The Ready Meal Equivalent Of The Sewing World


Last Christmas I asked for the Heart Bag Kit from Simple Way and promptly delayed sewing it up for no good reason! So when Karen announced her worthy #MadeUp Initiative it presented me with the opportunity to get stuck into this project, as well as to contribute towards a great cause. A win-win scenario basically!


A quick mobile snap for a sense of scale...

My #MadeUp project needed to be portable as I'm in Spain at the moment, so the Heart Bag ticked yet another box. I like to describe the kit as the ready meal equivalent of the sewing world...you know, the kind of meal that comes prepared and you just have to whack it in the over and steam some veggies to accompany it. 

The Heart Bag kits comes with all its leather pieces (front, back, pocket, gusset, strap and heart) pre-cut and pre-perforated, along with leather thread and a giant-ass needle. All you have to do is hand-stitch it together and voila...you have a beautiful bag! It also comes with pieces for a sweet, heart-shaped keyring, which I stupidly forgot to photograph! The instructions could be clearer and better illustrated for sure, but it's not exactly rocket science, so I'll let that slide.




Despite being a shoe person, my approach to bags is very different. I'm far too lazy to regularly change bags to match my outfit, so I just use one until it dies, then I buy another. The timing of this make couldn't be more perfect as my other bag died just before I came to Spain! Luckily, I love me new bag, so it'll get plenty of use!


If you like what you see, then check out the Simple Way's sewing kits, of which my favourite are definitely the bags! Right now I'm crushing on the Toggle BagOwl BackpackBriefcase Style SatchelMonet Messenger...and a few others! I love that you can pick different colour combinations (I definitely want one in forest green and pink), but frustratingly, the website isn't always great at displaying them properly. I have a feeling you can't really go wrong though as all the combinations sound pretty delicious!

Are you taking part in Karen's #MadeUp Initiative and have you finished your project yet?

15 comments:

  1. Nice bag. I am taking part and have almost finished my scarf in my hand-dyed wool. It i such a great idea. I am so pleased that it has raised so much money. Xx

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    1. Thanks and I wholeheartedly agree!

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  2. Your bag is lovely, I haven't come across anything like this before. And yey to finishing your pledge!

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  3. Ha! I'm like you .... my shoes have their own room but I'm just not fussed for bags ever.

    I like this one though and if the come in handy sewing kits my feelings towards bags may just change.

    Hope you're having a great time in Spain and that the sun is shining for you.

    Holly

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    1. Thanks so much Holly, hope I've tempted you to try stitching your own bag :o)

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  4. This bag caught my eye - it's lovely. I've never heard of Simple Way before, but I think their sewing kit's might be the solution to my over-priced leather bag addiction! Thanks for posting about yours - I'm really excited to try one out :)

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    1. You're most welcome :o) The kits aren't cheap by any means, but still not as expensive as buying a leather bag in store!

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  5. Great bag! I'll be trying to convince myself that I don't need one for days now - shouldn't have clicked the link!

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  6. Really love the bag - I've already checked out the link and I can feel a purchase coming on .....

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    1. Oooh, let me know what you plump for :o)

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  7. Gorgeous bag! The leather looks great!

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    1. Thanks Lou! The quality feels great :o)

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  8. Thank you to all of you and especially to Marie for your lovely comments :) We make often customised bag kits, so contact us - we may help :)

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