Today I spent a most enjoyable time at New Threads, Weyhill Fairground Craft Centre. I set up my sewing machine in one of their units and using prepared fabric pieces was able to complete two bags. I used the same fabric combination for both bags, a charming print of school buses, bus stops, “little people” and trees in two colourways that I had bought on “sale” from Franklins in Salisbury. The same print is on either a Cream background or Blue background.
The first bag that I made was the Muti-purpose tech bag which is also ideal for use as a straightforward cross body bag but does not have quite so many pockets as the standard Cross Body Bag. I used a “silver” gromit and strap hardware of 2 nickel rectangles and a strap adjuster, plus a self-covered button fastening on the closure strap. Because of the print feel that this bag will appeal to the “younger” generation.
The second bag was that TNT Cross Body Bag. Again using the combination of printed cotton I included all the usual features. A two-tone strap with adjuster, Tabs with D rings, swivel hooks for the long strap and a twist lock. The lining is in the Cream background colourway to give a totally co-ordinated finish.
Both bags are on demonstration at New Threads in anticipation of the two workshops planned for October and November.