Jolijn has made these two amazing DIY Classic creations for herself and her sister, both have unique personalities using different fabrics, patterns and textures.
The black velvet bag is very stylish and classy, with the richly patterned and coloured red lining it really stands out.
I love the vibrant green colour of the cotton Classic. The patterned lining suits it so well and is sure to brighten up even the dullest winter day.
Jolijn writes that her next project is two DIY Onbag Babies! I can't wait to see what colours and fabrics she uses.
Don't the special red DIY Onbag labels look smart too?
She has chosen a deep navy blue cotton drill outer, and a shimmering blue taffeta with a swirling design for the lining.
The valuables bag matches, and uses the swirling taffeta to great effect on the straps.
I love the way that the similar colours of the lining and outer fabric work together. The effect is very subtle but there is real luxury there.
I hope Joanne will enjoy her set, it is very beautiful!
The lighter outer fabric works beautifully with the darker taffeta lining - the shades really pick up the colours of the wrap.
And if it is beautiful to look at then it is even more lovely to touch!
She will look quite stunning wearing this ensemble - I do hope we get some action photos!
Very very glamerous!
"I love the bag! I can fit everything there and that's great. I regret I kept postponing making the bag for such a long time - I had bought the fabrics half year ago!
I bought a piece of brown fabric long enough and also a piece of fabric with flowers for the lining - both were very cheap.
Both fabrics were quite thin so I used some old corduroy I had at home to put in between them."
Jitka is very kindly working on a translation of my pattern into Czech, so watch this space!
Guin had two lovely scraps of print fabric that she wanted to make good use of so she asked us to come up with a way of making slip covers for the flap of her custom bag.
As you can see - the results are pretty impressive. The plain purple bag with purple taffeta lining is beautiful enough - but the slip-covers are both stunning.