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, 8 October 2011

THE NEW BAG



I started making this bag to take along on the Bus Trip, but I didn't have any magnetic snaps so the bag had to wait until I had bought some.  I finished making the bag on Thursday and took it out today for it's first airing!   

The pattern is by Anna Graham (Noodlehead)  and I LOVE it!  It's a large bag, perfect to hold all the essentials plus a bottle of water!  I made mine in Denyse Schmidt fabrics recently purchased at Spotlight.  Lovely fabric!

Anna Graham writes great patterns - check them out HERE.

Today started with a thunderstorm and fantastic rain, but it's disappeared already!  I was looking forward to a wet weekend of sewing but I guess I can just pretend it's still raining:-)

Happy Sewing!!

8 comments :

  1. That's a very beautiful bag !

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  2. Pretending is good! And your bag is lovely - I've seen a lot of these in blogland but yours is my favourite!

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  3. oh i LOVE your bag Helen..great design and wonderful summery fabrics!!

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  4. Love the bag...and your choice of fabrics.

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  5. lovely bag Helen,well done

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  6. Great bag! But then again all the bags you make are gorgeous.

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