Sewing – a few random projects

Since my last post I have been sewing but it has been a little bit of this and a little bit of that whilst at the same time endeavouring to complete a short coat using Vogue V9096 and some beautiful 100% wool fabric donated by a friend.

Attending the Monday patchwork group at Franklins we made some folded log cabin. I thoroughly enjoyed that project using a variety of printed cottons in yellow and blue, a favourite combination of mine. I am not sure of the final incarnation this project will take but meantime, here is a photo of folded log cabin so far.

folded log cabin

At the Thursday evening Sprat & Winkle meeting we made small patchwork drawstring bags. This project I DID manage to complete. The bag is fully lined and the method for the casing for the drawstrings was an unusual feature that I have not encountered before. I am sure that I will make more of these bags for holding Christmas gifts. Now that we are in the second half of October I plan to spend some time putting together DIY gifts to go in the bags!

drawstring bag

Over the weekend I tutored my second workshop making the fantastic Cross Body Bag from Deby Coles. There were six ladies gathered together at New Threads, Weyhill Fairground. I am always delighted to see the range of prints and fabrics that can be used to make the CBB – it has such versatility and can be made in virtually any fabric from quilting cotton, linen, denim, needle cord, wool, tweed, oilcloth and even faux leather. I hope that the ladies all enjoyed their day and will be pleased with their finished bags.


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The Ladies Busy at New Threads – making NEW BAGS!!

Mo's bag

Mo’s Bag – the first to be finished!