Canvas Bag and a Couple of Cards

Morning everyone.   For this weeks Out of a Hat Creations challenge we are asking you to focus on a bit of sewing in your project.  This can be hand sewn or machine sewn.  As much or as little as you would like.   Projects can be made from card or fabric.  The choice is yours.  Maybe you have a little project hidden away in cupboard that needs finishing.  Now is the time to fish it out and share it with us.

My first project for the challenge is a canvas bag made out of some off cuts and scrap fabric.  I lined the inside of the bag with some pale blue gingham.

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Last year I purchased an old bag from the charity shop.  The handles were perfect it was just the fabric that was a bit…. well “whiffy” for want of a better word!!! lol!  I unpicked it, and used the pieces as a pattern which you can see  here.     The bag above is slightly different without the pleats.

I also made a couple of cards.  My crafting and blogging time has been reduced lately so when I get chance to craft I have to go for it.


I went for two different styles.  I’m loving this printed fabric tape at the moment.

I think I need to refresh my sewing skills a little bit.  The stitching is slightly dubious but oh well tomorrow is another day.

Stamps used:  Dress forms, buttons and cotton reels – Chocolate Baroque.  The dress makers label – Crafty Individuals.

 

Happy Crafting everyone.

Best Wishes Florence x

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    1. Florence

      Hello!! I am more than happy for my crafty friends to add links of projects in comments. Thank you for doing so. It’s all about sharing!! Thank you for calling in and for your lovely comments.
      Florence x

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  1. Joy

    Wonderful cards, Florence and a gorgeous bag. love the fabrics you’ve used, indanger of repeating myself – there is no end to your talents. I’m into my sewing at the moment and am struggling with a bag of my own. Hope to blog it soon! xx

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  2. baileyrosy

    Sorry I’m late commenting on this one. I luuuurrrve that bag the fabric is beautiful gorgeous design and just my style. As for the card another slice of heaven, seriously gorgeous. I see someone else has asked if you sell your crafts……come on woman open an etsy shop so I get do all my Crimbo shopping in one place !!!!

    Marie

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    1. Florence

      Hi Janet. Wot no PJs!!!!! LOL! I’ve been wearing mine but no great ideas are forth coming! 🙂 Thank you for your lovely comment. Take care.
      Regards Florence xxx

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  3. belocchio

    Tres chic, Your bag is so elegantly beautiful it would make any summer ensemble tres chic. It is wonderful to be able to create one of a kind fashion accessories. I am fortunate to have a sewing room or “my atelier” as I call it. It is also my hobby/craft room, I’ve been sewing for years but my ambition now is to make cards as beautiful as the ones you create. Virginia

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    1. Florence

      Hi Virginia. Hope all is well. Now I know you create wonderful projects because I have seen your blogs. “Atelier” is a fab word. Much nicer than craft room. If you have time it would be super if you could join in the challenge with one of your projects. No pressure though. Thank you for your lovely comments. It is always so nice to here from you. Enjoy the weekend.
      Regards Florence xx

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  4. Cards & Co

    You are mega talented Florence. The bag is so clever but because I’m a “card” sort of person I just love both cards, wish I could come up with such beautiful designs.
    Lorraine

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    1. Florence

      Hi Lorraine. Hope all is well. Missed you last week in the challenge. Hope you will join in again soon when you have time. Thank you for your lovely comments. Always great to hear from you. Have a wonderful weekend.
      Regards Florence xx

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    1. Florence

      Hi there. Hope all is well. The printed tape comes from Chocolate Baroque – link on the sidebar. I think it is out of stock at the moment. It is lovely. The numbers go from 1 to 12. Thank you for your lovely comments.
      Regards Florence xx

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  5. Sandra

    Hey Florence such a wonderful bag it is very on trend with the vintage look and I would use it for sure. I just love the stitched cards excellent. Hugs Sandra XXX

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    1. Florence

      Hi Sandra. Hope all is well. I really wanted to use some worn denium across the top, where the handles go, with this floral fabric. Might have to make another one to see what it looks like. Thank you for your lovely comments.
      Regards Florence xx

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  6. Lynne Moncrieff

    For someone (that is me!) who adores bags I cannot begin to imagine the freedom of creating your own and even better, utilising “whiffy” chartiy shop find. This is stunning, I would be in dreamland if I had this bag on my arms.
    Then the cards – stunning.
    An amazing post Florence.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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    1. Florence

      Hi Patty. Hope all is well. I’m a fan of dress forms as well. There is so much you can do with them. Thank you for your lovely comments. Always great to hear from you.
      Regards Florence xx

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  7. Wendy

    Miss Florence,
    Hello again. You did that with scraps? WOW I am always amazed by people who can sew. Love the cards too. The first one especially. That ruler is the perfect touch.
    Better run. woof woof from Jazz
    Wendy

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  8. Marianne

    Florence, fabulous bag! I love the fabric design and colors. The cards are so much fun to see. All the sewing notions make for a great collage of sewing fun.

    I haven’t done anything new lately. Trying to get a children’s story illustrated…it seems like such a monumental job, that I keep saying “tomorrow’s another day”, too. Maybe I should just start with the paperdoll page.

    Blessings,
    Marianne xo

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    1. Florence

      Hi Sweetie. Great to hear from you. My you are busy. It all sounds very exciting. Would love to hear more about your children story and see the illustrations when it is all completed. Can’t wait to see your paper doll projects. Thank you for your lovely comments. Have a wonderful weekend.
      Take care,
      Florence xx

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  9. Angela Branon

    Florence, I am such a sucker for floral prints on bags. Your creation is wonderful. And those vintage cards are right up my alley. You have outdone yourself.

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  10. papercraftnut

    Hi Florence! Your bag is fantastic. I really like the floral fabric you used. The cards are stunning, as usual. I absolutely love the embellies – buttons, spools and fabric tape. Nicely put together!

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    1. Florence

      Hi Valerie. Great to hear from you. Hope you are ok. My skills are very basic. I’m too impatient. Freddie says I am just too lazy!!! How dare he!! He is right though LOL! Thank you for your lovely comments.
      Regards Florence xx

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  11. craftytrog

    Your cards are stunning Florence, lovely layering! Great bag too!
    One of these days, I will tidy my craft room & make space for my very neglected sewing machine!
    Have a good day,
    Alison xx

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  12. butterfly

    I’m a terrible sewer, so am very impressed by the bag! Sewing machines just break when I sit down at them, but I do love the stitching on cards I’ve seen – yours very much included! The one with the fabric tape is yummy in its colours, design, and button details. I’m wondering whether one of those handheld hemming machine wotsits is the way to go… not sure they even still exist.
    Alison x

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    1. Florence

      Hi Alison. Great to hear from you. I have seen those hand held sewing machines in the pound shops. Not sure how successful they would be. I’m thinking about laying things down flat to sew. Thank you for your lovely comments.
      Regards Florence xx

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  13. chrissiesz

    All great projects Florence as always but the cards are amazing. I have never been able to sew on card at all so must spend more time having a go.. I need tips please 🙂

    Love Chrissie xx

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