sábado, 31 de janeiro de 2015


With so much going on lately, only now I was able to share my India with you. It's also an awesome pattern from SWOON, I confess my addiction!  

Love the relaxed look she has, the large strap is so comfortable, and she has bonus points, two different sizes and it's reversible! 
I've decided to start with the large one, that measures 14" tall, 10" wide and 4" deep. 
The small one is 11" tall, 8" wide and 3,5" deep.

To make India you will need:
  • 1 yard exterior fabric, 44” home decor or quilting cotton weight
  • 1 yard lining fabric, 44” quilting weight
  • 4 yards 20” mid-weight fusible interfacing
  • Two 7” all-purpose zippers
  • Coordinating thread.
And PATTERN of course!
I found some gorgeous fabric in a visit to Lisbon, and when I saw it, I knew it was for India!
I used the same fabric inside and outside because I like to see the inside of the strap matching the outside pocket!
The open pockets make her so practical and the zippered pockets are awesome to keep everything in order!
It sits comfortably at the waist.
I just love it! It's so roomy inside that can fit big books! I must make a small one for my little girl it will be perfect for sure! ;)

sexta-feira, 23 de janeiro de 2015


I have no idea why I've been waiting for so long to give Rosie from SWOON a try! I totally love her, she's PERFECT in so many ways!
Rosie is a crossbody bag, with an adjustable strap and has the right size, 8" tall, 11" wide and 4" deep. 

To make Rosie you will need:
  • 2/3 yard 44” quilting weight exterior fabric
  • 1/2 yard 44” quilting weight lining fabric
  • 1/4 yard 44” quilting weight contrasting fabric
  • 2 yards fusible woven interfacing (Pellon Shapeflex SF101)
  • 1/2 yard fusible fleece (ie. Pellon Thermolam TP971F)
  • One 1.5” strap slide and two 1.5” rectangle loops
  • Two 9” all-purpose zippers
  • Two yards 1.5″ webbing (optional)
  • Magnetic snap
  • Coordinating thread

While running through my stash I found a few gorgeous fabrics and everything lined up in my head! Grey for exterior, ladies for the decorative strip, pink for lining and made pink piping too.
But pink or black piping? Love both of them! Pink for a soft look... Black for a more subtle contrast... Decisions, decisions...So nothing better than to ask for a little help to my fellow Swooners! A great group full of supportive people! 
In the end black piping won! For exterior main fabric I choose a decor weight fabric, and the connectors and strap ended a bit bulky.  
Photos don't make her justice, I really like her!
Has exterior main fabric I choose a decor weight fabric, and the connectors and strap ended a bit bulky.   
I changed the lining, for one with small touches of red and full of thread spools to match her earrings and hair! 
Closes with a snap, so it's very practical and easy to open. It has a zippered pocket on the inside and it's very roomy!
On the outside also has a zippered pocket on the outside to keep anything you need to have on hand.
So you can have an idea of her size here you have her on!