Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Patchwork Bags With Matching Wallet

After a slow start to February I'm now getting used to going to the gym and not coming back completely whacked. In fact quite the opposite, I'm full of energy and raring to go.

Friday I did the Spring cleaning in my sewing room becasue I just couldn't bare the mess any longer. On Saturday a customer came round to pick up a patchwork bag I'd made for her.

She went away and about an hour later phoned me to say she'd gone to visit her friend who saw her bag and wanted one as well as a wallet to match. With so much still to do and so little time to do it in I quickly set about making another one and a wallet and finished them yesterday. Pretty quick but I must admit that yesterday we had leftovers for lunch so it meant that I was able to sit and sew from morning till evening.

This is the wallet.

And this is the second bag. The same but with slight differences. The fabrics are the same but came out different in each block.

I used a plastic zip instead of the metal zip because I didn't have the brass coloured zip ends to match.

The back is also slightly different. I used brown stripes either side of the center panel because I'd finished the one like on the first bag.

Both bags had these cute roses embroidered on them.

Today I finished making two more wallets that had previously been cut out so I'll be showing you those tomorrow or the day after.

February is turning out to be quite productive after all.

~ Maria ~


  1. Wow, Maria!! These bags are so beautiful. I love all of the extra touches that you put into your bags...the beads, the embroidery, the quilting.

  2. Those are really pretty!!! I love the colors of the patchwork ;)

  3. Wow, Maria!!! This bag and wallet are beautiful! So much work! Lovely details and pretty fabrics choice.
    Have a fabulous week!
    Hugs from Portugal,
    Ana Love Craft

  4. I'm with Marilyn - you have a real eye for mixing and matching fabrics, and adding special touches!

  5. Maria ...this bag and wallet are georgeous! Love the fabrics and the colours, and what a great work with all those tiny beads! This gives it a vey special Look!
    Happy sewing day to you,

  6. Beautiful work Maria....GORGEOUS fabric choices!!!! Perfect stitching as always..........

  7. They are all lovely, the colours are very rich & warm.

  8. So happy that you're back in track sewing. It's so cool when a customer brings another customer. That means that they really loved what they got from you. Great bags! And the wallet is gorgeous! I was without electricity for a whole day and wasn't able to sew but I did cut and cut.

  9. Gorgeous, gorgeous patchwork bags, Maria!!! I just adore the colours.

  10. Lovely bag! I love the patchwork, and I really love the wallet!

    Navy Wifey Peters @ Submarine Sunday Link Party


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