Sunday 22 November 2015

So Tweet!

Hello friends

Today something different, I have made a So Tweet book bag.
The die is one of the new Contour steel rule dies so it cuts all 
different mediums.  
Being a steel rule die it will be compatible with the Platinum machine 
and other machines that take thicker dies.

My bag is actually made from one of the Hope and Chances bags -
remember those?  I think they were in a charity kit about a year ago.
Anyway...I cut it down to make a smaller narrower bag, perfect for books
and perhaps a bar of chocolate, bag of crisps - essential reading materials.

The fabric is a fat quarter that I picked up locally.

Spellbinders have featured this project on their blog and 
you can view the step by step blog post here.

I'm enjoying doing the occasional bit of sewing although saying that...
I must get back to my teddy bear making - he is body-less at the moment!

Take care friends.


  1. Hi Christine
    Your bag is so Tweet ,just right for a bit of good reading matter and Chocolate as you say .
    I am hopeless at sewing but i do like to see everyone else's efforts.
    Have a good day.
    Elaine H X

  2. Gorgeous project. I love seeing sewing project even though I can't sew!! Odd as my Gran was a milliner & my Mum worked on the habadashery counter in a department store-sewing skills seems to have skipped this generation!


  3. Hi Christine, love the bag. love Jean Z xx

  4. Beautiful bag Christine love the birds die cuts xx hazel

  5. Beautiful bag Christine love the birds die cuts xx hazel

  6. Good Morning Christine!
    I don't have the new machine, but I'm on my 4th Calibur, thats one Teal, 2 Raspberry, and 1 Heliotrope! Lets hope the new one is stronger!
    Thats when I get to it and money allows of course!
    Pretty bag Christine and good that Teddy will finally pull himself together, so to speak lol!
    Take care
    Love Marg

  7. Morning Christine,
    A pretty bag, you are clever.

  8. Hi Christine, This bag is fabulous, I love the birds and the fabric. I really must get around to my sewing projects !! I have had Roman Blinds for my conservatory, cut out, and a couple stitched, then they were left when other things got priority in my 'to do' list, that was a year ago ....... I really must get started again hahaha.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  9. Hello Christine,
    The bag is so pretty, and easy to make as a little gift in this 5p per bag times. I laughed when I read about the teddy bear, the song "I Ain't Got No Body" comes to mind!!!
    Maureen xx

  10. Hello Christine
    Pretty little bag Christine. The fabric is gorgeous. I hope your little bear is feeling whole again soon.
    Take care

  11. Hi Christine,
    Really lovely bag it would be so useful,the birds are so pretty too.
    Take care. x.

  12. Very pretty. Wonder if this die would work with the Big Shot Plus.

  13. Another clever design Christine, such a handy size bag. Love the birds!
    It was great seeing you yesterday, really enjoyed your demo, and learnt a lot about Spellbinders dies, thank you!
    Janice x