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We are hoping to cover a variety of sewing topics on our new blog. Our main focus has been designing PDF Sewing Patterns. We have a varied range and will still be adding to it.

 

Thank you for stopping by, we hope it has been useful.

By boutiqueuniquedesigns, Mar 8 2018 12:12PM


Boudoir Bundle PDF Sewing Pattern
Boudoir Bundle PDF Sewing Pattern

The pattern includes full comprehensive instructions for each step and has been written to be accessible by people who have just learnt to sew. We have included a brief construction summary for experienced sewers. We also designed these items with craft sellers in mind, the items can be made quickly to stock up your stall. The items complement each other in purpose and scale, sell them as a matching bundle or pick your favourites to sell.



We love scrap busting and this is an ideal project for using up left over fabric. Most of the pieces are small and require very little fabric. We are a big fan of fussy cutting when we are able, and we feel these items provide good opportunities for this.



Boudoir Bundle PDF Sewing Pattern
Boudoir Bundle PDF Sewing Pattern

These are easy makes and can be made with or without piping, lace and wadding to suit your own taste and budget. The bundle consists of a makeup bag, a mini tissue holder, an eye mask with storage pouch, a tissue box cover and three novelty eye masks (cat, fox & owl).








Boudoir Bundle Eight Piece Crafting Bonanza PDF Pattern
Boudoir Bundle Eight Piece Crafting Bonanza PDF Pattern


SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

Makeup Bag: Height 15cm Width 20cm

Mini Tissue Holder: Height 12cm Width 6.5cm Depth 3cm

Eye Mask & 3 Novelty Eye Masks: Height 8cm Width 19cm Strap 14” relaxed

Eye Mask Pouch: Height 13.5cm Width 13.5cm

Tissue Box Cover: Height 13cm Width 13cm Height 13cm


8-piece PDF Pattern with full instructions, step by step guide with photos and digitally drafted pattern pieces.



Boudoir Bundle Eight Piece Crafting Bonanza PDF Pattern
Boudoir Bundle Eight Piece Crafting Bonanza PDF Pattern




Boudoir Bundle Eight Piece Crafting Bonanza PDF Pattern
Boudoir Bundle Eight Piece Crafting Bonanza PDF Pattern



Boudoir Bundle Eight Piece Crafting Bonanza PDF Pattern
Boudoir Bundle Eight Piece Crafting Bonanza PDF Pattern

By boutiqueuniquedesigns, Feb 17 2018 03:08PM




Sometimes we want to make something just for the pleasure of making it whether it be for ourselves or as a gift. Quite often this is when we will splurge and spend a little more money and take great pleasure in choosing the fabric and other components needed for the project.





Rose Bag PDF Sewing Pattern
Rose Bag PDF Sewing Pattern

1. Fabric Choice


Helen Bag PDF Sewing Pattern
Helen Bag PDF Sewing Pattern

Most of our projects are best made from firm fabrics with an even weave and we mostly make our prototypes from 100% cotton fabrics. Cotton fabrics come in a myriad of colours and designs and there are some very talented fabric designers around doing some fantastic designs. If you want a designer fabric you will have to pay a little more for it but most of our designs have a feature fabric that is not used for the whole project so you only need buy a small amount.


2. Alternative Fabrics



Jane Tote Trio PDF Sewing Pattern
Jane Tote Trio PDF Sewing Pattern

These days you don’t' have to just use fabric to create your perfect bag. There is a wonderful variety of new materials on the market, and with bag making becoming more and more popular, these materials are becoming more accessible.


Fake leather



Fake PU Leather
Fake PU Leather

(sometimes called PU Leather or leatherette) can add durability and a luxury look to your latest project. We have bought affordable offcuts from our local fabric mill, remnants from our local crafting recycling yard and shopped online. It is important to choose your pattern wisely if you are going to include fake leather, as it can build up into thick seams quite quickly.


Vinyl Fabrics



Glitter Vinyl
Glitter Vinyl

These have started appearing on the scene, they can give you a gorgeous glossy finish to parts of your bag. This is something we want to try soon.


Cork



Cork
Cork

This is another new alternative. We haven't had the opportunity to try this yet as it is quite expensive.


3. Wadding



We often use wadding sometimes called batting in our projects because it gives a softer but more substantial feel to the finished product. If you are a quilter you will know that there are different types and weights of wadding available. Polyester wadding tends to be white and springy and whilst it will do the job it is harder to handle than the slightly more expensive cotton wadding. Regardless of the type you choose if you choose to use wadding only a light weight one is required. If you plan to do several projects I would invest in a can of basting spray, it lasts ages and fuses the two fabrics together so that they can be treated as one.


4. Bag Furniture





Jill Bag PDF Sewing Pattern
Jill Bag PDF Sewing Pattern

Our bags have a professional finish because we invest in 'bag furniture' these are the metal loops, buckles and fasteners used to attach straps and close bags. Straps can be attached using a simple d-ring or a D-ring and clip, a gold or silver ring, or a square buckle loop. They come in many styles and finishes, a quick search on E-bay for 'bag buckles' will bring up thousands of results for all manner of fasteners, fixings and trims.


5. Zips



Diamante and Rainbow Teeth Zips
Diamante and Rainbow Teeth Zips

There are many ways to close bags most commonly a zip or popper. Zips come in many different weights and styles, and some have fancy zip pulls, but these can also be bought separately if desired. We have also in some cases used magnetic poppers they are a little more complicated to use because you must incorporate them in the construction process they cannot be added afterwards like the sewn-on ones, but they do make the project look more 'store bought'. Splashing out on some Emmaline Bling D Rings and swivel hooks can also elevate your bag to another level.


6. Buttons



Chloe Bag PDF Sewing Pattern
Chloe Bag PDF Sewing Pattern

Buttons are very much in fashion at the moment and it would seem the bigger the better, they can be functional but for us they are mostly decorative used to high light a feature or pick out a colour. some are as elaborate as jewellery whilst others are quite understated.


7. Embellishments



Snap On Pin Cushion PDF Sewing Pattern
Snap On Pin Cushion PDF Sewing Pattern

We talk a lot about making your project unique and expressing yourself because it's an opportunity to make something that no one else has. There are different ways of achieving this from choosing the fabric to adding to the basic pattern. Things you could add depending on the project would be braid, ribbon, lace, beading, embroidery, appliquéd designs there are infinite variations to explore and enjoy.


We would be really interested in how you make your products unique, send photos of your completed projects to us at info@boutiqueuniquedesigns.com and when we have enough we will create a gallery page to display them on.


Visit our Pattern Shop if any have taken your eye


Check out our infographic for the top ten tips for a professional finish

By boutiqueuniquedesigns, Feb 8 2018 03:05PM

Chloe Bag PDF Sewing Pattern with secure internal pockets
Chloe Bag PDF Sewing Pattern with secure internal pockets


A simple attractive over the shoulder bag with two internal secure zip pockets. Carry your essentials in style with a roomy main compartment, two external slip pockets and two internal secure pockets.




This pattern would suit sewers who would like to try piping and adding an internal inset zip. It also appeals to experienced bag makers who like to show case some fussy cut fabric and make to sell.




Our favourite features of this bag are the showcase pockets on the outside and secure internal inset pockets inside.




This pattern involves adding inset zips and the opportunity to try using piping if you wish. Full instructions and step by step photos are included so give it a go today. We have showcased some variations you can try to make your bag more unique.




We have tried a plaited handle in one of our sample bags, used less piping in another to make it more affordable. As with all our patterns we encourage our makers to go off road, hack it, adapt it, just make it yours!


PDF Pattern with full instructions, step by step guide with photos and digitally drafted pattern pieces.

Sizing / Finished Measurements: 12.5” Wide (32cm) by 9” Deep (23cm)


Visit the Chloe Bag Pattern Page to purchase for only £4.75


Enjoy making handbags? check out the rest of our full range on this link


Not tried piping yet but want to give it a go? download our free Piping Printable with full instructions and photos.





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