Monday, February 9, 2015

I've Been Sewing More Bags

Hi everyone! I'm happy to say that I've been very productive these days. I set myself the goal of getting the shop with at least 100 items and I'm really going for it. During January I just sold 1 bag on Etsy and now on February I already sold 4!! Isn't that cool! And last night I reached my 100th sale!! Woo Hoo!!

Let me show you the bags I've made. First an Uptown Bag (Pattern from Chris W Designs). I used a solid navy blue twill and a blue and white canvas print. On the inside I modified it to be simpler. The original pattern calls for a zipper pocket inside that divides the main compartment in two big sections and then two big slip pockets. I omitted the big dividing zippered pocket. Instead I left the main compartment simple with just a regular zippered pocket on one side and a big divided slip pocket on the other side. I used a metal "Handcrafted" label on the front from Emmaline Bags.

Then I also made this bag with the Owl Canvas Fabric and a Polka Dot Brown Canvas. I came up with this simple design to feature the owl on the flap. This one has an adjustable strap to use it as a shoulder bag or cross body bag. There are some darts to create a nice rounded bottom.There's a zippered pocket under the flap and also at the interior.

I liked the shape and design so much I made two more of these. They both are made with a black twill fabric and a canvas fabric for the flap. I used a thumb catch closure on the flap.

With all these bags I'm at 95 items at my shop. So I'm getting close to the goal. But since I hope I keep having a sale every now and then, let's see if I can reach my goal soon.

So let me get away from the computer to see if I have time for sewing today. I'll keep you all posted.

Happy Sewing!!


  1. Good for you, Norma. So productive! The bags are gorgeous as always.

    1. Thanks Marilyn. Soon housework will scream at me. LOL

  2. I like them all Norma, and I love your canva fabric, here I can't find that kind, just plain canvas.

    1. Thanks Lorena. I love printed canvas. Is a shame you don't have some available.