Thursday, November 20, 2014

X pouch and other news


So here is the X pouch I made for Le Challenge. It might be not the prettiest I ever made but I like this combo of chocolate brown base and mustard leather embellishment.


As usual I marked the straight lines with masking tape.


I kept the quilting pretty simple. When I was writing one exterior piece pouch tutorial I got this idea of trying one lining piece as well. It worked and it is so easy!


See no seam at the bottom!



The back side is very simple.


This week I was really excited to find out that my leather circles pouches made it to top 22 of Purse Palooza. Check out all those amazing bags and vote for the one you like.


Oh yes, I'm still in leather scraps mood and when I saw Bengal gathered clutch by Noodlehead I had to start one as well.


And you might be wondering about my notebook. No it is not fixed. They have to diagnose it first and we have to decide if it is worth to invest the money in repair. I'm using older notebook which we thought would not be suitable but I installed the programs I needed and I'm back in the game. Woohoo!


Linking up with TGIFF and Finish it up Friday.

17 comments:

  1. You go girl! I love your leather circles pouch. It looks so elegant. I am glad you are back in the game Vera because you make lovely things and your blog is one of the blogs that I frequently check for updates!

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  2. My school uniform was brown and yellow. Sadly, I now avoid those colours, but I still think your pouch is lovely, and I am very impressed by the tassel and the snazzy cross in leather. And the bright lining is so cheerful!
    Happy to hear you have temporarily found a way around the technical problems!

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  3. I really love how you designed the quilting around the X! For some reason it makes me think of some of the expensive brands of bags and purses (like Louis V and Chanel).

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  4. like granny maud's girl above my school uniform was brown too, and I avoided brown for years before admitting I actually suit brown. All of your bags and great and quilting soooo straight, I love the two style of quilting in the one bag. Good luck with the notebook.

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  5. Great pouches - the X pouch quilting is exquisite, and I love the interior with no seam. I'll have to try that method next time. I'm putting these on my Pinterest board - lovely!!!

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  6. Really like the chevron quilting - I use masking tape for straight lines too - very handy!

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  7. Well done for getting through on Purse Palooza :-) Your leather clutches are so unique.

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  8. Well done challenge, Vera! I love the quilting and the contrasting colors!
    Susie

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  9. Glad you have a tablet to use now - I would be LOST without my laptop. And things would get pretty ugly around here, LOL!

    X marks the spot ... for a pretty design - very nice! I wish I could come up with cute embellishments like you do! I can't remember if you've mentioned it or not - are you using a leather needle when you add those bits and pieces, or does your regular needle handle it because they're small? I popped over and voted, btw :)

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  10. Welcome back! I love how your straight line stitching echoes the "X" on the side of the pouch. Looks great!

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  11. Hey! You have really got a flair for purses! The brown may not be the "prettiest" as far as fabric interest in itself, but it's classic and super versatile, and that pouch has some serious style. :)

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  12. Hi Vera, I love your purse. Its really retro and modern all at the same time.
    My little yellow and orange pouch/bag still sits here at my computer and inspires me to try new things with zips and bags. I'll send a photo of my latest one...

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  13. That X and the quilting is a great design! Good luck with your computer. Dealing with computer issues is never fun - I hope it's a cheap fix!

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  14. You are so talented Vera! Congratulations on your circles pouches!

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  15. Oh Vera!! adore the quilting and the one piece ideas!! Hope your notebook works out. What a colossal pain it is when our technology funks out on us! XX!

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  16. Beautiful bags, Vera! I have never made anything with leather... I wonder how difficult it would be to sew them...

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  17. I've seen lots of folks sewing with leather .... might have to try it! And I was tickled to see that I'm not the only one who uses tape to mark lines. LOL.

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