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Splash bag free patern and tutorial

Splashy is one of my favorite everyday bag because it's lightweight and hangs beautifully off the shoulder. It has  fully lined spacious interior and closes with a zipper; measures about 54cm W x 36cm H, with 42cm long handle (without metal rings). Metal hardware details makes this bag look stylish and trendy.


You can download PDF pattern HERE.
 If you want to print it at a copy shop download pattern HERE.


Download  HERE  illustrated step-by-step CUTTING instruction and SEWING tutorial in PDF. It includes instruction on how to install a zipper in a bag.


Here's a list of materials you need to gather to make  this bag:


For this bag I used Prym grommets/eyelets kit and simple upholstery metal O-rings. You can find eyelets and metal rings online at U-Handbag. Nice tutorial on how to set eyelets  is HERE.


Flower embellishment

My daughter wanted to cover small stain on t-shirt with something girly.


Sweet little flower is made of silk flower petals, crochet flower and adorned with beads.



Kitschy vase

There's a thousands of ways to transform a tin can into something fabulous. My kitschy vase is made of tin can which is decorated with beads from broken necklaces and braclests. Instead of beads you can use small buttons, broken shells and small rocks, colored Epsom salt, dried herbs...


Remove paper label from can and wash it thoroughly. Apply a thick coat of craft glue (Mod Podge or PVA glue)  to the surface of can. Sprinkle beads over the wet glue and allow to dry. You can fill smaller gaps and decorate edge of can with glitter glue.

Tuna Can Pincushion

It's always nice to be around something that looks like a nice creamy cake. Recipe for making this cake like pincushion is very simple. You'll need empty tuna can, piece of fabric six inches larger than tuna can diameter, polyfill, paper napkin with interesting pattern, Mod Podge (or PVA glue), soft paint brush.


 Clean tuna can with rubbing alcohol. Separate napkin layers, you'll need only layer with pattern. Cut out napkin design you want to use. Apply a thin coat of Mod Podge over the can with soft brush, than place napkin over it. Smoot napkin with brush ,or fingers, to eliminate wrinkles. Let it dry. After it's completely dry brush coat of Mod Podge over the napkin, it will act as a varnish.


Sew a gathering stitch around fabric circle. Pull ends of thread to gather fabric.


Stuff the gathered circle fully with polyester fiberfill. Pull thread to close the opening.


Apply glue around inside edges of a can. Place stuffed circle into the can. To add a finishing touch glue decorative ribbon around.