Sewing ventures

Gingham and Chevron love

This last few weeks have been super busy with a loads of new patterns coming into ANC and we had our first market here in canberra. Can’t wait to get more interesting bags started.

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These bags are now available at my etsy, madeit, and facebook stores.. Get them now..

Have a crafty weekend..

PS: There are going to be some knitting updates soon.

Sewing ventures

Ikat print and copper triangles tote bags

When I first laid eyes on these fabrics I knew I had to get them. Here are the latest tote bags all set to go on the Madeit and Etsy stores

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Have a great crafty weekend.

 

Sewing ventures

Furnishing fabric for market bags

As I get into sewing some more, I’ve really enjoyed using furnishing fabric as it is super thick for market totes. Here are the ones I’ve been working on this week.

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Red gingham bag

I learnt sewing the market tote on youtube and made considerable changes to the pattern. At some point, will definitely share the pattern for it as a more detailed blog.

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Pink stripes bag

But here is what furnishing fabrics look like as bags. I buy these fabrics from IKEA and Lincraft. You can find their collection of fabrics online.

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Dog print Blue bag

These bags are super sturdy as their handles are sewed in all the way to the base. I think that a contrast of white handles brings out the design of the bag a little more.

The idea is to be able to repurpose unused curtains into bags and use them for groceries. Reduce the use of plastic today. Let’s be more conscious towards the environment together! Please ship me some of your unused furnishing fabric and I can repurpose them into bags for you.

Coming up I have an exciting knitted shawl project to start and my first quilting project underway.

Have a great crafty weekend.

 

 

 

 

 

Crocheted items

Crochet Bold stripes Blanket

Hello there,

This is the first time I am trying this color block style blanket in crochet. For this I used a crochet stitch (Moss Stitch).

Moss stitch:

Ch2 – *Sc1 and Ch1* repeat till end

Ch2 – *Sc1 in the ch1 spaced below and Ch1 * repeat till the end

You don’t have to count the foundation chain stitches and can make it as long as you want the blanket to be wide. For more detail instructions on Moss stitch, you can find it here by the very talented cypress textiles.

I used colors for this blanket that are bright and vibrant so the grays would bring those out. This blanket doesn’t really need an edging. I think it looks complete even without it.12552295_1708015679444039_1248955213_n_medium2

Materials –

Caron simply soft yarn in the colors – Ocean, Blue Mint, Robin’s Egg, Grey Heather, and Charcoal Heather.

Finished dimensions: 20 X25”12547121_717984511670860_639488299_n_medium2

This blanket is now available on etsy. Have a great weekend everyone!

 

Crocheted items

Sunburst Hexagon Crochet Blanket No. 4

This past week I have been working on  this super colorful crochet blanket. It has 5 colors and joining in white.

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After creating random squares on random granny square generator, I made all the rounds in three randomly chosen colors using this pattern. Finally, I joined them using continuous join as you go hexagon, the tutorial for this can be found here. I love continuous joining and this tutorial is really awesome. Saves a whole lot of time and ends to sew in.

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Materials:

Caron Simply soft yarn in the colors:

white, Harvest red, Lemonade, Blue Mint, Watermelon, and Limelight.

Finished dimensions: 24X28”.

I didn’t do any edging on this blanket. My husband convinced me that the staggered edge looks good. Now, I think so too.

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This blanket is now available on etsy.

I am now working on a Fall themed blanket. Follow me on instagram  (@anerdycrocheter) to get updates on the WIPs and some tutorials coming soon.

Have a great weekend everybody.