Hello Dear Reader,
As promised, I told you that as soon as I’d finished, that I would start thinking about Christmas. I’m planning on making a few bags to sell so people can give them away at Christmas and I made my first attempt at a new pattern as a practise. I used old curtain material and it is brighter than it looks in the photos where it appears to be totally washed out. I have a mass of curtain and upholstery fabric which I shall use to make lots of these bags. I have the fabric so they won’t actually cost me anything to make. I shall use this bag for taking books to and from work as it big and roomy and every seam is stitched and then top stitched so it’s very strong.
It’s a great bag for crafters and quilters to take to workshops with their fabric and notions inside and their tools, scissors and threads in the pockets. It certainly wasn’t easy to make and has taken me the best part of a day to make my first one. I will get quicker as I make more. I would advise anyone to use jumble sale fabric to make your first dress or bag so it doesn’t matter if the seams are lumpy or the pockets don’t sit as you would like them to. I paid 20p for this off cut of fabric at one of the local jumble sales so it really hasn’t cost me much to make it.
The pattern very cleverly guides you to sew the lining into the outer layer and then turn it inside out. I’m really impressed with this pattern and I’m looking forward to making a whole load of these bags with the fabric I have.
P.S I will have a ‘Christmas Bazaar’ page up and running by the end of October so my ‘Scrappy Bags’ will be onsale by then.
Over to you, who else is sewing for Christmas, or getting ready for the Christmas Bazaars and Fayres? It’s a great way to earn some ‘pin money’. Who is sewing or knitting for Christmas gifts?
I’m off now to pin out and cut out the next bag as I’m setting myself the target of three a week…… I love a deadline!
Yoosta-Bee? I make bags from fabric and they used to be something else.
Love Froogs xxxxxxxxxxx