Saturday, 26 May 2012

Jewellery Pouch

I've been itching to use my sewing machine more; I really want to have a go at making a bag and bought a book recently, but I'm already confused what with having to enlarge the patterns, selvedges,  warp & weft, bias binding and that's without making sure I get the right size fabric!! So I've settled on a simple jewellery pouch. There are loads of tutorials on the net and I adapted one to make this pouch. I used two pieces of fabric and some iron on interfacing.

I used a couple of images from The Graphics fairy and Imagenes Vintage and printed onto some linen from Craftycomputerpaper and cut around my spellbinders die then stitched onto the fabric first before sewing together with the lining.

I made the lace flower and added a pearl brad and snap to complete the purse
I really enjoyed making this and I'm sure I'll be making a few more before attempting the bag project as I'm still dithering over what fabric to choose.

Anyway enough waffle from me. Hope you all have a fantastic sunny weekend.

I am entering this for Brag Monday ~ The graphics Fairy

Happy Crafting XX 


Rebecca " The miss Haven " said...

Just gorgeouse :)Tfs !
Hugs Rebecca

Astrid Maclean said...

Beautiful Paula, love it! For a moment there I thought you had stamped those images, lo, I ma glad to here you use Graphicsfairy images etc also sometimes. No matter, the effect is great!
Have a good weekend!

Sue said...

It's lovely Paula. Very nostalgic and the image is perfect. What a great idea too and just in time for the holidays.

Deborah said...

Fab use of the Graphics Fairy image - you should submit it for her brag Monday!

Dots Dabbles said...

Hi Paula, I think you are so clever!!! This is absolutely gorgeous
Dot x

Dots Dabbles said...

Hi Paula, I think you are so clever!!! This is absolutely gorgeous
Dot x

Zuzu's Blog said...

beautiful... :) well done Paula.

May said...

Simply gorgeous.. so elegant and the soft tones are perfect.. Beautiful creation.. Hugs May x x x

Ann B said...

It's beautiful Paula and thanks for sharing how you did it - I may just have a go at something like this myself. Selvedges, warp, weft etc - it's all coming back to me from all those years ago when I was doing my 'O' level needlework, together with 'running plackets' and 'rise and fall seams'.

Ann B

Fliss said...

A totally gorgeous creation Paula and so beautifully decorated too.
Really must use my sewing machine more as well.
Just took delivery of some gorgeous image stamps from Happy daze too and can't wait to play.
Have a lovely weekend.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Paula Whittaker said...

truly beautiful...which I could do this style.

Dorthe said...

Thankyou for your lovely visit to my blog, -I`m glad you did also because ,now I can say hello to you here. Your blog is beautiful and filled with things so gorgeous, and all my style, so I have become a follower, and put you on my bloglist.
Greetings from Dorthe

Samantha Read said...

This is so beautiful Paula, it really does look like it's 100 years old, what you've achieved is marvellous, I think I'm allergic to anything needing a needle threaded, I so admire your creation. Congrats on all you new followers too :o)
Sam and Poppy xxx

Ana Márquez said...

It looks so gorgeous, Paula! It's so vintage and romantic! :-)
I'm so glad to be useful for you. Many kisses from Spain!

Vintage Collages


Katie K said...

Hi Paula,
This is stunning. Love the image, and the embellishments you added just the perfect match for the purse.
Have a wonderful weekend.

Daniele said...

this is so elegant just loving it Paula

Netty said...

Oh wow loving your gorgeous purse you are such a whizz with your beautiful designs and sewing machine. Although I haven't a clue what you were talking about re warps and wefts.... Just put me down as a xx

susanne said...

Gorgeous! Love your blog, thanks so much for sharing you beautiful art work.

Anonymous said...

Oh, Paula! This is absolutely gorgeous. It looks like a family heirloom. Beautiful, Beautiful!!!
Regards Florence xx

Redanne said...

Hi Paula, well you certainly made the right fabric choices for this beauty. The image is very pretty and I like your very professional job with the snap closing. I would not worry too much about warps and wefts yet, if doing what you like produces results like thislovely creation. Crafty hugs, Anne x

Anonymous said...

Beautiful ..1 I wish I could make something so beautiful and I would use This as a bag, absolute perfection in every detail. Hope you are managing well with the contacts, I still havent found my second pair yet most probably went in the bin !!


Valerie said...

This bag is the most beautiful work of art Paula, I'm in absolute awe!
Val x

Maria said...

Hi Paula, this caught my eye yesterday but didn't have time to comment. It is definitely one my favourite creations of yours - it's absolutely beautiful, and where did you get that lace, as it's gorgeous!

Maria x

Shirl said...

Your work is fabulous Paula another stunning bag.

I have my MIL to thank for teaching me how to sew and read patterns many years ago. All was confusing to me also until she explained and like everything, once shown, it became very easy.

Sew (lol) persevere sweetie all will become clear and then you will wonder how you thought it was so hard.

Hugs Shirley x x

Lucy Edmondson said...

Glorious, Paula! I am running out of superlatives for your gorgeous creations,

Lucy x

Annie said...

Hi Paula this is gorgeous What a fabulous creation. TFS Annie :)

Rhissanna said...

This is really sweet. I love the lace that6 peeks out from under the flap and you chose a perfect graphic. I'm new to this printing on fabric lark, so I'm eager to see new ideas.

New follower.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

I'm missing words, that's a beautiful piece of art.

hazel said...

This is so beautiful Paula.
xxx Hazel.

ghanya said...

This is really an amazing piece of art!!