Bag Making, Denim, DESIGNIN' DENIM, Lányos Handmade, Pants

How to install metal rivets on your bags … the easy & inexpensive way!

*** Originally posted in the Lányos Handmade Shop Blog "Bag News", just a bit of a technical problem over there and it leaked through here! 🙂 Tools: Some bag makers invest in a LEATHER PUNCH or HAND PRESS or a MINI PUNCH SET.  I use a SEWING AWL. What you need will depend on your frequency of use, the number of layers and… Continue reading How to install metal rivets on your bags … the easy & inexpensive way!

Bag Making, I made it!! 2018, Sewing, Sewing machines

Another Rosie© Bag and the Circle Craft Christmas Market

The holidays are fast approaching and along with organizing and sewing for Designin' December, I have been asked and have decided to make a few Rosie© Bags as gifts.  I have a few cut out and I'll be slipping the finished Bags on here as they get done, so you can have a look at them… Continue reading Another Rosie© Bag and the Circle Craft Christmas Market

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Back again! Are you bored with me yet?

That's good, because it looks like I'm only getting started ... seems like I have been bitten by the "bag bug" and have made another.  My sister gave me a box of upholstery fabric (the cat "Sophie" is all mine) and I made my first bag with fabrics from it, my tote bag, which I… Continue reading Back again! Are you bored with me yet?

1000 Things to Do with a Sewing Machine, Bag Making, Denim, DESIGNIN' DENIM, Fabrics, I made it!! 2018, Sewing, Sewing machines, Singer sewing machines, Vintage Sewing Machines, VSM

The “ins” and the “outs” of my new Tote bag … and a few lessons learned!

Perhaps you read last week about my trashed (store-bought) Tote bag and the start of my journey to replace it?  If you missed it, you can read Part I here! I've been busy this week, learned a lot, and ended up with a great Tote bag - despite the "help" offered to me by My Feline… Continue reading The “ins” and the “outs” of my new Tote bag … and a few lessons learned!

1000 Things to Do with a Sewing Machine, Bag Making, Fabrics, I made it!! 2018, Sewing, Sewing Challenges, Sewing machines, sewing patterns, Singer sewing machines, Vintage Sewing Machines, VSM

A simple, but necessary project! (And my #reSEWlutions!)

Perhaps you have seen these photos on my Instagram account?  It seems I can't crochet in peace - Simon will steal my ball of yarn away and Sophie will play with the length of yarn.  This calls for a simple, but necessary project! Perhaps you have seen this advertisement on Facebook or Instagram?  This is… Continue reading A simple, but necessary project! (And my #reSEWlutions!)

1000 Things to Do with a Sewing Machine, Bag Making, Denim, DESIGNIN' DENIM, Fabrics, I made it!! 2017, Sewing, Sewing machines, Singer sewing machines, Vintage Sewing Machines, VSM

What can I say? I still had some denim strips left!

And I'm certainly not one to waste recycled denim!  So let's make another bag.  This one is not quite big enough to hold my iPad, not like the last one I made.  This one seemed to go together quicker too!  Perhaps it wasn't as "fancy" or perhaps I'm actually getting used to throwing them together?!?… Continue reading What can I say? I still had some denim strips left!