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Access all Accessories Inaugural Sewalongathon- the Bagathon!

Acorn

Re: Access all Accessories Inaugural Sewalongathon- the Bagathon!
« Reply #30 on: October 07, 2019, 10:07:32 AM »
150mm by 240mm - I bought a mega hoop (150 x 360) when I first had the machine and found out the hard way that 150 x 240 was the biggest it would take!
I might look as though I'm talking to you, but inside my head I'm sewing.

Iminei

Re: Access all Accessories Inaugural Sewalongathon- the Bagathon!
« Reply #31 on: October 07, 2019, 12:32:46 PM »
Gah!  :angry:  Whats that in real money @Acorn ???
The Imperfect Perfectionist sews again

Acorn

Re: Access all Accessories Inaugural Sewalongathon- the Bagathon!
« Reply #32 on: October 07, 2019, 12:43:41 PM »
Roughly 6" x 9.5".  I think.
I might look as though I'm talking to you, but inside my head I'm sewing.

Iminei

Re: Access all Accessories Inaugural Sewalongathon- the Bagathon!
« Reply #33 on: October 07, 2019, 14:52:29 PM »
Just a heads up (and its probably obvious to all you experienced sewists) ...

But I found when sewing the seams on the lining where the turning through gap should be, this was a good tip ...

I stitched down and then where there should have been a gap, I back stitched at one point, carried on, then back stitched again and carried on till the end

Pressed the seam open ...  then cut through the stitches between the two back stitched points .... = perfect seams pressed open to slip stitch together after pulling the back through.

That seems like a really clumsy explanation but I know what I mean .. and hope you do too!
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The Imperfect Perfectionist sews again

fajita

Re: Access all Accessories Inaugural Sewalongathon- the Bagathon!
« Reply #34 on: October 07, 2019, 16:24:36 PM »
@Iminei What also works well is if you increase the stitch length for the soon to be reopened part, slightly easier to remove.

Sheilago

Re: Access all Accessories Inaugural Sewalongathon- the Bagathon!
« Reply #35 on: October 07, 2019, 19:04:49 PM »
@Acorn - did you say just a simple tote bag, with that beautiful embroidery?!
It looks gorgeous!

@Iminei - good progress. I see what you mean about the gap- you are much more of a perfectionist than me! 0_0

Lilian

Re: Access all Accessories Inaugural Sewalongathon- the Bagathon!
« Reply #36 on: October 07, 2019, 20:09:40 PM »
I have been too busy to even look for what fabric I will use.  I know I want to use that 'hideous purple', if you remember that @Iminei  ;)   :vintage:

Sorry Darling, I don't! Imi xxx
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Willing but not always able :)

Lilian

Re: Access all Accessories Inaugural Sewalongathon- the Bagathon!
« Reply #37 on: October 10, 2019, 15:14:20 PM »
I have washed my fabric ready to start the bagathon tutorial  :fabric:  :snip: :vintage:  :)

Jogged your memory, you said it should be posted to 4. ..... DDD :)
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Willing but not always able :)

Vezelay

Re: Access all Accessories Inaugural Sewalongathon- the Bagathon!
« Reply #38 on: October 11, 2019, 07:34:30 AM »
I have washed my fabric ready to start the bagathon tutorial  :fabric:  :snip: :vintage

I'll be honest, I've  never washed my craft fabrics, even though my garment stuff goes in the machine the minute it arrives home. I do wash Rolls of Kraft tex, but that's to "texture" them.

Flobear

Re: Access all Accessories Inaugural Sewalongathon- the Bagathon!
« Reply #39 on: October 11, 2019, 09:25:05 AM »
Photos incoming in a day or two (after I've claimed Flobears soul   :devil:  )

I heard that  :o
Dogs are such a help when dressmaking!

Fabric Lover

Re: Access all Accessories Inaugural Sewalongathon- the Bagathon!
« Reply #40 on: October 11, 2019, 13:07:22 PM »
I know I said I’d use the sewing themed fabric to make a sewing machine bag, (fabric pictured a few days ago below) but I’ve remembered that I bought some knitting themed fabric from Lady Sew and Sew many months ago to make my sister a knitting bag for her birthday. That date is early November just this thread has really jolted me into getting it done. Thank you for that! 😁.  The fabric is lovely, looking forward to starting this today.
Stash busting 2020
Goal: 100 mtrs
Used: 17 mtrs (includes curtains)

Acorn

Re: Access all Accessories Inaugural Sewalongathon- the Bagathon!
« Reply #41 on: October 11, 2019, 15:35:54 PM »
Gorgeous fabric @Fabric Lover!   :)

I have finished my tote bag, and it has been filled with presents for my Mum.

The pictures of the whole bag don't show the colours well - the embroideries catch the light beautifully, so I have added separate photos of the embroidery to show that.  It is a simple tote bag, with the bottom corners sewn across to make a base.  The seams are French, and I have used a decorative stitch on the handles and the top hem, which I have tried to photograph, but as the thread is the same co,our as the fabric it is a bit hard to see!

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[Edited to remove the pics of the finished bag.   ;) ]
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I might look as though I'm talking to you, but inside my head I'm sewing.

Vezelay

Re: Access all Accessories Inaugural Sewalongathon- the Bagathon!
« Reply #42 on: October 11, 2019, 16:08:03 PM »
Embroidery and French seams - not sure I can match that @Acorn  :) . Your mum will love that bag for sure.

I've just re-read @Sheilago 's original post and realised we're to post pics of our progress as well as fabrics. And to save revealing the finished articles 'til the last few days of October ...apparently, though I'm sure the odd sneak preview is no harm  :)

Fabric Lover

Re: Access all Accessories Inaugural Sewalongathon- the Bagathon!
« Reply #43 on: October 11, 2019, 16:09:19 PM »
That’s a stunning bag @Acorn the embroidery is really lovely! 

I’m making View A of tVogue9763/629
  I only have half a metre of the knitting fabric, isn’t quite enough. (The pattern recommends 1.0 but as long as you have about 85 cms by 60 I think this would be sufficient.)  My solution was to piece the fabric with plain red cotton. There is only one pattern piece so I added a separate base piece in where the red will go.
Stash busting 2020
Goal: 100 mtrs
Used: 17 mtrs (includes curtains)

Acorn

Re: Access all Accessories Inaugural Sewalongathon- the Bagathon!
« Reply #44 on: October 11, 2019, 16:12:16 PM »
...And to save revealing the finished articles 'til the last few days of October ...apparently, though I'm sure the odd sneak preview is no harm  :)

Oops!  There was me trying to be efficient!  Never a good idea...

@Sheilago I have removed the pics of the finished thing - many apologies!   :|
« Last Edit: October 11, 2019, 16:19:25 PM by Acorn »
I might look as though I'm talking to you, but inside my head I'm sewing.