Wednesday, 7 October 2009

Something just for me ...

I'm off to Ally Pally next Friday so I decided I'd make myself a new bag to carry home all the 'stuff' I'm planning to buy to add to my ever increasing SABLE (Stash Accumulated Beyond Lifetime Expectancy).

At the Festival of Quilts in August, I found a bundle of gorgeously coloured sari ribbons which, being ridiculously cheap for real silk, came home with me. So, I took a piece of calico and, using the embellisher, attached the ribbons. Then some stitching and quilting. Then much headscratching and pondering.

I wanted to line the bag but couldn't for the life of me work out how and where to stitch it together but still be able to turn the outer through the gap I planned to leave in the lining.

I pinned it together and went to consult my dear husband. He was adamant that what I'd done wouldn't work. I disagreed. So off I went and quickly stitched a sample using my planned method and guess what - it worked!

Here's the result. And if you see this bag bulging at the seams accompanying me and several plastic carrier bags at K&SS, you'll know that I didn't make it big enough!

1 comment:

Aussie Jo said...

Definitely not big enough Amanda!
I have a huge eco canvas bag I take to shows like that and it's still not big enough!!
Have fun, maybe I'll get to Ally Pally one day.