Monday, 25 June 2012

'Anything' bags!

In this previous post I showed you some new designs I'd been working on for a make-up bag and a brush wrap.  I showed these off on Instagram (a phone app - I'm @sewrayme if you want to come and follow me) and instantly had a few orders! 

Here's one of my make up wraps in a different colourway -

This is the IKEA Rosali fabric in the blue colourway.  I think it looks amazing teamed with the red binding.  I also used a red and white polka-dot fabric inside -

This one is jet-setting off to Lanzarote on holiday with it's new owner!

I have also been making many different combinations of the make up bags, here are a few -

This is the same blue floral fabric, but teamed with a cute red and white striped lining.

Here's the white IKEA Rosali fabric.  The red gingham is also from IKEA and these fabrics go beautifully! 

I've also had a few orders from customers who decided to use their bags for different purposes - i.e not as make up bags!  Here are some photos from customers -

I love getting asked for custom items and this bag was made especially to be used in the sitting room - to go on the mantle piece above.  I was able to pick out some suitable fabrics, send a photo to the customer and she then chose her fabrics.  I think this one looks beautiful in its setting above! 

Another customer ordered hers specifically to hold her 'crochet on the go'!  Here's the white IKEA Rosali bag from above being used on the train :)

So pretty, even the wool matches the bag!

There's a bit of a crafting theme with these as this one is being used by the recipient to store their spools of thread in -

I love making these cute, versatile bags, I'll be making a few more which will hopefully make it into my Folksy or Etsy shops :)

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  1. Ooooh, these are all so gorgeous! I just love all the fabric combinations you've chosen. That white Rosali with the red gingham, and the blue Rosali with the red binding and red polka-dots - just gorgeous!! I'm gonna have to get down to Ikea - I've been wanting a visit for a while!
    Maria x

  2. I love these! The colours are gorgeous and go so well with the polka dot print. I will have to stop by Folksy this week as my daughter has this bedding x

  3. These are fab, I love the colour combos. Im making a fold up shopper at the moment as mine has given up the ghost, but am having trouble getting the lining to attach properly. :O(

  4. Wow well done getting them sold so quickly! the fabric combinations are lovely. I never find gorgeous fabrics like that at IKEA!

  5. Gorgeous! Fantastic fabric combinations!

  6. I love all these colour combinations! And those little bags are fab! I also love your little labels. I need to think about designing some sew-in labels, but I haven't got a clue how to go about ordering them.
    Happy weekend!

  7. Oh I do love your bags, you have an excellent eye for making just the right colour combinations


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