my new bag

A girl can never have too many bags and now that I know how to make them myself, look out!

I finished this bag in two 3-hour sessions at the workroom (great class!) and now I have a new carry-all. I wanted to keep the bag really basic so the exterior is a dark denim (sale at Fabricland) and the interior is plaid, but you can also use cute fabrics with coordinating patterns (I will try that next!).

If you want to give it a try the pattern is Birdie Sling Bag by Amy Butler.

June 01, 2010 by Alanna Banks

sewing class

Today I signed up for another sewing class at the workroom. This time the project is Amy Butler's Birdie Sling Bag. I just finished taking the Barcelona Skirt class and am very happy with how it turned out. I shortened it to above the knee and took it in a bit. I'm a very new sewer so I'm happy that it's actually wearable! If you're crafty or into sewing and quilting check out the workroom you won't be disappointed.

April 12, 2010 by Alanna Banks

eye candy

Amy Butler Design offers free patterns on her site which I love. I've made loads of these lavender eye pillows. Great gift idea and super cheap to make if you're tight on cash! Aren't they cute?

April 04, 2010 by Alanna Banks