Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Market Bag Line Madness - 2014 Is Coming!

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UPDATE 02/09 - First finished bag
This is the first bag I finished late in the evening on February 7. This is the modified Market Purse that will be my own handbag. I made the bag slightly taller and narrower so I could carry my laptop inside my handbag. I put a gold nylon liner in it, verses cotton. This liner fabric is not as easy to work with. You can see more photos on the BRL Facebook page.

UPDATE 02/07 - Progress continues
I've started sewing in my label on the Euro tapestry bags, gluing down the inner seams and installing the snap. I'll be working on making several liners today. Some of the tapestry bags will get nylon/rayon liners instead of cotton. Those that get cotton will get Kona Cotton®, in a complimentary matching fabric to the print. These bags will also get a larger magnetic snap than the standard Market Line Bag. I haven't decided yet, but the bags may also get a slight flair in the pin-tucks, much like the peacock feathers bag I made.

I thought I would share some photos here, that I've shared on the Facebook Page, of more of the Market Euro Tapestry bags that are coming.

 These two bags have more texture, thickness. The one on the right almost feels like a chenille.

These two bags are a little lighter in weight than the ones above, but have a nice, heavier feel.

Can you tell which one is the $9.00, 45" wide cotton print, and which one is the $35.00, 54" wide drapery print? The drapery print is a little thicker, and has a bit of a sheen to it.

UPDATE 02/04 - Progress continues
 Market Line Bag construction continues

UPDATE 02/03 - A blended bag

Market Euro - Tapestry

Here are two partially finished bags in a new "blending" of my tapestry totes with the market line style of bags.  It's a lightweight tapestry fabric bonded to canvas. This is the heaviest fabric that I've tried bonding to stiff canvas. It appears to be working out so far.

Both bags are one-of-a-kind. The bag on the left is a standard Market Bag Euro size. The bag on the right is a modified size Market Purse. This will be a bag I'm making that will easily hold my laptop when I go to court.  They will have nylon/rayon liners, like the tapestry totes, but over the shoulder thin straps like the Market Line bags.

UPDATE 02/01 - Progress continues

 Market Line Bag Construction continues

I've got 38 Market Line bags on the table. The two sides of the bags have all been sewn together. The bottom seam is double sewn.  Then the three side seams have been pressed open and the bottom corners folded into points. The next step is drawing the sew line for the double sewing of the bottom side side seams.

Once that step is complete, all the bags will be turned right side out and re-pressed.

Beginning stages of Market Bag construction.

January 28, 2014
Over the upcoming months, I will be working on creating a large selection of Market Bags, Market Bag Euro and Market Purses in stock prints and some never seen before prints. I'm also experimenting with some heavier drapery cotton prints as well as some lightweight upholstery and damask fabrics.

Previous Market Bag Madness photos:

Bags I've made:

Market Bag Euro
954 Geisha Vibrant Colors - Stock Print

Market Bag
480 Vibrant Butterfly - Stock Print

Market Tote
309 Mountain Cranes Blue - Stock Print

Market Bag
301 Calligraphy Red - Stock Print

Market Bag
411 Kitties Chasing Mice - Stock Print

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Kitty Mat Beds

 Kitty Mat Beds

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UPDATED 1/14/14: More Kitty Mat Beds! Scroll down to bottom!

The last time I made a batch of Kitty Mat Beds, they were a huge hit. The first mat beds were made of three layers of polyester polar fleece and a cotton flannel print layer on top. They measure approximately (16"x19"), are triple sewn for durability and machine washable. Not only do kitties love sleeping on them, they work well in a carrier and they protect your furniture, too. You won't find mat beds like these in any commercial pet store.

I've made a sampling of Kitty Mat Beds out of ivory polar fleece and cat prints from my flannel collection. You can order a Kitty Mat Bed in any print from the flannel collection. If you don't see a flannel print you like, please contact me. I have lots of unusual theme flannel prints that have not been added to the collection (sports, Christmas, etc.). If you would like a mat bed made of out flannel you already have, please contact me for a price.

This year, I've also made a few mat beds out of two layers of ivory polar fleece and one layer of printed polar fleece from my fleece collection. The fleece only mat beds are a little lighter weight that the standard mat beds.

Kitty Mat Beds in both styles are only $19.00 each.  Purchase two or more and the price is $14.00 each! That's a 25% savings.  Shipping is free through February 28th, 2014!

Fleece & Flannel Mat Beds

606 Kitty & Moon (many available)

615 Kitties Bugs Butterflies (many available)

621 Kitty Meiow & Fish (many available)

622 Cat Faces Brown (many available)
623 Jumping Kitties Pink (many available)

625 Here Kitty on Green (many available)

649 BeeTween You & Me (many available)

I Love My Cat Mat Bed (last one left)

610 Stripe #1 (several available)

Fleece Prints Kitty Mat Beds
(two layers of ivory fleece and one layer of printed fleece)

701 Multi Paws Fleece (6 available)

705 Vibrant Cats Fleece (4-5 available)

706 Cat Faces Fleece (many available)


Cartoon Cats on Blue (last one available)

703 Paws on Red FLEECE (many available)

602 Brown Kitties (four available)

614 Kitties Gray on Pink Check (four available)

$19.00 each
2 or more: $14.00 each

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