Saturday, 21 May 2016


I was busily stitching one of these little zipped bags on Thursday afternoon and realised that I'd missed Debbie Shore's two hour sewing programme on Hochanda.  When I went on to their 'catchup' I was really surprised to see that her demonstration was of the selfsame bag as I had just completed - coincidence or what?  It is a handy size for either carrying make-up or maybe even a little sewing kit - whatever you fancy really and only a small amount of fabric is needed.  As today is chilly and very wet I thought I'd spend time at the machine again and have produced a second zipped bag as well as a shoulder bag using up some corduroy which a friend gave to me, knowing that I like making bags.  I must say it isn't my favourite fabric for stitching but it worked out OK in the end.

The zipped purse is called 'Emma' and I think there is a You Tube video explaining how it is made and the pattern is on one of Debbie Shore's many CD's.


  1. These look super, how weird it was on tv too!

  2. Beautiful bags Val love the colours...and what a coindcidence as you say...


  3. Hi Val

    It must be great minds thinking alike.

    Your bags look lovely. Mum used to make my Sister and I matching dresses from a very fine type of corduroy. It might have been called needle-cord. Can't say as I see it around any more.

    Hope all is good with you.

    Love Jules xx

  4. These look fab and easy to make you. Hugs Mrs A.

  5. These look lovely Val. I love the colours of the materials. So sorry that I don't seem to have had you on my blogger since Windows 10 grabbed me. Barbxx