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Title: Access all Accessories Inaugural Sewalongathon- the Bagathon!
Post by: Sheilago on September 30, 2019, 20:35:41 PM
OCTOBER’S BIG BASIC BAGATHON

1.10.2019 - 31.10.2019

It’s Autumn folks, so forget fancy dress making and
Fall into the Big Bagathon!
It’s your big chance to try a new skill,
learn how to transform your mounting remnant pile into a great quick gift :
Perfect for all sorts of occasions- Birthdays, New Arrivals, Christmas, the list is endless ...

TO ENTER ....

- Register your interest
- Soak up the tutorial ( or do your own thing!)

Big Bad Bagathon (https://photos.app.goo.gl/PArE4VneJnPkQgNd6)

- then post pics in this thread-
show us your fabulous fabric choices,
your fussy cutting, your flights of fancy.
(ok I’m getting carried away :D)
-but please show us your progress
- and finally .........

IN THE LAST FOUR DAYS OF OCTOBER
 to Midnight on All Hallows’ Eve
( 28.10.2019 - 31.10.2019)

THE BIG REVEAL !
Where you post the pics of your finished bagnificent creations.

Make as many bags as you want, and if you wish, offer up your creations for sale to other TSP members.


**To access the tutorial instructions, click on the link above, click on the first picture and then on the ‘i’ icon on a pc or the three dots icon on an iPad to bring up the step by step instructions. Its as easy as that !!!

Have fun!



Sheilago
Title: Re: Access all Accessories Inaugural Sewalongathon- the Bagathon!
Post by: Lilian on September 30, 2019, 22:46:32 PM
I'm in and think I will make a bag to carry my featherweight in  :vintage: :)

Great tutorial @Sheilago  :)
Title: Re: Access all Accessories Inaugural Sewalongathon- the Bagathon!
Post by: Kenora on September 30, 2019, 23:04:32 PM
Lovely clear tutorial @Sheilago - Thank you. :) I'll probably have a go at this (if I can find my sewing things under all the decorating mess). :S
Title: Re: Access all Accessories Inaugural Sewalongathon- the Bagathon!
Post by: Iminei on October 01, 2019, 05:52:45 AM
@Lilian  ... Make sure you choose some heavyweight canvas and strapping for handles then ... and be careful when sewing through those thick layers ... I'd hate anything to happen to your machine!

@Kenora , wonderful stuff Darling ... Looking forward to seeing your creation
Title: Re: Access all Accessories Inaugural Sewalongathon- the Bagathon!
Post by: wrenkins on October 01, 2019, 07:49:15 AM
Great tute @Sheilago. Must have taken ages!  :o
I'd say I'm in but I tend to sleep all week-end now that I'm back to work so I'll do my best.
Title: Re: Access all Accessories Inaugural Sewalongathon- the Bagathon!
Post by: Sheilago on October 01, 2019, 08:13:44 AM
No rush @wrenkins , this is just for fun!

As to the tutorial, I made the bags, took the photos and wrote the instructions, but I had lots of help from @Iminei and I can personally testify that she has the patience of a saint! :angel: It was like my own personal tutorial tutorial 0_0
Title: Re: Access all Accessories Inaugural Sewalongathon- the Bagathon!
Post by: Acorn on October 01, 2019, 09:04:45 AM
I'm in too - maybe just a tote bag, but possibly a makeup bag or two (they do count as bags, don't they?  :o ) 

I will definitely be following @Sheilago's brilliant tutorial too, but I might not be able to squeeze it into this month.
Title: Re: Access all Accessories Inaugural Sewalongathon- the Bagathon!
Post by: snoozi soozi on October 01, 2019, 09:06:10 AM
Oh bumholes, I just recently made myself a shopping bag, really don't need another  ><
Title: Re: Access all Accessories Inaugural Sewalongathon- the Bagathon!
Post by: Vezelay on October 01, 2019, 09:44:02 AM
First one cut out and interfaced  - hope to have this completed by the end of the day week month.  :)  [ You are not allowed to view attachments ]  
Title: Re: Access all Accessories Inaugural Sewalongathon- the Bagathon!
Post by: Celia on October 01, 2019, 09:53:15 AM
I will join in, not too sure what I will make yet, it might just be a drawstring bag to hold my knitting projects or maybe a new shopping bag.
Title: Re: Access all Accessories Inaugural Sewalongathon- the Bagathon!
Post by: Kitten on October 01, 2019, 13:47:24 PM
I'll join in as well.
Title: Re: Access all Accessories Inaugural Sewalongathon- the Bagathon!
Post by: Iminei on October 01, 2019, 18:04:37 PM
I have been busy today .... finishing the second curtain and making lots of mistakes on my bag!

Yes really ..  I thought if someone bothers enough to make a tutorial we should try it ... after all what can we lose ???

So the cut off bits from the curtains are going to be made into a storage bag (the 2 piece one, Im not unrealistic) for my bedroom where there are many medications in paper bags which would look oh so much more innocent and appealing in a hand made (and coordinated, once the curtains are up) bag!

Photos incoming in a day or two (after I've claimed Flobears soul   :devil:  )
Title: Re: Access all Accessories Inaugural Sewalongathon- the Bagathon!
Post by: Iminei on October 02, 2019, 07:54:08 AM
Am I kicking off with the first photo then ??

Ok Here goes ...

Here are my fabrics ...

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/ZvBpMwxZheldMXb5Mi3crSY9SOGGO5eh1oFRlHOHbULQzQsA2I22yEPnmmKiejaKyC_ujYI2O77IRGC3Fh_vbxUfqpotb14TjMqd32JkR7sQ0t3Un6ABGxHc8Xb7T3a17-5um7_hmXCPJIYxA6j2JNJthm2QzIN9HJ61IGN2dANWSmFUfvWRQxYK_zOVRxMXCtzxPSTYF2IZiseqPfrAPu_D53vcLlqkuEFow4wCA20vjXQWjnvFq8KifUpwWKN3lXMzJoZzy4WLM1cmLHmf9U1ydv-BStoe4fYtCiZ5RNzVtzHG0rSOymqxEcNUVuIfm4eih1Or-zAXVQqD7-5WCglfTlATwCHN-55qlc_M_HUZ1884fFD-MniYHu9vnPDSquHuVHGanTN2o3EfAbCEptC5iOjI1l9GzrBYSE8SZtHOaHXg8FvlGJylKGVRTaQBNabnsy4AEjXu1H1QGnM0qYo4MgyKHHDpjvWyGVkQoTNVdM93hViNCMpjghIqxsgxTTSonyw6jg1Oh_9AwQwXHo_Qceu53cU5t-MKUog71neF12_n7w8zlBfm5DdxoJJ9TB_aLmm7ewfm89JuPlVQxMYX1Rv-mO_1Vd0SPAhwl53hwbFzdgXfYYuQxJE8AbqkPatgMrA-jI8G5MbN5b7Vh0CXQ3ygn_QJllCCPBMUGmWubxDKFRRhu3lbqvGKUtOGXqhX_i-7SgOtl2r4dSSJZhzIAjLtydBtb_SeBLSvXw=w1035-h773-no)

Those strips of paisley is all that remains of the fabric I made my curtains from , obviously not enough for the bag at 4 1/2 " each but with a lil imagination .....

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/EHVlpue-_U2GVFD4U_6gwdjTuZVo1aDtnm6taaaPeSQCmMCBG1ClJcDr-kZCaMGe-j39wE6qexdHZQY8wJTWCg1oOhTx3kyfZjbZgQAtmPo-ytDUS-g-7agigSNXDW_lhnMk2Q2bFdVp5zhzldTokRA_4OSv_mEk6klXKjvjTll8gijH6a27eCuiQ0PsECtwTKh122ewKxrBxRW407jimdUDJTU-T6CSocWVP2kRyR0Biu9Ye39r3SalzF6Dli8rCTtFnUOuMWvWQX0CAIrcCYTPxkMgi_D3HIcktNYarOdFsVAVhiMTzILiILW6duzxQ2tcC3dWN5ItyycpIzpbhIDsc8mtu0TmxK9ndbuk8gMPzDHaQaTIwqiepGC4FV7ZHqtgMrUBvfVXZFB7kObS6z9wQ2SVcFS6pG2XNq8U5wjAjhz9d1DFStNh7Idin4WAn41QGOXzh-5NDlHs07_CthYxUhKkF4GgwHnb5Pa1T0ZFiyj_Lar32kPCLP2Qo91AWxRwQ52OJ17XEkVvF4RBMT6e0xPH01kPryQrVoMG5X1kmI112yZySevZaQN4BiI6ksp6fhz56fCb3_1soiZd7jql2Le24QKpSH-DzpkaaPlnI3qKhL4CGQ_37Lcl0MFODyKGQ07Li-rR0UNfGYGinJQ4iyKt0w5InL3wvD42cBi8z9i_0MkTRNHn6ukFP_GCxDqfROT53ttDSw_tUWzhKtVmA2R50aqp-rQB23xmmg=w604-h773-no)

and a very blue photo ....

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/ekzEV9F3eSfsycNUZz1qOB1NJUAoin6BDDwoxsSoFFP-rzQSZg3JSFiCGRbGJ-xfNERUE4wOvqCOzPwjxzfm40_swP661pBZsxAONTd9XsxzwPIcaz6_sg_4lh4KuHqhZpBHWlrtYcsO8MkS-dVfBLE-rIiivKFBx1nlkl3A8qfMNG8nEhyrxUPzRZCqyUFtyK6LgpgTesPh_25zONAlzcsqaraxAIb-9kZagYld9np6-vC4k96pi8lfSmY40REAJkNAVGPGFhn5FSl6X37ltimsBAgj5SHgQeotWtgm6NRdWo_mahE8qCo4RDitlTjZaAboNjgymhpkFww3HpsGYG4Tyub3q47aSHcT7k8JQS9OdBJnK7BmRyRyr8uxV9zAR1PlryoYapU1AI3PFAKAQC9Awj2qrR0VFu2uDJknbhWsJKtKBTzFGd6wszinnZh0RcZZHLqxQoyo_1ZS6ZhKCohRB3iI5sx8gYjJVW14bvTITyvjtwgNmer1KuCSZjsp2Qrf6LLBVylmPG5bN9VdzstfPg4UV-OOHBWjaW9L_GVkcl0VDDQH-nMneecanJG8EEL3v3jetzNUzOagnJcCVUehtUHmyosQldRMKKoXdpWbuKUs1CVqj8kqhXWhWqeP06AsjDtXVWxfS8nMPLiOch4Phu2ndYmrSBiXHJ86DtZsz2Ou=w1035-h773-no)

The last one is me cutting the lining (from the curtain lining) which as you can see also has to be pieced!

Album here (https://photos.app.goo.gl/xHex6zCFSmGX3XNT7)
Title: Re: Access all Accessories Inaugural Sewalongathon- the Bagathon!
Post by: Vezelay on October 02, 2019, 08:04:45 AM
Um, think I beat you to it @Iminei but you win on detail  :). Looking forward to seeing your creation down the line
Title: Re: Access all Accessories Inaugural Sewalongathon- the Bagathon!
Post by: Iminei on October 02, 2019, 09:03:52 AM
Apologies ....

All Hail Vezelay  (https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/zQMP2TvSItwN9mQBvFwgy3Z4cvdCoX3EeoJ-QwxQNYIWIFr5A-px29dDhLjpf8NVo6ajRvj_sG9EpOId4P4kICn_dCy2KRYjQcrLJfmLhlkrJhFO8o-tCLWY3UrIfzZz2hqRgZOAqTjMTMeiBb7ZR-X3W1OGTSQtxU3R4vchuRWAjaVy6_0dwZHhAJ3_JWRA7nQjKHSIlprosLw2aImgAn4XdtDcEo978Ku9t8H4RTWrv-bcqA4z2TegwLHcbubvIDAI0pgc5PDT1kNmvM1AuSK-lNyISf8u8PY06VwcT9mp9mHvXa8fo3GF9sEtHwU4vpqdPlVS-wAfI_fhnAkSrmQsdL3Cv_XcV4OJlBJTzl_gumWgZUGYPUEhUWP95DRDsY6y0iOGhP03WNtYgB34jhlmgaVbr-S8wc_Vs06Y360vIOhTqwX2W3Hni26rPUtJ6dmKRSfkA5OKkG_LRYy7zvxtYMXfn17Se1nOJzBC5u70l6HLnueBWXLcjPVMXgwpWMMDABPSDrivZmdapyVWcHKylKYFWlYwOf1xyS8T1gtP0BozZDMpCxBAaSHYx-QDRZFdJY0Dyx3l5ULwgTbu3Rn-xvM8SBiJRua13iwHcxKnm_3LT9ziLP4Q2aLjE8EdZJdo2q93FuEMiQUEPNpOUZ3hNEFLloFWe7R6Hg_i8xzHdhWNFWTDwm_RQ7NcuIc33REBaEb4-LGLo_7XgwZ2U1TgBIYG3Trb9OJm4KVp1A=w200-h108-no)
Title: Re: Access all Accessories Inaugural Sewalongathon- the Bagathon!
Post by: wrenkins on October 02, 2019, 09:10:04 AM
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Title: Re: Access all Accessories Inaugural Sewalongathon- the Bagathon!
Post by: wrenkins on October 02, 2019, 09:10:31 AM
Ha! Just wanted to see if I could do that!  0_0
Title: Re: Access all Accessories Inaugural Sewalongathon- the Bagathon!
Post by: Vezelay on October 02, 2019, 10:17:24 AM
 0_0 0_0
Title: Re: Access all Accessories Inaugural Sewalongathon- the Bagathon!
Post by: Lilian on October 02, 2019, 10:57:39 AM
 :) :) :)
Title: Re: Access all Accessories Inaugural Sewalongathon- the Bagathon!
Post by: Stitches on October 02, 2019, 14:03:09 PM
I'm in been busy
Title: Re: Access all Accessories Inaugural Sewalongathon- the Bagathon!
Post by: Fabric Lover on October 02, 2019, 16:44:22 PM
Thats lovely, Stitches. I love that fabric, I have a fabulous cover for my overlocker made for me in the same one, different colours l, by Lachica for my birthday some years ago.
Title: Re: Access all Accessories Inaugural Sewalongathon- the Bagathon!
Post by: Fabric Lover on October 02, 2019, 16:49:07 PM
I still plan to join in with this Bagathon, I just can’t start until next week as I’m in France at the moment. However, I did buy some fabric this afternoon here that I fell in love with. I plan to make a bag to carry my sewing machine or my coverstitch to our Sewing gatherings in Bracknell. What do you think?
Title: Re: Access all Accessories Inaugural Sewalongathon- the Bagathon!
Post by: Acorn on October 02, 2019, 16:56:55 PM
Perfect!   0_0
Title: Re: Access all Accessories Inaugural Sewalongathon- the Bagathon!
Post by: Lowena on October 02, 2019, 18:33:29 PM
Blo**y lovely @Stitches , so clever
Title: Re: Access all Accessories Inaugural Sewalongathon- the Bagathon!
Post by: Celia on October 03, 2019, 11:20:40 AM
@Stitches that’s is lovely, I have a shopping bag in similar fabric

@Fabric Lover   That fabric is fabulous can’t wait to see what you make.

@Iminei  I like the idea of the mixing the fabrics with the curtain leftovers
Title: Re: Access all Accessories Inaugural Sewalongathon- the Bagathon!
Post by: Iminei on October 07, 2019, 09:26:15 AM
I have ... ahem! ... quilted the outer (a bit, I got v. v. bored) and attached the inner to the outer ....

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/EU17P2lyye4hYGq011lO_suaEv63IIV0nlIvK08TsH7DUd4LLb80lWIL7KFyhzjh3cvUqhsCHktYLv-ohdxmzjx_6xT0QmhBMgvuo2cfUdhvukbvkaiP886KsUs3sTDRduy6DT8RoZrhxhmk8IPlAbqdlgQBkGjaFU7-caaVe1D2dQ7lQJoMJVEwNXRyRLEIceBe0rAj7DXyjDRcUP_6aiEXICKYWnb0dn5fXNQGSYvh_GytwdfNTFrre9DPuEm5BuVZQuf8gweLvjT2gxL2_hdjNX2JRd-01FcmOVb9cxuyVYU1q1hd7haEBzS4ojYRTHz6qTVeKmwbKiHZJFGy7rel8FicmUz1-KV0Q-meb7XA0FBM2Pmb357epPMXxFmmOh8tiEysGBjbv-jxae5lN8PIR3LEjmvT8oxLTcRikuQUC7xxIy00i0e9uUhwfu2xVDvaYi4M0orZLKkUmqQddLV-wm8spi0CVadf9ciRxrqWggNZpPWHmebrdVAaqHo6ApVa-NTaO7dEeBlTKFZiPN-zlz5HOlBnk0RSLshoIxjyt8yi7oIsfy_h2A1zSlqzD361U_0kkZivtnOqRQtut8Sc9oIe6GY-zP3k3RzKzbKpVbChSgpLZ-wiDmWlbavFOXHMdCRG2-YO_msfcv14Ez3z7XTEExvru4olPr_z_E0cdqBq2_p1Vq19Fen3y06U0or9VvyumJdlwT15NdWYdy4s8xgzZm1sNtlOdSeQoQ=w1035-h773-no)

and handles have been added ...

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/RP1l3cnZbRQV8khl95I3vO5OaZiYEdHB7LmyEfcLzGT9FIVPqzXThYzfn16f-LAzr8jtXihRLQnpBOBe3-mHwHa3F4xAzLjctDp9kiJRc87gUrzGcS2lF-Bpm6fdCrrjU2oKG2QhbA7RfFmO3j3P5rzpTL17rljgjZCdxw5TbofdldsYQSWQMTZD4sV_wvH9xBc_9P_tasv5Hob04f42E9aXGzp4seQOQHgC4LE5OozPDFx2FjYJz4Jb99FDAHnr8tN1sSYwK_QKGWF2u4mgQqaUKzqj3_m_UXR3g5y_cZvFFUq24cmwdET1GPkTvYiLvrDw9PHnYs0ySZ91xyZsTjRbCcxrG3gUc0SkTN79bcnhqc8zdvd_Gs4eVJXOoecrjSNA-2xtAmPgiSxCpN-SWbWR2NcltJcsrRkuqSAOeNaIsmgplOxhtbdm7vq_LCD66pX_wbtR2sq1apwOmtclmo_SdVG2c5kYEWed5z02m167L4lSletbc99ezcwE4h6vvtTz-LwXvkC_tUeJkpR6ANpr97g9uztSwMITafu-eqr4pnypCo2wCifhipP4VVzUOGT_a5vIx9TN6AbTGBDxmRcs5EuTwY9Bs-KDLV9XDEMxQSZlDGYAzcwtjib1zpSZ-sc8VzOJQMGToH-sUzJYouRx3QMxfcXkdN1K_CDHy2nQtNG8zibOipz-QcMNRrJS9WbB8lhUuvoMlWNp_rQNDZC03jj2ORF5R_4ey-Khbg=w1035-h773-no)

Title: Re: Access all Accessories Inaugural Sewalongathon- the Bagathon!
Post by: Acorn on October 07, 2019, 09:52:32 AM
I have started my bag - which will have to be finished by the end of the week as it is part of a birthday present.

It is medium weight dark denim, will have an embroidered flower on each side, and is just a simple tote bag that can be folded up and put into a handbag.  This means I won't be able to line it (boo!) but it will have French seams - in fact I have just discovered the pleasure of overlocking the first part of the French seam so that there is a lovely, regular bit of fabric inside the finished seam.

First two pictures:

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Title: Re: Access all Accessories Inaugural Sewalongathon- the Bagathon!
Post by: Iminei on October 07, 2019, 09:56:58 AM
Which Elvis do you have @Acorn  ???
Title: Re: Access all Accessories Inaugural Sewalongathon- the Bagathon!
Post by: Acorn on October 07, 2019, 10:01:11 AM
Husqvarna Viking Topaz 25
Title: Re: Access all Accessories Inaugural Sewalongathon- the Bagathon!
Post by: Iminei on October 07, 2019, 10:02:07 AM
OOh Errr Missus ...

Whats your largest embroidery area? (I'm trying to get my head round these things)
Title: Re: Access all Accessories Inaugural Sewalongathon- the Bagathon!
Post by: Acorn 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!
Title: Re: Access all Accessories Inaugural Sewalongathon- the Bagathon!
Post by: Iminei on October 07, 2019, 12:32:46 PM
Gah!  :angry:  Whats that in real money @Acorn ???
Title: Re: Access all Accessories Inaugural Sewalongathon- the Bagathon!
Post by: Acorn on October 07, 2019, 12:43:41 PM
Roughly 6" x 9.5".  I think.
Title: Re: Access all Accessories Inaugural Sewalongathon- the Bagathon!
Post by: Iminei 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!
Title: Re: Access all Accessories Inaugural Sewalongathon- the Bagathon!
Post by: fajita 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.
Title: Re: Access all Accessories Inaugural Sewalongathon- the Bagathon!
Post by: Sheilago 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
Title: Re: Access all Accessories Inaugural Sewalongathon- the Bagathon!
Post by: Lilian 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
Title: Re: Access all Accessories Inaugural Sewalongathon- the Bagathon!
Post by: Lilian 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 :)
Title: Re: Access all Accessories Inaugural Sewalongathon- the Bagathon!
Post by: Vezelay 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.
Title: Re: Access all Accessories Inaugural Sewalongathon- the Bagathon!
Post by: Flobear 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
Title: Re: Access all Accessories Inaugural Sewalongathon- the Bagathon!
Post by: Fabric Lover 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.
Title: Re: Access all Accessories Inaugural Sewalongathon- the Bagathon!
Post by: Acorn 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.   ;) ]
Title: Re: Access all Accessories Inaugural Sewalongathon- the Bagathon!
Post by: Vezelay 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  :)
Title: Re: Access all Accessories Inaugural Sewalongathon- the Bagathon!
Post by: Fabric Lover 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 (http://https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.pinterest.ch/amp/pin/545850417312089952/)
  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.
Title: Re: Access all Accessories Inaugural Sewalongathon- the Bagathon!
Post by: Acorn 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!   :|
Title: Re: Access all Accessories Inaugural Sewalongathon- the Bagathon!
Post by: Vezelay 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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Title: Re: Access all Accessories Inaugural Sewalongathon- the Bagathon!
Post by: Sheilago 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.
Title: Re: Access all Accessories Inaugural Sewalongathon- the Bagathon!
Post by: Lilian 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 :)
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Post by: Vezelay 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 ;)).
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Post by: Lilian 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:
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Post by: Kenora 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.
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Post by: Vezelay on October 12, 2019, 23:46:27 PM
Ooo, the quilting makes your fabric even more special @Kenora  :). Look forward to seeing your bag!
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Post by: Lilian 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:
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Post by: Kenora 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:
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Post by: Lilian 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 👍😀
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Post by: Iminei on October 14, 2019, 08:33:44 AM
Three more teaser pics ......

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

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Top stitching ..... outer

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

linky (https://photos.app.goo.gl/qb3e9tbEWU4h4EWQ7)
linky (https://photos.app.goo.gl/dk76SXAn1QdG5QQu5)
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Title: Re: Access all Accessories Inaugural Sewalongathon- the Bagathon!
Post by: Lilian on October 14, 2019, 18:23:23 PM
I love that fabric @Iminei  :vintage:
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Post by: Vezelay 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.
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Post by: Lilian 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:
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Post by: wrenkins 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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Post by: Lilian on October 15, 2019, 17:18:13 PM
@wrenkins Hi, I have cut up flexible-ish plastic type chopping board.  A long time ago I purchased a set of them in different colours.  I don't use them s they have a grainy finish and don't really work that well for chopping.  They have a rubberized underside and firmer top, it cut quite easily.  I will be put some pics up later so you will see what I mean.

PS the a's don't lways work on my keyboard!
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Post by: Lilian on October 15, 2019, 19:24:28 PM
Pics of progress so far:


Ready to sew bottom corners

Ready to sew lining to outer

Old chopping board cut to size to use as base pad

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Post by: wrenkins on October 16, 2019, 06:57:15 AM
Thanks @Lilian that's a good idea. So good in fact that I'm pretty sure I suggested it to someone else ages ago. Pity it fell out of my head when I needed it for myself!  0_0
I didn't notice your as.  0_0 0_0 0_0
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Post by: Fabric Lover on October 16, 2019, 14:16:13 PM
Well, I had a disaster with the knitting bag I was making for my sister’s birthday!  I stupidly used some fusible interfacing that I had picked up at Sewisfaction’s Fabric Swap ( this was a great day otherwise) but there was a lot of this which had been donated and now I understand why! It looked fine when I first applied it but a few hours later when I’d put a zip in and done some machine embroidery it had bobbled pretty badly. It can’t be rescued now I’m too far down the road! 

So, I popped up to Fabricland (should have looked in my stash really 😚) but I bought    [ You are not allowed to view attachments ]  this fabric to make one. (I hope this photo inserts here, it doesn’t look quite right! ) ,
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Post by: Fabric Lover on October 16, 2019, 15:17:45 PM
Second attempt
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Post by: Fabric Lover on October 16, 2019, 15:59:51 PM
The pattern I’m making for this one is Ellie Mae designs k118 https://www.sewingcreationsnc.com/shop/Patterns/Miscellaneous/p/Kwik-Sew-Ellie-Mae-Designs-K118-Crafty-Carriers-x19285543.htm

I have managed to put a machine embroidery design on the lining so here’s a sneak preview.
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Post by: Flobear on October 17, 2019, 17:18:27 PM
Well, I've finally started my bag. Have assembled all the necessaries and cut it out! Getting better with the rotary cutter  :)
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Post by: Fabric Lover on October 17, 2019, 17:26:21 PM
Almost finished! I’ve added in some toning green fabric which was left over from something else.
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Post by: Flobear on October 19, 2019, 16:46:12 PM
Finished!

Didn't have any iron-on heavyweight so I sewed round some parts of the pattern to keep interfacing and outer fabric together.

I did have a bit of a practice at freehand thingy but it was too wobbly to be satisfactory. Mind you, having seen some photos  from an exhibition my other-sis-in-Wales attended, I think my 'wobbly' wasn't too desperately awful!
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Post by: Ellabella on October 19, 2019, 19:12:18 PM
Looks fine to me.  :D
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Post by: Iminei on October 19, 2019, 19:38:50 PM
That looks fab @FloBear  ... better than mine (I gave up ... Yawn!)
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Post by: Flobear on October 20, 2019, 08:43:18 AM
Having to use my Bernina 801 while Pfaff is in for repair, I discovered this unused foot in the kit. Not sure exactly what it's for as I have mislaid the instruction book but seemed to work well for stitch in the ditch.

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Post by: Greybird on October 20, 2019, 09:57:51 AM
Well I have done my bag. I'm afraid I didn't take progress pictures. I got quite demoralised and nearly didn't continue with it at all. I had bought a short leather skirt in a charity shop and I thought it would make what I have wanted for some time - a smallish bag to carry an umbrella, spare pair of shoes etc. that would fold up and go inside another bag if necessary.

When I unpicked it I was horrified - it isn't leather at all, it's PVC. I would have bet anything that I couldn't be fooled by it, but I was. I lost interest for a while, but I needed the bag so, until I can get another one done, here it is. I lined it with furnishing fabric and it has a magnetic catch to keep it closed. It would have looked better if I had interlined it with something quite stiff but then it wouldn't fold up so easily.

I forgot to say,  I used the waistband of the skirt for the strap. A bit tricky because it was slightly curved. I did order some D rings for fastening it, but they took so long to come that I just stitched it on.

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Post by: Ploshkin on October 20, 2019, 10:16:09 AM
@FloBear I think that is a stitch in the ditch foot.  I had a Pfaff one but it got left with my previous Pfaff.  It had that metal guide prong in the middle. 
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Post by: Kenora on October 20, 2019, 10:35:41 AM
@FloBear - I have a no. 5 and a no. 10 edge stitch foot with the metal guide down the middle. They're both excellent for SITD. :)
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Post by: Elnnina on October 20, 2019, 10:45:54 AM
Flobear being a Bernina foot, I would say that it is either the edgestitch foot No.10 for later models, or it is the blind hemmer foot, believe these are the only two feet that have that black piece of metal on them.  However I am not sure if these earlier Bernina feet were numbered, some are on my 830 Record, whilst others are totally blank.  You could find that this will be a very useful foot not only for what you have just stitched but try it for a bit of blind hemming and also using it as an edgestitcher.

On my 830 Record which is a later machine to the 801 the blind stitch foot has a number 016 and this is up just under the part that fits on to the machine,  on the edgestitch foot the number is lower down on the white piece.
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Post by: Kenora on October 20, 2019, 10:52:41 AM
My bag's finished - it's just basic but will be useful for something. :)
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Post by: Flobear on October 20, 2019, 14:04:33 PM
@Elnnina It does indeed have 016 on it, and now you say 'blind hem foot' that rings a bell. I have never made a blind thing hem with it!

@Ploshkin I was going to ask you about your 'stitch in the ditch foot' but I figured it would have gone with your Pfaff.

In fact, I think the Bernina will be more use for many aspects of P&Q - assuming that I am forever condemned to abiding in the Dark Side - because she has 5 needle positions and the Pfaff has one.
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Post by: Elnnina on October 20, 2019, 15:18:50 PM
Flobear regarding blind hemming, it does take a bit of getting used to, but the best thread I have found for using this method is Madeira Monofil No.60 this really is an ultra fine filiment and comes in two colours clear or smoke.  Now do not use the Madeira Monofil No.40 that is far too thick.

I used the No.60 on some Thai silk lining and it is lovely.

Now a very long time ago there was something I think called Perilusta and that is what they were using for blind hemming  and at that time it only came in a thickish thread and was horrible to use.  This new Madeira Monofil is gossamer like and comes on a reel a bit like the Sylko used to come in, and it holds 1000mtrs. (whereas the No.40 reel only holds 500mtrs).

Yes this Madeira is not easy to find, so I doubt very much any local thread place would stock this so it means looking further afield, but as you can see one reel of each is going to last you a very long time.

Incidentally I found that the instruction manual for the 830 Record is really clearly laid out and so easy to follow how to do things.  I have inherited my mothers 830 Record and this is my main go to machine these days as it had not been used too much, like all Berninas they are a joy to sew with, and when this first came to me I added a few extra feet, and one of those was the Edgestitch Foot No.10.  You can probably still get some of the old style feet and if you want to may I recommend using Bernina's own  warehouse down in Cardiff - the ladies there are so very helpful and it is always a quick dispatch, and they will ensure you get the right foot for your particular machine.  The Cardiff warehouse phone number is  029 2079 2079 and two of the ladies down there are Rachel and Jackie - they really do go the extra mile for you.

Also when I inherited my machine, at the time I came across some Sewing Leaflets produced by Bernina possibly for a later machine than my 830 Record, but I scoured various machine shops and the internet looking for these leaflets and have found them extremely useful, they comprised a set of 24 and they are called Bernina Sewing Service and cover all the feet and their uses, there are a few for the overlocker attachments.  Then I came across something else produced by Bernina and these were called Bernina Collection - I do not know how many they produced as I only have a few but again lots of lovely ideas showing you how to use your machine to its full potential.  I just need to find the time to stop and play.

By the way Bernina seem to have had a promotion going on through the year and have been offering foot of the month and often these have been reduced by a fair amount, so it is worth going and looking from time to time to see what they are offering.  www.bernina.com  and this is their own website.
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Post by: Flobear on October 20, 2019, 15:53:36 PM
@Elnnina How very kind you are to give me all that information about the Bernina. She's certainly not going to be consigned to the outer darkness loft ever again! The much newer Pfaff has some merits but has already had as many niggles in its 5 or so years as Bernina has had in nearly 40!
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Post by: Bjay on October 20, 2019, 16:36:09 PM
My very ancient Bernina has now been passed on to my daughter.
I did all the hems on the big curtains using it
I now have a Janome (the 2nd one) and although it does lots of things not as 'sturdy' as my old Bernina.
In fact Janome bought a year ago doesn't 'feel 'as good as the one I had for 11years although it has 1/4 inch foot witd foot and so on. I haven't tried blind hemming but it would be an interesting experiment.
Doesn't seem to go over bumps quite as well as the old one either.
Previous Janome is now with DOL (Daughter out law)
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Post by: Ploshkin on October 20, 2019, 17:53:14 PM
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Pfaff has one.
@FloBear  You have a Pfaff Ambition don't you?  Mine had about 20 needle positions for straight stitching.  You just use the + / - stitch width control that you would use to change the width of a zig zag stitch.
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Post by: Flobear on October 20, 2019, 18:21:27 PM
@FloBear  You have a Pfaff Ambition don't you?  Mine had about 20 needle positions for straight stitching.  You just use the + / - stitch width control that you would use to change the width of a zig zag stitch.

Yes, I do. I had No Idea about the stitch width thing  :o
Thank you.

I think I'm getting a bit Bag Happy. I made a small one this morning to go in my little rucksack and I've just started a medium sized one for another purpose - to be revealed !
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Post by: Stitches on October 21, 2019, 09:21:34 AM
My second crossover bag
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Post by: Greybird on October 21, 2019, 09:28:43 AM
Grovelling apologies everyone. Have just re-read the original post and realised that I was not supposed to post finished pictures yet. I can only say that my attention was not properly on it. I do hope it doesn't disqualify me!
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Post by: Sheilago on October 22, 2019, 18:28:13 PM
I’ll forgive you @Greybird , it’s gorgeous and so professionally made: pvc or not! You’ve saved some plastic from going to landfill, so you can feel very virtuous  when you use it!  :angel:
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Post by: Lilian on October 22, 2019, 23:20:30 PM
Beautiful bag @Greybird  :) :vintage:
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Post by: Flobear on October 25, 2019, 15:00:44 PM
I think your bag is brilliant, @Greybird and didn't notice that it was a tad early  ;)

I have nearly finished Littlest Bag but had forgotten just how much I hate sewing on poppers / press fasteners  :angry:  Only two needed but I have now taken them off in disgust and may have to re-think. Or maybe try plastic ones as they're less likely to cut the thread. And I haven't got any. And I am car-less today. Maybe I'll knit instead  :[
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Post by: Vezelay on October 25, 2019, 18:10:14 PM
A quick Bagathon update. Thought I'd get a few different bags made before the deadline but the weekend's booked up and my bro's arriving Monday so I'm running out of time.

One made and a second majorly unpicked because I sewed the inside pocket piece in upside down.  :'(  Careless!! But I'll finish it and post them both Monday morning - that's the plan. Nothing spectacular but they should come in handy for gifts.

Looking forward to seeing what everyone else has made and pinching ideas  :).
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Post by: Lilian on October 25, 2019, 22:44:39 PM
I have finished my one bag and followed the tut @Sheilago did  :)
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Post by: Stitches on October 27, 2019, 07:37:24 AM
my 2 finished bags
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Post by: Iminei on October 27, 2019, 09:04:06 AM
Lovely Stitches ... well done !!!

.... and may I present the first bag chez Imi ...

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/0MrEC3SnpMFOgXfeDiTBFrD6QbwDLEhvS5NavTOnWVEaOnfotD8K9q8vQSh6Lw4Ze4k0MVA3KvEgDfyMA1v7CmzXDxxbgALjSmrQqxWIcZTuiWuvVplmg0aVdbkscl_S-HLKzPK6hE9CeArFQAM1Ev9fjL4F3GpmujDpRIOjnU4idCtgMJKiaMj9P4l-R6siga_FNJpW3zSqXktfNVsdbWbBHMgevqTrBZcfICeUVrjo2Q6dfPg2UJE3zGzaIX2cVXKo1iHJfb-OQlb_X-MjKUQgRDndL2t9jV3bYwFJfovVgLQWzEIUaB_ZIvxeGndgdkwUKMEqGfSKo_PMyPQHY90wn58Mb3mcytORwF1EouYl6--Ad7cCHcki4xCJlfXOJPxTI_EmPbqaedrhdA6_1IEXyk42s1NZ9FmaxUk4lWnFUGV0SMqy4lUhfdVLZPdxDjg5Cx8CkZIJkymR8I4IahvI_FaCbF5ew_6SSHqWaDtiuIAu4qVazsNVB8UWH5Hs_338tm0Ho_PTt_xut-IJE6BhTuYokHdjFeRY7unKgPt31qxr3x8zEDSqiwpYvoRNYi8FYqCx3AgC5QCtHZ1a_AY5I0bJfKl-dQZ5E61ep8PbuakxJBhr1u8ELL0b4gJ4A29R88VzQk0ZzkNeJ7QyW4AqkJ4-3-NmerLqWbox2uwoP4CMlrM-REqh1QRF-3f-Wxre03YwlNpBbWPH5XOqgLQrr03PPryPrdAkyau6og=w1014-h757-no)

and with the matching curtains (still waiting to be hung)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/lmPm_h4F17s2SgL2xVFAbwWpLwttOHCDdOb3UiwtFEL1I4yM_VsIAXFkU4Cektd5pGwMv9GzcEzAQgmHomyDhJYIwRraiYQMs_6IDk5kTPdFib2bOddJcRmfJPy_B50fDxxCkVJ_jFbZtu2ao7HckmmUx5aK6EMXiAYlw12lJ2VWi1u2V1moBbij2dxX0NZQUzAsK9YgivSXvHk8Ejpl3iV8R5FEZ1SMJl0F8v3arZjar5rwop2SlijfiY_OGGLtx34oS1DwEPTDeez-qnDWVBEhMtqq8ic29_Ifcm-nxTmdUsNy3_YFE5aQuD1lhpnIBSKIfPG4FAwejDIPg2LlznSGaSlRL8QoVo_amJfvMB9_0l-qln_3Yvv3hRB0M9_64L8kbV-khRKYPhaGTmUc2srI3QQ6YF_WG5pyNDDmX4IPqZVbjBdt7J2cgZaXtA0zA-rnuSfjUfjnduGRa_sOX3tobyU68ON9kk8nkqm4ChQrrLgi2uNz7QhEj-qBV56uJHC8glrpGGiz0DWjIJpvfwyOdAHuzk0QDIHRu9HRa-43QG-zvKL0BRe_gPoj5Ofdfqv2_i8ZpSnABeZL0VYfzjO8qKF2lvDZ06WFlJ6X4-swd6zHs-kcXVNlscjmYGG_1CU9DgOp5-QTQOXJ-KlZCgPQ__n6jRS9CM3gM7RFRTPboZy-IzPi9zlLU3AdBSgQjgRJlMV-aH6a5dXRLPaEc9pdirDuhQOdiz7YpNxB8g=w1014-h757-no)

Linky to the Album (https://photos.app.goo.gl/xHex6zCFSmGX3XNT7)

Thank you Sheilago,

It stands at 11" tall and is remarkably roomy, its not perfect as the lining seems a lil too big (my fault) but I like it ... who knows I may even make another ?!
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Post by: Flobear on October 27, 2019, 16:53:39 PM
I have just finished Mummy Bag so the family is complete. I will try and take a better pic. in proper daylight with a proper camera tomorrow.
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Post by: Vezelay on October 27, 2019, 18:00:35 PM
I love both your cross body bags @Stitches  <3. Lovely work - what pattern did you use?

@Iminei - great bag (and curtains  :)), you did your gorgeous fabric proud.

And @Greybird, yours looks so professional! There's nothing wrong with faux leather, no animals suffered and the quality theses days is fab. I made a faux leather jacket so I'm probably biased - just don't call it pvc...



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Post by: Lilian on October 27, 2019, 21:01:33 PM
@Stitches both your bags are lovely, the embroidery is beautiful  :) :vintage:
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Post by: Lilian on October 27, 2019, 21:02:54 PM
@Iminei I just love that fabric, beautiful bag and I like the curtains too :) :vintage:
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Post by: Stitches on October 28, 2019, 05:56:18 AM
I love both your cross body bags @Stitches  <3. Lovely work - what pattern did you use?

Its my own pattern
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Post by: Vezelay on October 28, 2019, 08:02:13 AM
These are mine - both 10" x 6" approx. They will probably be gifts.

No. 1 has faux leather corners and a satin lining
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No. 2 has Kraft-tex corners
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Now I could do with a cross body bag...
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Post by: Sheilago on October 28, 2019, 08:29:42 AM
Can’t believe we’ve now got to the end of the month and we can now see all the bags. They’re all looking great - some people will be lucky to get one of those bags as a present.  :D
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Post by: Ploshkin on October 28, 2019, 09:06:05 AM
These bags are all brilliant.  I'm afraid I didn't have any inspiration.
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Post by: Acorn on October 28, 2019, 09:24:17 AM
Oh yes - here's my bag, modest though it is.  The pictures of the bag are really bad, but somehow the camera wouldn't pick up the contrast properly, so I've added the close-ups too.  It has French seams and decorative stitching on the top hem and the handles.

It's now with its new owner (my Mum), who is loving and using it.

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Post by: WildAtlanticWay on October 28, 2019, 09:27:44 AM
Here’s mine. Nowhere near as adventurous as the others, but it’s a gift for my sister, so I happy with it.
I still need to find a suitable button. I might have to visit some charity shops to see if there’s anything that might work. I’ve also been making little coin purses to trial as potential Christmas gifts. 
I really enjoy these sorts of little projects.
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Post by: WildAtlanticWay on October 28, 2019, 09:36:40 AM
These are mine - both 10" x 6" approx. They will probably be gifts.

They’re stunning!  :loveit:  I particularly like the fabric choices on the first bag.
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Post by: Flobear on October 28, 2019, 11:41:52 AM
Hmm. I think I may need to up my game a bit here. Stunning bags everyone  :D

Anyway, here's my effort. All made from a front door curtain that I had when the door wasn't double-glazed. The greeny fabric was left from piping I made round a matching bench cushion and the red starry fabric is the only new piece.

Daddy Bag, made as per instructions. 11.5" tall, 32" round. I'm keeping my belly-dancing hip scarves in it.

Next I made Baby Bag, 6" tall, 11.5" round, based on a sheet of A4 paper, to put inside my small rucksack which has no inner pockets so small stuff sinks to the bottom and sculls about. May need to adapt the fastening if it upends and things sneak out.

And finally, Mummy Bag 10" tall, 20.5" round, based on a tabloid newspaper. Idea pinched from Ploshkin who pinched it from someone else!  A handy sewing-bin, as you can see. Couldn't find a suitable flat thing for the weight so used a large pebble from the garden wrapped in leftover polyester wadding and wrapped again. If I find something better I can unwrap it and re-do.

(https://i.postimg.cc/90t0n0ts/3-bags-775.jpg)

Practised lots of rotary cuttering on these, a bit of sort-of quilting but not FMQ on Daddy bag and Stitch-in-the ditching on baby bag.

Oh yes, Bernina in the background as she did all the work  ;-)

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Post by: Ploshkin on October 28, 2019, 11:54:27 AM
@FloBear   people use heavy door hinges for the weighted bit.
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Post by: Vezelay on October 28, 2019, 11:55:09 AM
Aw thanks @WildAtlanticWay .  I like using satiny fabric for bag linings. It can be a swine to work with but a light fusible interfacing helps stabilize it

Your bag is lovely, great fabric and plenty adventurous imo. Lots of patterns and colours there, so a plain navy, white or silver button could work well and easy enough to hunt down.

@Acorn, not a modest bag at all, very creative. I bet your mum will be so proud to say her daughter made it when it's admired.

I'll be absent from TSP for a week. My brother flies over today, then I'm away in Belfast so I look forward to admiring the remaining creations when I'm back  :)

PS @FloBear - 3 bags, get you! And I want a handy sewing bin just like that (including garden pebble). Brill
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Post by: Flobear on October 28, 2019, 11:56:31 AM
Yes, @Ploshkin I remember you saying but could I find any door hinges! I think I must have had a chuck-out when I tidied the garage two years ago. I'd had them for ever and decided I was never going to use them.
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Post by: Lilian on October 28, 2019, 14:02:29 PM
@Vezelay your bags are stunning, very impressive!  :)
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Post by: Lilian on October 28, 2019, 14:04:41 PM
@Acorn beautiful bag and lovely embroidery  :)
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Post by: Lilian on October 28, 2019, 14:06:53 PM
@WildAtlanticWay I love the colours and the pattern choices go so well together, a beautiful bag!  :)
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Post by: Lilian on October 28, 2019, 14:08:55 PM
@FloBear a beautiful collection aof bags, love the colours  :)
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Post by: Lowena on October 28, 2019, 15:18:58 PM
Gorgeous bags from everyone, I am in awe.
Really enjoying looking at them in admiration  :loveit:
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Post by: Greybird on October 28, 2019, 15:27:21 PM
They are all lovely (counting myself out here!) - and what a variety. Impossible to pick a favourite - all to be used with pride!
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Post by: Iminei on October 28, 2019, 17:10:23 PM
WOW! How lovely are all these!

@FloBear  ... fab fabrics and fab bags

@Ploshkin  ... How Hinges?

@Sheilago  ... thank you sooooo much my Darling ...

I've learned and tried something new, as have others ... a fun and valuable sewalong!
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Post by: Lilian on October 28, 2019, 17:57:58 PM
Here is my bag, following @Sheilago s  tute.  I decided to use webbing for the handles and take it all the way down and underneath (basically a large hoop) as I wanted it to carry my featherweight machine.  I also put a loose removable base pad to steady it.  I also rolled the lining out to show a little at the top.  I padded the top of each handle so it would be comfortable on the hands.  I put a pocket on one outside to take extra bits and bobs.


Thanks @Sheilago :)
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Post by: Sheilago on October 28, 2019, 18:53:22 PM
@FloBear , no need to up your game at all, they’re great. That sewing bin is a good idea- might copy that.
@Lilian , your sewing machine bag looks perfect: clever to hide the wadding straps between the 2 layers.  I’d have stuck them on the outside, which would have been much less attractive.
I plan to make a few more for Christmas, but still lots of time! :P
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Post by: Iminei on October 28, 2019, 19:08:34 PM
Oh!!! That's just FAB @Lilian  ... Bravo!!!
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Post by: Lilian on October 28, 2019, 19:51:15 PM
Thanks, all the bags are just gorgeous. Thanks @Sheilago and @Iminei I would never had made this if not for you!  I can now manage to carry my little machine to sewing group as it's not too heavy like this.  :) :vintage:
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Post by: Ploshkin on October 29, 2019, 14:35:13 PM
@Iminei the hinge(s) are just for the weight.  I used one of DH's vintage show plaques (he hasn't noticed one missing).  It's covered in fabric.  I put stuffing/waddling on top before covering it so that it can be used as a pincushion.

I love all the bags everyone.
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Post by: Flobear on October 29, 2019, 16:32:39 PM
Maybe next time I'm at Ploshkin's, I could half-inch another of Mr P's show plaques  :devil:
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Post by: Acorn on October 29, 2019, 16:43:16 PM
We won't tell.   :)
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Post by: Fabric Lover on October 30, 2019, 12:22:01 PM
Here is my bag, a knitting bag made for my sister’s birthday. I used this pattern  (http://https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/727064519/kwik-sew-pattern-k118-ellie-mae-designs?gpla=1&gao=1&&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=shopping_uk_en_gb_c-craft_supplies_and_tools-other&utm_custom1=_kenshoo_clickid_&utm_content=go_325939368_20231685168_88477486128_pla-106551294035_m__727064519engb&gclid=Cj0KCQjw6eTtBRDdARIsANZWjYbxyqgNTe1lq5HFLMSYmqiVEhhIGHTck-4gp9oV_QuHLN4M3wV-AlsaAh_yEALw_wcB)
with navy, green and white fabric. I lined it with some white cotton machine embroidered with a knitting design I downloaded.  [attachmentid=2 msg=143352]

I’m not sure I would recommend this pattern, in some ways I wish I’d used stronger wadding/ interfacing. But on the other hand turning the bag from inside out to finish was a nightmare due to the narrow straps which are part of the bag itself. That would have been impossible I think with heavier wadding. Still my sister loves it so that’s the main thing!
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Post by: Sheilago on October 30, 2019, 15:48:49 PM
Lovely @Fabric Lover , I really like your choice of fabrics and it looks very practical as a knitting bag. Lots of pockets for all the bits and pieces. :D
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Post by: Lilian on October 30, 2019, 16:52:19 PM
That's lovely @Fabric Lover I like the design and fabric choices 👍 :)
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Post by: Fabric Lover on October 30, 2019, 17:39:29 PM
Thanks so much @Lilian and @Sheilago nice of you to say so. I’ve now had a chance to look through the photos of everybody’s bags, and am blown away by how gorgeous they are. This has been a very inspiring thread.  <3
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Post by: Kenora on October 31, 2019, 17:24:00 PM
There are so many gorgeously creative bags on this thread. Mine are rather plain in comparison but I'm pleased I made them. :D I've enjoyed the sewalong.

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Post by: Lilian on October 31, 2019, 22:01:51 PM
That's lovely @Kenora and the zipped bgs too, a beautiful set  :)
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Post by: Sheilago on October 31, 2019, 23:21:14 PM
They look beautifully made @Kenora. I like the square quilting : a nice contrast with the floral fabric and not plain in the least!
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Post by: Celia on November 01, 2019, 08:32:02 AM
Everyone’s  bags look great, I really wanted to take part but unfortunately I have had a really difficult month, along with working away from home for a week and somehow October ran away from m.  still will make a bag but won’t make October
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Post by: Lowena on November 01, 2019, 09:19:28 AM
Can we see them altogether please?
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Post by: Iminei on November 01, 2019, 09:30:55 AM
Sure can, as soon as I have all the pics together ... just missing yours @Lowena    :devil:
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Post by: Vezelay on November 03, 2019, 22:36:19 PM
I'm back and just in time to admire @Lilian 's, @Fabric Lover 's and @Kenora 's bag creations. Such impressive talent! I'd be dead happy if I'd made any of the bags on this thread  :).
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Post by: Fabric Lover on November 08, 2019, 10:16:23 AM
Thanks @Vezelay  <3
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Post by: Sheilago on December 08, 2019, 19:31:59 PM
Variation on the Bagathon theme- made a very quick ( i.e. not perfect )  carry cot this afternoon for my little granddaughter to carry her doll in. She is only 16 months old : a baby herself, but she adores playing with her baby! It is quite long, so had to hand sew the corners in to help it keep its shape.
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Post by: Lilian on December 08, 2019, 19:35:12 PM
Aww that's lovely @Sheilago  :)