Monday, 28 May 2012

Custom Built Purse - Finishing Touches

At this point, I have almost completed my bag. All that is left to do is to join the inside of the bag to the outside. The technique I have decided to use is to join the top edges, and cover the unfinished edges with bias tape for a neat and tidy look.

Thursday, 24 May 2012

Custom Built Purse - Making the Cover Flap

To make the cover flap for your bag (my bag is a messenger bag), measure the length that you would like your flap to be. I measured from where I will be attaching it on the back, over the top opening (which the flap will cover) and down to the point I would like the flap to end on the front.

Monday, 21 May 2012

Custom Built Purse - Making the Bag Strap

To make the strap for your bag, cut out two strips of fabric, twice the desired width of your strip, and to the desired length. I cut my strips 2” wide by 48” long. Cut out fusible interfacing the same length and width as your strips, or purchase strap interfacing (I purchased Clover Create-A-Strap with Nancy).

Friday, 18 May 2012

Something Fun and Easy for Spring

I’m sure most people have made these as kids, or a really hot day at the office. They are really simple to make, you simply take a piece of paper and make a number of folds in the paper. At the end, it sort of resembles an accordion.

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Baby Shower for Melissa

Recently, my friends and I planned a shower for our friend Melissa. She is due at the beginning on June. I figured I would show off some of the photos of the super awesome cake that we made, as well as some of the food that we slaved over to make.