Nice Handbag Made by OLORIAS

Posted under Bag Makin' Supplies,Blog,D Rings,DIY,Swivel Clips,Updates by admin on Tuesday 26 July 2011 at 9:24 am

I always love to see what my customers are up to. This bag was made by OLORIAS. This fabric was originally purchased to make accessories for her friend Susannah. As luck has it, Susannah rescues cats. Susannah had placed a cat in a local nursery and was missing him terribly so OLORIAS decided to cheer her up with this animal oriented fabric. OLORIAS then used the left over material to make this bag. I love the color coordination and the shiny metal fittings. I am a sucker for anything shiny (most women are) and that’s part of the reason why I am in the business of metal bag fittings.

The bag pattern is an adaptation of a pattern of Heather Bailey from her book Smarty Girl Book Bag. OLORIAS added some creative changes in the strap. See the 2″ spring hooks and 1″ d rings?


A Lovely One of a Kind Backpack

Posted under Bags,Blog,D Rings,Swivel Clips,Updates by admin on Thursday 30 June 2011 at 8:19 am

This backpack is so beautiful! What first struck me is the fabric! So I made my complement of awe to Stephanie and do you know what she said? This fabric is just plain canvas. But….. Stephanie spent hours painting the canvas to make it just right.

You can see in the second picture just how she created the flowers on the flap and the backside.

Oh. and look at all the hardware she used: swivel clips, d rings, rivets/grommets, and plastic slides.

This project was well planned so you can only guess how long it took to make? 12 hours! Wow, what patience. (I can imagine this does not include the shopping time to pick out all the supplies.) The bag is a little smaller than a regular backpack, about 12″ wide and 16″ tall. Stephanie plans to use it for the summer and made it just large enough to fit her sketchbook, sweater and water bottle.

Stephanie is the woman behind Soluci where she provides a little bit of handmade, vintage, and craft items.

(If you’d like your craft project featured on Tantalizing Stitches, please contact el@tantalizingstitches.com .)


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