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My first attempt at making a bag

crooknees

Re: My first attempt at making a bag
« Reply #15 on: January 27, 2018, 12:47:19 PM »
Your first attempts at bag making are very impressive Madam Cholet. I'm also very impressed by your FHE. I have an embroidery machine and that sometimes doesn't give the required result. All down to my incompetence, I must add.
crooknees - buried under a mountain of fabric and yarn.

Madame Cholet

Re: My first attempt at making a bag
« Reply #16 on: January 27, 2018, 22:12:38 PM »
@Fajita and @crooknees - Thank you!  :)
I was inspired by this lady, but I used my Bernina 910 rather than a treadle:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y01nxh8HYAg
I have posted that link before, but imo it's well worth a second watch  :)
I'd love an embroidery machine one day, but I also love the idea of freehand 'painting' with the threads. I have slowly started to build up a small collection of Gutermann Sulky threads so I can have another go at some point with better threads and brighter colours and on a slightly larger scale  :vintage: :thread: :ninja:

Madame Cholet

Re: My first attempt at making a bag
« Reply #17 on: February 19, 2018, 12:18:07 PM »
Re. the Blue Calla Clematis bag pattern - here is a youtube video that shows a pattern hack for adding card slots to the bag:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3VsS1AMNTc

The lady in the video Debby Hunker has marvelous hair and the bag she makes has a picture of Cthulhu on the front of it. so the clip is well worth a watch even if you are not interested in bag making. The card pocket idea is fab too.

The Clematis bag I made has rather manly man styling as it was for a friend of mine. I'd planned to make another for myself one day and I am now happy in the knowledge that I can provide my version with card slots  8)

(Note to self - get off internet and get important stuff done... )
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