Inside Pockets for Hermione Granger Style Bag

Hello Everyone!

In May last year made a tutorial and a post on how to make a bag similar to Hermione Grangers beaded bag. The reason I made the bag was for my daughter’s costume for Oz Comic-Con and as I said in the previous post, this is my version and not a replica. About two weeks ago I was asked to make an inside pocket for the bag and now I have made a tutorial for two types of pockets.

Since it is a drawstring bag with quite thick materials, lace and beads, it isn’t really an option to just sew a pocket on the lining, which would be very easy to do if it was a tote bag. So instead I made two different pouches with an elastic loop that can be buttoned on to a big button that is stitched in to the lining of the bag. The pouches I made are suitable for a small phone, but the size can be easily be adjusted as desired. If you want a much bigger pocket you should consider making a bigger bag. A too big pocket will change the shape of the bag when it is closed.

You can find the tutorial here and on my tutorials page.

Take care and happy sewing!

Annika

A New Year and A New Pencil Case

Happy New Year Everyone,

I hope you have had a good holiday season. Hopefully you got a break and were able to catch up with some family or friends, or maybe both.
A new year can also be a fresh start.
Here in Australia it is summer holidays at the moment and a new school year starts at the end of January for most kids.

So my first project on the blog for 2019 is a very easy pencil case project.

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Christmas Sewing

Hello Everyone,

It is almost Christmas time and this year I haven’t had time to make any new tutorials. I haven’t had time for any Christmas sewing at all, which is a shame since I have so many pretty Christmas fabrics.

Two Christmases ago I posted this post about how to make these Christmas pillows. You can find the post here. The pillow on the left is made from a pattern from Diary of a Quilter’s Amy Smart. You can find the post here.

Last year I found a picture on Pinterest of a table runner that I made with Christmas and wrote this post about how I made my own version. You can find the post here.

These cute little Christmas bags is a great way to use scraps of Christmas fabric. You can find the tutorial on my tutorials page or here.

I hope you have time for some Christmas sewing. It is still two weeks left until Christmas, hopefully I have some time too. Or I have to plan better and start earlier next year. Don’t forget to enjoy Christmas time, it is very hot here so tomorrow I am going to the beach with my teenage daughters.

Until next time, happy sewing and take care.

Annika