Axelle, 14, had wanted a bag for the beginning of the scholar year. But not just an ordinary one, a holdall bag with: a large holder strap, large handles, three inside pockets, each one adapted to a smartphone, transportations card and canteen card, to her keys and also a hidden zipped pocket!!! The specs being established and the choice of fabric made (leatherette of taupe color), all that was expected was for me to get to work…
I started from the tutorial « La poule », by adapting it to miss’s demands.
Bu I had a hard time with this one. I started by sewing the zipped pocket. Not a big deal you might think… not so sure…
Having made a too big slit, I put a piece of leatherette to the extremities so as to hide my error. Then I sewed the double of the pocket. I enjoyed what it looked like. Except that, when I assembled the double I realized I hadn’t assembled on one side but on the bottom of the bag. Grrrrrrrrrrr
All right there I go again… Pffff!! My second attempt was much better…The slit was of the right length and at the right place this time.
After all these setbacks, photos below.
The ones of my stupidity :
And those of the finished bag!
I am pretty proud of the results… That one I would really kept it for myself …
Axelle thinks it is « too beautiful » and so do her friends.
The bag comes with a square, doubled, coordinated case with a small pocket for a USB flash drive. The case was pretty much successful as well 😉
Axelle has two sisters who have their own case for the new school year. I will show them to you soon 😉
Here’s a little work … or rather a great work for Eline. If you see lots of kits, wallets and other accessories, I prefer to make clothes for my kids and those of others …
So this jacket was started in June and ended in September. After the photo shoot on a mannequin, I lengthened the sleeves because these kids grows too fast 🙂
I followed the pattern, I’ve just added a hood and some embellishment on the round neck, and along the buttonholes.
The set is made of coated cotton and cotton satin lining (MT). Pretty buttons are from our village’s haberdashery.
Initially, I had the idea to make her a small suitcase. But one day, after the school, she asked me if it was possible to order a pencil kit (same than Eline). I took this opportunity to make and offer her the object she really wants.
The kit is done with coated fabric, big enough, (25 cm) and doubled. Two small badges remind the fabrics used in plum tones.
In the back, a small patchwork of pretty fabrics.
For Kiki !
Kilian had his birthday few days before our son, and he is a big boy now, 11 years old. So I wanted to mark the occasion by making him a little homemade present.
It seems teenagers likes small bags to wear over the shoulder so I thought a customized bag could please him !The bag is made with black jeans, lined in electric blue cotton, embroidery is done on a circle of white felt. The strap is coarse.
Pattern is homemade, I tried two times to have a centered zipper
The embroidery can be find on the web, but I don’t remember when !
Eline has long legs, wondering who she looks like (perhaps her father :-))… and a wasp waist. The problem is to find a sweatsuit in which she looks like something else than a bag. Then after several catastrophic fittings in shops, I decided to make her a customized sweatsuit. And a sweatsuit that pleases to her father who has a sweatsuit phobia, who knows why 🙂
The young lady was happy, her daddy also…and our kitten also !