Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Skewer bag

Just made a quick bag for my barbecue skewers. I got some new (to me) fabric I'm testing out: a 300d polyester (coated on one side). It's called Odyssey and is from the same company that makes the acrylic-coated poly that I use for my bag liners. This is lighter and has a nicer hand feel. If it holds up well, I look forward to using it more. You can get it from Rochford.

I like to put my male snaps on a bridge so you can close the snap without putting pressure on the bag. (I used a piece of leather here.) I see so many designs where you have to press into the bag to close the flap. That's not good for your Twinkies.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014


Finally made some more wallets for Maude Vintage, downtown CoMo.
These also make nice little accessory pouches since they close up. People use them to carry thumb drives, bike parts, lady products and, of course, change.
I've been working on some designs that have a bill pocket, since that's what people want, I guess. Tried some designs with leather but fell back to a design I made a few years ago. I'd never been that pleased with it since the extra layer bulked up the seams too much, but I've been working with difference combinations of lighter fabric and I'm liking it better.
This one's 500d Cordura nylon.
The bill pocket wraps around the front to make another card pocket. Pretty cool.