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Access all Accessories Inaugural Sewalongathon- the Bagathon!

Vezelay

Re: Access all Accessories Inaugural Sewalongathon- the Bagathon!
« Reply #45 on: October 11, 2019, 20:04:01 PM »
This bag is almost complete. It's made up of 15 pieces (plus 13 pieces of interfacing) and the instructions in black and white are quite challenging to follow, but I'd made this before about 18 months ago for a friend's birthday. so how come I made such a pig's ear of the construction?  I'd nearly finished when I found a piece of lining I'd missed! So I had to unpick topstitching and seams from one zip to add it. Did that then realised I'd sewn the missing lining bit in back to front and had to unpick again  :|. Arghhh! Pay attention woman!  :angry:. Oh and I'm leaving off the wrist strap because I deliberately cut it short then realised it was too short and the fabric's all gone. Shame cause It's a nice touch.

Oh well - nearly there  :)

Edit: A bit more info: the butterfly fabric I've had a few years and made several different small bags from it - none left now. The corners are Kraft tex - maybe I prefer the faux leather I used last time. The YKK zips came from an Etsy US company - 20 of them in 2 sizes so more pouches to come!

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Sheilago

Re: Access all Accessories Inaugural Sewalongathon- the Bagathon!
« Reply #46 on: October 11, 2019, 22:43:15 PM »
No problem @Acorn , it’s just more fun if everyone reveals their creation around the same time.

Lilian

Re: Access all Accessories Inaugural Sewalongathon- the Bagathon!
« Reply #47 on: October 11, 2019, 23:17:54 PM »
@Vezelay I don't usually wash fabric for craft but I have never used African wax fabric so wanted to check it wouldn't shrink  0_0  :vintage:

All pieces cut and ready to sew tomorrow, hopefully :)
Willing but not always able :)

Vezelay

Re: Access all Accessories Inaugural Sewalongathon- the Bagathon!
« Reply #48 on: October 11, 2019, 23:31:41 PM »
@Vezelay I don't usually wash fabric for craft but I have never used African wax fabric so wanted to check it wouldn't shrink  0_0  :vintage:

All pieces cut and ready to sew tomorrow, hopefully :)

If your bag needs to be shrink proof @Lilian then that makes sense  :). I've just seen your lovely bag fabric. I've  made craft projects from some African wax fat quarters previously and they were much admired (all credit to the fabric, not me ;)).

Lilian

Re: Access all Accessories Inaugural Sewalongathon- the Bagathon!
« Reply #49 on: October 11, 2019, 23:59:43 PM »
Thank you @Vezelay I think I have the full 6 yards but in two pieces so still plenty left  :) :vintage:
Willing but not always able :)

Kenora

Re: Access all Accessories Inaugural Sewalongathon- the Bagathon!
« Reply #50 on: October 12, 2019, 21:19:25 PM »
Made a start on my bag this afternoon. This is my vintage fabric -

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and this is the basic quilting I've done on it -

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It's the first time I've done any sewing in my newly finished sewing room. I've posted pics of that in a new thread in Sewing Spaces and Furniture, if anyone's interested. -<

Looking forward to making more progress on my bag tomorrow.
Minding my P's & Q's in Portreath

Vezelay

Re: Access all Accessories Inaugural Sewalongathon- the Bagathon!
« Reply #51 on: October 12, 2019, 23:46:27 PM »
Ooo, the quilting makes your fabric even more special @Kenora  :). Look forward to seeing your bag!

Lilian

Re: Access all Accessories Inaugural Sewalongathon- the Bagathon!
« Reply #52 on: October 13, 2019, 20:11:45 PM »
Lovely fabric, I'm almost sure I have some curtains the same fabric or very close 😀 The quilting does suit the pattern, very nice 👍  :vintage:
Willing but not always able :)

Kenora

Re: Access all Accessories Inaugural Sewalongathon- the Bagathon!
« Reply #53 on: October 13, 2019, 21:39:55 PM »
@Lilian - you're right, it is curtain fabric, probably bought in the early 1990's when we moved in here. I bought extra to make cushions but had some left over. It's nice and thick for a bag though. :loveit:
Minding my P's & Q's in Portreath

Lilian

Re: Access all Accessories Inaugural Sewalongathon- the Bagathon!
« Reply #54 on: October 13, 2019, 21:51:54 PM »
@Kenora I have a few curtains that I no longer use and have thought how nice they would be as bags and cushion covers. Maybe after this bag I might make more. Looking forward to seeing your make 👍😀
Willing but not always able :)

Iminei

Re: Access all Accessories Inaugural Sewalongathon- the Bagathon!
« Reply #55 on: October 14, 2019, 08:33:44 AM »
Three more teaser pics ......



Slipstitching the lining closed ... went very nicely thank you!



Top stitching ..... outer



Top stitching ... inner ... very pleased that the red didn't show through!

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The Imperfect Perfectionist sews again

Lilian

Re: Access all Accessories Inaugural Sewalongathon- the Bagathon!
« Reply #56 on: October 14, 2019, 18:23:23 PM »
I love that fabric @Iminei  :vintage:
Willing but not always able :)

Vezelay

Re: Access all Accessories Inaugural Sewalongathon- the Bagathon!
« Reply #57 on: October 14, 2019, 21:33:13 PM »
I love that fabric @Iminei  :vintage:

Me too.
Finished my bag and discovered I had some more butterfly fabric for the wrist strap after all  :) -  there could be others to come, that's the plan, though I've started making a top next so we'll see.

Lilian

Re: Access all Accessories Inaugural Sewalongathon- the Bagathon!
« Reply #58 on: October 14, 2019, 22:20:32 PM »
@Vezelay I'm in the middle of a top, but did sew the bag lining and outer, just placing the straps as the go all round so to take the weight of my featherweight and inserting a base pad   :) :vintage:
Willing but not always able :)

wrenkins

Re: Access all Accessories Inaugural Sewalongathon- the Bagathon!
« Reply #59 on: October 15, 2019, 07:23:30 AM »
@Lilian what did you use as your base pad? I need a machine bag and don't want to add any more weight than I have to.
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