Monday, April 28, 2014

Mr. Tony Stark and his Alter Ego

In week four of Emma's sew along I sewed a huge market bag. The pattern "Markttasche" is again taken from the CD "Taschenspieler II" from "farbenmix". I changed some details on this bag.

* On the outer pocket I used some freezer paper to print a golden Tony Stark aka Iron Man on it
* I cut the outer pocket twice to sew a tube so I don't need any woven ribbon on the side of this pocket
* The pocket is closed with a magnet, sadly mine is not so strong  (you can see the tutorial at the end of this post)
* To close the market bag I attached a drawstring 
* Inside the bag I sewed a little zipper pocket
* The handles are sewed through all layers for more stability 


A little tutorial to make a magnetic fastener

There migth be an easyer way, but this is how I did it. ;o)

Here we go:
You need your outer pocket and a little magnet. The magnet I used is a promotional gift. I cut the magnet to have some smaller stripes. The pleats of the pocket are already ironed.


Put the magnet on the pocket to mark the middle with a pin (there is no pin on this photo)


Stitch a seam close to the edge and place your magnet under the seam in the marked middle.

Here you see that the fold back clip holds the magnet. Sew very close under the magnet and than again right and left from the magnet. You can feel the magnet while you sew. ;o)

Mark the postion of the counterpart with the help of the already sewed in magnet.


Put the magnet under the mark into the tube and sew a rectangle around the magnet.

You're done!

This post is linked up to Emma and to here.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Easter Review

For my family and friends I sewed little presents. Some relaxing neck pillows and for the kids some bunnys. The pillow pattern is from Sew4Home and the bunny pattern is from aprilkind.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Sew Along Week Three

In week three of Emmas sew along I sewed a little bag called "Ordnungshelfer".The pattern is again taken from the "Taschenspieler II" CD from "farbenmix" The zippers and the woven ribbons on both sides are mirror inverted.

This post is linked up to Emma.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Quick and Easy

I made a keyring. It's not sensational. I sewed a woven ribbon on a felt strip and attached a blank key chain. That's all !

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Happy Easter

Today I show you some decorations for the easter holidays.

crochet curtain

some marbled eggs

Monday, April 14, 2014

Gamers rule the World

I sewed a bag that gamers like. I have modified some things on this bag. The original pattern "Multitasche" is taken from the CD "Taschenspieler" provided by farbenmix. I wanted to sew the bag for my husband who is kind of a gamer. My changes to the pattern are:

* I sewed a strip on the sides -> the bag has more space inside
* I attached the handle on the side strip
* The handles are angled to the back side
* On the backside I added another pocket

And again I used some frezzer paper to print the "Steam" logo on the front side.

This post is linked up to Emma, who has initiated a sew along to the Taschenspieler II patterns.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Easter Bucket

For the easter holidays I sewed some of these buckets. 

The free tutorial can be found here.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Sew Along Week One: Clutch

Emma has initiated a sew along. This time I wanted to be part of it. The patterns are from the brand new CD called "Taschenspieler II" from farbenmix.
Week one started with a clutch. Quite easy to sew ;o)

I used some freezer paper to print a sherlock holmes silhouette on the clutch. 

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Thursday, April 3, 2014

It's Done

I finished my king size blanket. The final measurements of this blanket are 2.60 m x 1.25 m. For this blanket I used two  quilt packages from Buttinette and cut it in stripes. The back of the blanket is fleece fabric. 

This post is linked up to Allie & Me design

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Cell Phone Chair

I sewed some beanbag chairs for some of our cell phones. The tutorial is from creat.ING[dh].