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Drawstring Backpack

Whenever my niece visits me, no matter how many gifts I buy for her, everything feels a bit incomplete without a handmade gift. This time, I made this drawstring backpack with a casing on the outside, gusset, a flap that has a Velcro closure and a pocket on one side.    I used a heavy weight cotton […]

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Fringe Bag Tutorial

I caught a fleeting glimpse of a fringe bag on television sometime back. At that time I wished I had enough time to take in the details. Soon after, when I saw this lovely brown fringe  I couldn’t let go of a chance to come up with my own version. The store had less than 2 metres of this […]

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A bag for a dear friend

I feel truly blessed when I think about my friends. Some of them have really been instrumental in what I am today. Sanhita is one such friend. I met her soon after I had joined Ravelry, at one of our Bangalore meets. I had just started crocheting then, having learned from videos. I had also just about […]

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Pleated Reversible Bag

My friend asked me if I would help her through the bag making process. She wanted to make a bag with me so that she would be confident making it on her own. When I asked her what kind of bag she had in mind, her answer was a pleated reversible bag. Ever since I […]

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What’s For Lunch?

Looking for a right sized plastic/paper bag every morning, to send my husband’s lunch box in became really tiring. I had bad experiences with store-bought lunch bags earlier. The zippers were never durable or the plastic like fabric frayed within a few months of using it. So, I decided to make a lunch bag myself. Hurray! […]

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Weekender Tote Completed

I participated in this Weekender Tote Sew-a-long hosted by Leah of Sew Spoiled. My very first sew along, i had an amazing time making this tote and am very thrilled with the result. I initially was wondering if this would be too complicated for me to try. But thanks to Leah’s wonderfully written pattern and […]

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My starling bag

Have finally managed to complete my starling bag. The pattern is by Alice Merlino. Its a fantastic pattern. Very well explained and easy. I can’t believe the lining took longer to finish that the bag itself. I blame my laziness for it. Am extremely happy that i lined it though. I added a zipper and […]

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