Saturday, September 30, 2017
Recently I finished another 'Jack' Zip & Go Bag. I used a heather-toned blue faux leather for the exterior & a travel-themed cotton lining. I also enlarged the bag by 1 inch from side to side to better accommodate eyeglass cases & cell phones.
This bag is perfect for hands-free shopping, etc. I wear mine at work so I always have easy access to my glasses & cell phone.
Jack Bags also make great dog walking bags. The bag is also available with an exterior rear split pocket which can be used to store doggy wastebags, hand sanitizer, & dog treats.
Zip 'n Go pattern is from Dog Under My Desk.
Jack Bags will be available at my holiday sale in November.
Saturday, March 4, 2017
Last weekend my nephew John's wife Jennifer, a very avid knitter, suggested I start making knitting project bags. Jen said she liked knitting project bags that she can toss in a larger bag because she doesn't want to carry 2 bags.
So, in pretty fast order, after some research & paying attention to Jen's suggestions, I made a few Jennifer Knitting Project Bags.
The zippered pouch style can be adjusted to hold various knitting projects. Per my friend Barbara 's suggestion, the pouch style includes a small case to hold things like a tape measure, scissors✂, stitch markers, etc. The strap is optional.
The handled bag is ideal for knitting/crocheting & walking at the same time. Just slip the handle over the wrist, pull out some yarn & start knitting or crocheting! The bag has a magnetic closure. It can be made about 1 inch larger all around. It has an outside pocket to hold small tools.
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
The Summit has two zippered compartments for convenience. The front zipper has card slots and a pocket within. The central compartment has a padded gadget pocket and a zipper pocket. The back of the bag has an additional zippered pocket."
Dimensions: Approximately 16.25” tall x 11.25”tall x 3”deep (at widest points)
Saturday, December 10, 2016
A year ago I started making potholders after I finally faced reality that it was time to toss the 2 potholders my niece Leslie made for me in 1977!! They were still usable but, after being machine-washed & dried many times, they were showing their age.
So, I bought a loom & loops & made myself new potholders. Last Christmas 🎄🎄 I gave them as gifts. In fact, just last night I gave a set as a hostess gift to someone who invited my husband & me to her Christmas party.
I recently got an order for the 8 potholders shown in the above photo that will be given as gifts.
Consider a set of potholders as a lovely & practical gift year round. A set of 2 costs only $10.00.
Friday, November 18, 2016
Recently I fell in love with a clutch bag someone was carrying. What caught my eye was the very girlie-bow on the flap. I knew I had to make a similar clutch.
Luckily, I found a pattern on etsy. Then I set out to make what I am calling the Danielle Clutch Bag. I love the end result & hope you will too!
Needless to say, the bag can be made without a bow.
The Danielle Clutch measures 9" tall X 13" across. As shown in the 2nd photo, the bag holds a lot. It has a magnetic snap closure.
A detachable shoulder strap is optional.
Friday, September 16, 2016
There's a new bag @ Arlene's Bags. It is the Marcia Tote. I know I am biased but I absolutely love the Marcia Tote.
I especially like its curved, foldover top zipper closure & its size.
The Marcia Tote has plenty of pockets. The front of the bag has one slip-in pocket, the back has 3 slip-in pockets, & the inside has 3 slip-in pockets.
In addition to plenty of pockets, the Marcia Tote has loads of storage space. The Marcia Tote measures 14" high with the zippered top folded, 17" wide, & 5" deep.
The Marcia Tote is shown in the Morriston prequilted fabric & its coordinate.
I definitely plan on making a few more Marcia Totes for the November holiday sale I plan to do. Hopefully, I will make one for myself too!
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
The Lily Bag is just a wonderful, everyday shoulder bag.
The Lily Bag has one outside front zippered pocket that extends from side seam to side seam.
Inside there are 6 pockets: on each side there are 3 slip-in pockets.
Measurements: The zippered top, from one strap seam to the opposite one, measures almost 15".
The base, looking at the bag from the front, measures 12" side to side.
The base, from front to back, measures 6".
The bag height, from the center of the zipper to the bottom, is 9". The height, at the sides, from the strap seam to the bottom, is 10".
The strap can be any length one wants but the standard length of the strap is 30".
The strap drop from the top center of the strap to the top of the zipper is 18".
A wristlet is included with a Lily Bag.
The bag at the top of the page is shown in the elegant Belle of the South prequilted fabric.
The bag below is shown in the glorious Hannah prequilted fabric.
The wristlet below is shown in the Belle of the South prequilted fabric.