Sunday, July 20, 2014

My sewing adventures: make-up bags

The summer is in its prime, I love this time. Usually I do some redecoration at home and travel- we went to Turkey and Latvia. My handicraft is suffering, but the hands are itching :) I am thinking about a quilt (partially a quilt- I will show when it is complete) for our master bedroom and bead work,of course. For now, some sewing:

The gift for a relative, a warm hearted lady from Ventspils (I enjoy making/sewing gifts- as they are faster than bead work). My machine sewn  make-up bags are made according to this pattern: easy flat bottomed make-up bag free pattern. 

I used some beads, some sequins, ribbon and a button for decorating. I used a thin interfacing for both the outer and inner fabrics. The fabric was totally given to me, I mean a gift by my mum-in-law. ;D (It is pretty cool when you lay your hands on some free fabric) 

From the other side and the lining:
The front view:

The square bag tut is here: the square bag.

I would make something about the lining differently, I don't like that the sewing stitches can be seen, if you try, you will see

And here is the apron for another kind lady, from the same fabric:

 Here is some other sewing I have done:

From the other side (here I used some jeans scraps, an old unworn green shirt and its fabric belt):

Have you sewn anything during this month? Do you make something out of unworn clothes?

Some pics from my trip to Turkey- mainly flowers ;)