item, whether its bags or clothes. And I always use the best fabric I can find and afford.


Love the teacups and teapots.



When making bags, I think the inside is just as important as the outside and like to use gorgeous fabrics for the lining. It makes me happy when I see a great pattern when I open my bag.


Choosing the placement of the pattern layout for the bag can make or break the outcome of the overall appearance.  I love how different the fabric looks once its made into a bag. And I really enjoy the process and seeing how it all comes together.

  1. Amanda Combes

    Yay, that’s my bag and I love it, love it, love it! Thank you sweetie xxx

  2. You are welcome. Always a pleasure making things for you as you are always so enthusiastic and complimentary. xxx