Welcome to LolaUniqueCreations where you can view my latest sewing creations made in Broome, Western Australia. Broome is in Yawuru Country. Gurdan is the Yawuru word for bag or bucket.

A couple of years ago I made myself a shoulder bag and some friends wanted a bag too. So now I have fun making different bags. Most bags have a zip pocket, so mobiles and keys can be safely stored and are easy to find. Some bags also have 'open' pockets on the inside of the bags. I also like experimenting with embroidery details.
The shoulder bags were named after people who inspired me to sew them!
'Carol' crescent shaped - single embroidered strap with snap close
'Kristy Carrier' 50 cm - two straps and outside zip pocket, with or without open-ended zip
'Kaylene' 40cm - stand up bag with outside zip pocket, 5 inside pockets, single adjustable strap
'Krista-Jane' 35cm zip, 'Joycelyn' 30cm zip, stand up bags with outside zip pocket, 5 inside pockets, single strap (approx 100cm long)
Coin purse 12-18 cm zip, Handy Pouches/Pencil Cases 20-35cm zips

All creations are cotton and fully lined - so they can be washed - soak and gentle machine or hand wash, warm/hot iron.
I buy most of my materials locally, from Streeters Drapery in Broome and use authentic Aboriginal designs by artists from MS Textiles http://www.mstexaustralia.com.

Thanks for visiting, hope to hear from you soon, Lola Nanyjili, the happy sewer.

Dec 14, 2016

Crescent shaped shoulder bags (Hobo Bag)

This is a new style shoulder bag for Lola Unique Creations for 2016. 
I think I'll call it the 'Carol' bag for my friend who has lots of Lola bags - its also late December so its a Christmas Carol bag!

I drafted the pattern after checking out different bag photos online - so thank you to all those sewers who share their ideas and projects. 
These bags measure approximately 30 cm across and 20 cm tall. They all fully lined with a zip pocket and snap closure. The single embroidered strap is between 64- 68 cm long.  
Snap fasteners from snapsaustralia.com.au  

I love the Wild bush Honey Ant design by Audrey Napanangka

Fire Dreaming + mint lining SOLD, Dancing Spirit + gold SOLD
Corroboree Blue SOLD
$35 each
Passionfruit Dreaming + burn orange, Bush Onion + red
Passionfruit Dreaming + sky blue+mustard

beautiful fabric designs and colourful snaps

Sep 12, 2016

Lola Beach Bags

These Lola bags are perfect for the beach and have become popular for taking on the boat and out camping. Tough and colourful they are made with black woven polyester shade cloth with design panels in the fabulous Aboriginal designs fabrics from MS Textiles. The bags are approximately 34 cm tall and 44 cm wide, with a 14 cm base. All have a zip pocket for essentials like phone and keys.

Honey Ants SOLD + Corroboree
$25 each

Wild Bush Flowers SOLD + Fresh Life After Rain
$25 each
 These two bags are slightly larger - 36 cm tall and 49 cm wide, with a 14 cm base
Fire Dreaming + Fire Dreaming with navy trim $25 each

Sep 10, 2016

Lola Bags Matching Sets

These Lola bags are available as matching sets or individual items.
All hand-made in Broome, Western Australia. 
For more bags check out facebook.com/Lola-Unique-Creations 

Dancing Spirit Carrier Bag $65
35 cm zip shoulder Bag  $45
30 cm zip shoulder bag $40
Handy Pouches 7 each

Bush Tomato Carrier Bag $65
Essentials bag $28
Handy Pouch $7

Witchetty Grub 40cm carrier bag $45
35cm shoulder bag $45

Fresh Life After Rain 35cm shoulder bag $45
Handy pouch $7

Hunting 35cm shoulder bag $45
Handy pouches $7 each