Sewing bags at the Bee today. Great fun, and I think my technique has gotten better over the last time I made these. These are 2 of the 3 I made today. I delivered the third one to its new owner already.
They make me smile, as did the ladies at our sewing bee today. We arrived at 0900 and closed up at 1600, with lots of projects in the works. Progress abound!
Not much more fun can be had than a day of sewing with like-minded people….
Here’s to hoping you have that kind of fun in your life.
My scrabble bag, with cat fabric for the lining. I made it yesterday when I got up (BEFORE I had my coffee), and then used it going to church and the mall. It held EVERYTHING!!!!
Enjoy your sewing time……you KNOW I do.
I have been making these pleated totes. As a matter of fact, I make one a day now, since I first tried the pattern. It is so much fun, and an easy pattern. I have some great fabrics in pieces just big enough to make these….and I have put more combinations together than I have time to make!!!!
I have two great friends who have taught me so much about making bags….Sue Larson-who patiently taught me how to put a zipper in also….and Ellen Huntley-who much to her encouragement, has me even using pins! Those two ladies are great teachers. And, when I make a bag with either one of them….theirs turns out just PERFECTLY. Mine, is more “puffy” or usually has “more personality” than there’s. But no worries. I am not discouraged. I am encouraged. I just so enjoy the process of constructing one. (Mind you, I still never use the pattern/directions.) I think I am direction challenged. Oh well…lucky for me, my teachers just LAUGH at me….and we go on with the project.
Let me add a few more photos to show you my “personality” bags….I am just loving making them.
So here are the coasters I made from the challenge piece…..and I am much happier. On to new challenges….for it seems every time I start a quilt I challenge myself. I never know exactly what I will make!!! That is why I am a self made scrap quilter.