If you follow me on Instagram, you will know that I had a very “pouchy” week. By which I mean that I have been sewing pouches.
And today, I shall attempt to teach you how to make one of these DIY corner tab pouches!
Mickey: Good dags. D’ya like dags?
Mrs. O’Neil: Yeah, dags.
Tommy: Oh, dogs. Sure, I like dags. I like caravans more.
This gem of a dialogue is from Snatch (2000, Guy Ritchie). Brad Pitt plays Mickey. I giggle like a loon whenever I recall that exchange. I also repeat said exchange in my head whenever I see photos of the many bags I’ve made/sewn. Instead of “dags,” though, the line in my head is “D’ya like bags?” So what I’m saying is I giggle like a loon whenever I see said photos of my bags.
I’m doing it right now. Because, well:
Most of these I made early in my blogging life. Most were commissioned pieces but some were for personal use (e.g. the vintage-y floral satchel one, 3rd photo from the bottom, rightmost column). And some of these I have written tutorials for (PIANO BAG, DOTTED RECTANGULAR BAG, PIANO POUCH, MINIATURE SATCHEL, GUITAR BAG, and the SCALLOP TOP BAG).
So… D’ya like bags? Because I have a new tutorial tomorrow.
You know how some mornings you wake up with a mission? A crafty mission? Well, yesterday morning, I thought of one thing and one thing only: giving my H&M bucket bag a new leash on life. The bag can be seen HERE, HERE, and HERE.
It was a painfully cute bag, yes. It had a stylish bucket-Bohemian-summer bag vibe going on. The upper section, however was made of faux leather and was starting to peel. So after I took a photo of it together with my tank summer dress, I decided to save it from spending the rest of its life in the bottom section of my closet. It’s where bags go to die, you see.
My initial plan was to replace the upper leather parts. This plan quickly dissolved because it involved a lot of work. I’m lazy, okay?
Anyway, here is an outline of what I did to my bag:
Busy, busy, busy.
Been staying true to my goal to become a one-woman factory of handmade items. I told myself that I need to have a good number of products before the shop relaunch, so I have become an insane satin-burning, bag-print-designing, chain-cutting, cloud-drawing, photo-taking lady.