Hi, my name is Carmen. Welcome to Beyond The Fringe!

I love sewing, crocheting, paper crafts, painting, doodling and more. I also offer digital stamps and vintage graphics, many for free. I am a mom of 4 and a grandmother of 10 adorable grandkids, whom I love to make things for.

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Aug 11, 2015

Pouches. For Craftblooms

I've been busy making pouches to sell in time for Christmas. I've been sticking with this particular pattern because it makes a handy bag with lots of pockets and it has ample room for whatever you want to use it for. 

The feedback from those who have one has been so positive! Recently I found some fabric I absolutely fell in love with, and the "Charlie Bag' was born. This one was made with men in mind!



Guys use toiletries too, plus it could be used as a shaving kit, for camera accessories, and any necessities such as pills, etc.

Here's another couple I made. The pink one is already gone!





Hopefully I'll have something new to show you after life slows down a bit. Summers are always so busy!! 

Have a good week,


  1. These are all fabulous! You are a great stitcher too!!!

  2. Carmen,great design. Very useable.
    I like the colors on the "charlie" bag.


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