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"life is meant to be colourful"


Shoulder bag with Marimekko linen

Hello friends! This linen Marimekko fabric traveled with me from Finland and I have saved it for a good ideas. It would be so good for many things but I started to imagine bags and pouches.

shoulder bag

First bag fresh baked from the oven! From both sides; I don’t think there is front or back.

shoulder bag

It’s quilted with wadding/batting and heavy wight cotton.


Summerish turquoise inside and happy pocket with new label.

pocket for bag

Zipper closing with binding made with natural colour linen.

Leather pull for the zipper.

bag with marimekko linen

This bag lives already in new home but I need absolutely one of these for myself! Perfect match with my new walking shoes.

walking shoes

I’m so happy I found (easily from the first shop I stepped in) these beautiful and comfortable shoes! With the new phone holder I’m ready for puppy walks! For puppies I have made new summer leash! It’s light and comfy with flowers!

Hanna's walk

shoulder bag

Thank you for joining today! One more bag is delivered so that I shall show you soon. Puppy and Girl quilt is finally basted and I can start to stitch it by hand.

shoulder bag


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“Kimberly Sac” new bag

Hello friends! Long time I wanted to make a new bag and last week I saw just what I needed: ‘Kimberly Sac’.

Kimberly Sac bag

Beautiful, simple, practical and easy to make! I had to decide if I make patchwork or use whole fabric. Somehow this Marimekko’s fabric felt perfect choice. It’s cotton, firm but not canvas and great for a bag like this.

Ailakki by Marimekko

I took the size from my ‘Favourite Bag’ (tutorial), because it has really been my favourite. I picked bright blue fabric for details, found metal D-rings for the strap and big button for the closing. Finally the red fabric was left out.

bag project

I quilted the panels and made the strap. For the strap I cut 2.5″ strip from the blue and 2 1/4″ strip from the main fabric. I fold them half to get the line in the middle and then I fold both sides towards that line. Like that the blue shows just a little bit from the edges. At the ends I turn the main fabric inside the blue fabric so they are nicely finished and don’t need double folding.

bag project

bag detail

Little detail to finish the strap….button…and voila!

Kimberly Sac

I made the lining from light colour fabric to find my things, but add piece of blue to peep out.

Kimberly Sac bag

I know this is going to be my new favourite bag! I have used it already and it’s very comfy! I thought perhaps it’s very deep to find things but it’s not. And if I need more space I can put there knitted jacket (like yesterday when I felt too hot), quilt magazines, perhaps even a small quilt project!  Nero shows you the size…

Nero and bag

If you like to make your very own ‘Kimberly Sac’, look this post at Fat Quarter Shop’s blog. You can find there the pattern and to see the great video how to make your bag.

My inspiration came first from Leanne, who’s Kimberly Sac was the first one I saw. I have to say that now I’m really looking for to make this same bag with scraps!

Kimberly Sac by Teje

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