Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Large Denim Tote Bags

Here is a post I started a while back and forgot to come back and finish it.
As I was rearranging my shop Kathisewnsew's Boutique I had realized that I had a gap in large bags, so I took some of this stone washed denim I have and started designing some large tote bags.
And here are the first 3 of my newest denim tote bags.
The first one is my lady in red tote, she is placed in a heart cutout of the denim and I used some applique technique and some heart top stitching. This bag has 2 magnetic clasps for holding it closed, it has a long knotted handle that makes it long enough to carry like a crossbody bag, or change the knot and carry on your shoulder.
This is my Lady in Red in a Heart large denim tote bag.
When I was starting the following bag I wanted to try a different handle, so I made this one with 2 handles, they are long enough to carry on your shoulder or short enough to carry in your hand. I appliqued a few of the fabric pieces from a ghastlie family reunion cotton fabric. It made me think it should be a diaper or baby bag.


I'm calling this one expecting large tote bag.
This bags identity comes from a lovely piece of cotton fabric with an Italian feel to it. I appliqued these panels onto the front of this denim tote bag.  This bag I added some hand beading to the panels. I beaded some dogs, flowers, umbrella, rain and more. I hope you enjoy this bag as much as I did making it.

And this one is guys and girls

If you would like to purchase any of these bags just click on the picture and it will take you to that bag in my shop.
Thank you for stopping by,
Kathi

Monday, April 22, 2013

Handmade with Love

As you know I have a passion for handmade.  This isn't a recent discovery, I have always been this way. So it wouldn't be a surprise to hear that I made a gift for my daughter and son in law that had to be handmade. The past 1-1/2 months I have been working on a special project, I'm making a quilt throw for their first anniversary.
Here are some pictures as I went.













I hope you enjoyed a peek behind the scenes from Kathisewnsew's Boutique.
Thank you for stopping by,
Kathi

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Focusing on my Handmade Bags

I have been doing some soul searching on the direction I want to take my shop of handmade items. As you know I sell purses, bags, accessory bags, jewelry and more.  I am going to start working toward the goal of handmade items that have been sewn. I am stopping work on making my beaded jewelry, the only jewelry I will continue is my jewelry that is textile based.
With this in mind I will be selling off my handmade beaded jewelry. I will be listing some on ebay, the pieces I list on ebay will be reduced in my Artfire shop. At this time all my beaded handmade earrings are reduced from the original price of $24. to the new price of $16.  I have also started reducing the prices on the bracelets I have made.
In July for my Christmas in July Sale I will be reducing all the beaded jewelry in my shop week by week to its rock bottom price. I will also be reducing the prices on the vintage patterns in my shop and the vintage books will be removed from my shop and if I decide to try and sell them They will be sold on ebay.
I will be continuing to make and sell my handmade purses, bags, totes and most of the fabric items my shop Kathisewnsew's Boutique.  I will also be focusing in on making custom bags, fabric boho jewelry, mousepads & pincushions. I am looking forward to having this focus in my shop and my sewing.

Here are some of the beautiful bracelets that have already had prices reduced.
3 strand butterfly bracelet

blue bunny Czech glass button stretch bracelet

cream glass pearls and textured Czech glass button bracelet

blue and gold peacock Czech glass button bracelet

ladybugs, hearts and a strawberry Czech glass button green stretch bracelet

Lovely Czech glass button bracelet

red and green flower Czech glass button bracelet

ladybugs, hearts and a strawberry red stretch bracelet

If you would like to make a home for any of these beautiful bracelets, just click on the picture and it will take you to that item in my shop. To see all my beaded handmade bracelets.
Have a great day, Kathi