I love to sew, mainly quilts and bags. I am 61, married to Fred and have one son, Matthew who is 23. I enjoy embroidery and applique and prefer to machine piece and quilt my projects. I love my vintage Singer sewing machines especially my Featherweight 222K. My love of sewing I believe comes from my Grandmother - I still have the drawings she made for me to embroider on tea towels many many years ago!

Saturday, 9 October 2010

YES, I'M A BAG LADY!


Another finish!! This bag did not come out as well as it should have. Sadly, I used the incorrect stiff interfacing and the outside of the bag has a decidedly crinkly look! If you use iron-on stiff interfacing for a bag, you SHOULD NOT quilt it!! Oh well, I'll know in future:-)

I put one pocket on the inside. I think this bag will be useful for taking to classes - it will hold a small cutting mat, ruler and all the tools! It has nice wide handles, making it comfortable to carry and it basically stands up on its own!


Happy Sewing!!

8 comments :

  1. Impressive as usual.
    My total sewing today adds up to repair of: 1 pair trousers for daughters camp, 1 pair jeans for number 1 child (bought them home & asked pretty please with a very pitiful look) & 1 pair shorts for number 2 child (really don't need to see that much bum on a 20 year old). :)

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  2. Oooh I think I have these fabrics in a layer cake - they look lovely 'out', I better start planning something, which obviously won't be as good as yours!

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  3. Your bag looks beautiful, Helen. I don't like that stiff interfacing, quilted or not, so I don't use it even when it's called for and my bags come out just fine without it. ~karen

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  4. You are making some lovely bags!!

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  6. I am not very confident at making bags. Once when I made one and turned it right side out my handles disappeared into the bag never to be seen again.

    Yours looks lovely. I like the colours in it a lot!

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  7. Very cute! Now I'm sad that I didn't make the bags with her!!!

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