Sew up some great gifts this season!!

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Well how crafty are ya?!!!!

It’s always fun to make gifts for family and friends. Gifts that most will appreciate your time that you put into it. The love that went into homemade creations!

If you are finding it hard to come up with some ideas for the perfect gift for someone, how about a Mackerilla Bag?! I’ve got lots of patterns to choose from. From easy to intermediate. We’ve got them all!

finbag UnaBluebagCheck out what’s available on my Craftsy  Mackerilla page. Or check out Craftsy’s other designers and see what they have. I hope you find the perfect gift this season for that special someone or someones!!! 🙂

You can also order the above fabrics and other designs here:

Spoonflower.com

Time for holiday shopping?!!!

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Some people are inquiring about bags and other items of mine for sale for the Holidays!!

I just finished up some more of my Santa Cruz Bagworks Totes!!

Have them in the Dark Oak waxed canvas and in the Field Beige waxed canvas!!!

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These babies are super sweet!! Selling them at $180. Waxed canvas exterior with leather bottom. Has a vintage key from Paris feature. Snap top and side snaps to turn tote into hip stylie bag!

Exterior rear pocket with snap top. Interior zippered pocket. Roomy bag for many uses. I have been using mine every day! Great for our cooler weather when you need to keep a little sweatshirt or sweater to keep in your bag!

Dimensions are:

12″W x 6″D x 14″H

 

Locally these will be selling in the hip Westside shop called Sawyer Supply. In the Kelly’s Bakery Courtyard.

Or just contact me to purchase!! 831 325-3905

mackerilla@gmail.com

Also!!!!

Our Hannula + Dest aprons in vintage fabrics are selling in Soquel at Loot!!

New online retailer

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Mackerilla Design Sewing Patterns PDF’s have been picked up by http://epursepatterns.com/ !!!

Should be up and running soon on their site!!! 🙂

I am back in action sewing! It’s been a long weary year. We had a close friend who recently passed away from fighting a rare genetic cancer.

I put my business on the back burner as well as all his other friends had to help him with all his needs for the past 8 months. We all wanted to spend as much quality time with him before he left for a better place. He now is no longer in pain and I am sure is watching over us.

So I apologize for not being around much on this blog. I have started a few new designs to be made into new sewing patterns. Will be cutting and sewing and perfecting, then creating more patterns.

-Janice

Quilt your own!

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Why buy some pre quilted cotton fabric when you can make your own!

I have a bunch of fat quarters just waiting to be made into some bags! Too light and soft for exteriors of the bags so I slapped on some batting to the backside and quilted a diamond pattern on top! Then created some cute little zip pouches! Fun, fun, fun!

An oldie but a goodie!

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20121011-163931.jpgThis design is called the “Jill”. Named after a dear old friend that has passed away since the inception of this bag. She wanted something long and lean to hold her checkbook and her wallet. So this is what I came up with. Since then the exterior pocket has been rounded a bit and the bag is a wee bit bigger! I think I will have to get the sewing pattern started for this bag design! 🙂

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I just finished these two bags! These are already claimed! BUT…………..I will be making more!
The handles are leather and USA made. These are the ones I get from the ladies of Homestead Heirloom LLC. Got them a few years back at the Knitting Expo and have been waiting for the right project to use them! They are not cheap so I did not want to waste them on just any bag style!

I used upholstery fabric for the exterior and used a fun whimsical cotton patterned fabric for the interiors. Vintage buttons for the the top front flap for the exterior pocket which has a magnetic closure. Two open rear exterior pockets and on the inside, a cellphone pocket, one roomy pocket and a pen slot!

These bags are  10″ Tall x 11 Wide x 3.5″ Deep

If your interested in one (above fabrics might no longer be available due to limited quantities), please email me!! mackerilla@gmail.com

These will retail for $140 with leather handles and $98 with fabric strap handles

🙂

Working with ultra suede

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20120418-163032.jpg working with ultra suede fabric is nice for the reason that it’s thin enough not to bog down your sewing machine. But….it can stretch a wee bit while seeing. So make sure everything is cute exact and you pin the living day lights out of what your sewing!

Carpet bag done!

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OK people! My carpet bag is finished! I will keep at it and then make the sewing pattern to sell eventually!

I love these leather handles from Homestead Heirloom LLC in Wisconsin! Fabric is a chenille upholstery fabric I had laying around. I lined it with a fun cotton fabric!

Workin on sumthin!

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20120405-172344.jpgI am putting together a newbie! I am making a carpet bag with leather handles. So far so good! I am one to just go for it and not make a muslin sample. I always either cut out a pattern as I go or write dimensions. This one is lined with some lightweight cotton from my pile of Alexander Henry fabrics. The exterior is a nice chenille blend.
I hope to complete it tomorrow or by early next week. Of course will post when done!

Zippies!

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One month til holiday craft show season is here! My friend Debbie and I have been collaborating on some items for upcoming shows! We are striving to upcycle the coolest fabrics into zippered pouches and totes!

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