Sling Bag#3- Is it a Hit or Miss? Fab or Drab?


Hello Handbag Junkies’ It’s Hit or Miss time! I decided to try the sling bag pattern with different fabrics in my stash!  This floral print is one of the textiles I purchased in Singapore and the rich jewel tones drew me in… that’s when I fell in love with this Japanese cotton textile! What do you think?  Is it a…

It’s Hit or Miss Time! – Sling bag Pattern Mix-Up


Hello Handbag Junkies’ It’s Hit or Miss time! It’s another sling bag pattern mix-up. I was given this fabric from Ghana two years ago and I decided to pull it out of my stash for this project. As you know I love mixing things up and this is no exception.   I had a couple of yards…

Top 5 Sewing Projects in 2015


Hello Handbag Junkies! I had a few creative challenges this year, but there were some fun and unique projects that emerged. Here are the Top 5 sewing projects viewed in 2015 that were definitely a Hit! Click on the photo to find out more about the ones you may have missed in the series “Hit or Miss – Fab or Drab.” Which one was your…

Upcycled Sling Bag- Is it a Hit or Miss? Fab or Drab?


Hello Handbag Junkies’ It’s Hit or Miss time! So far men have come up with the most creative ideas for custom-made handbags!  I wouldn’t have thought that, but here’s a great example of upcycling a vintage Swiss Army blanket into a cool sling bag!  Last week I showed you my test pattern and now for the big reveal. Here’s…

Sling Bag- Is it a Hit or Miss? Fab or Drab?


Hello Handbag Junkies’ It’s Hit or Miss time! At first glance the sling bag looks like every other sling bag, but there’s one exception with this one.  I was tasked with incorporating a pattern for a custom sling bag that matches a pattern or stripe.  As you know I love mixing things up and this is no exception.  So to…

Quilted Gift set~ Is it a Hit or Miss? Fab or Drab?


Handbag Junkies’ it’s my favorite time of the week again! I’m introducing the quilted gift set. It’s a mini quilted tote and the trifold quilted vinyl pouch. What do you think?  Is it a Hit or Miss? Fab or Drab?  The mini tote bag completes the gift set. It’s ready to fill with your hearts desire.  I initially thought it would…

Quilted Pouch- Is it a Hit or Miss? Fab or Drab?


Hello Handbag Junkies’, my favorite time of the week is here… It’s Hit or Miss time! We can always use another pouch…. right? That’s what I thought when I decided to make this gift for a friend that’s retiring soon.  A pouch is one of those gifts that you can use when traveling, toiletries, storage, cosmetics or jewelry. I’m excited about the…

Leather Mini: Hit or Miss? Fab or Drab?


Handbag Junkie’s it’s my favorite time of the week again! I’m introducing the Leather Mini. It’s a wallet, a pouch, or a mini clutch. What do you think?  Is it a Hit or Miss? Fab or Drab? I’ve been longing to use my leather scraps from upcycled projects and the leather trim remnants I found at my…

The Weekend Bag- Is it a Hit or Miss?


Hello handbag junkies, my favorite time of the week is here… It’s Hit or Miss time! Here’s a custom order I recently finished. This job required 20hrs to complete, but the end result is well worth it.  I upcycled a leather jacket and combined the fabric to match one of the tote bags I made two years ago. What…

Handbag Junkies – The People’s Summer Choice


The People’s Summer Choice is here! Thank you for your participation in my summer challenge! Your feedback created this handbag, and gave me so much inspiration!  I’ve listened to you loud and clear. Here’s a close-up of the #1 People’s Summer Choice Hobo Handbag.   What do you think? Is it a Hit or Miss?…

Baby Style Booties- Hit or Miss; Fab or Drab?


I’ve been working on LaCartera Baby Style. Since I have two months until I know the sex of my grand-babies, I tried to keep the style neutral. Two color crochet baby booties topped off with a yellow ribbon. What do you think?  Is it a Hit or Miss? Fab or Drab? The top can remain high or folded…

Quilted Toiletry Bag-Hit or Miss? Fab or Drab?


  A large quilted toiletry bag with hanger, four zippered clear vinyl pouches, and three slip pockets. You can lay this bag flat in you suitcase or fold securely with the tie.  Or, if you just need a little more space in your bathroom, this could hang nicely on your bathroom door. What do you think?  Is it a Hit or…