Thursday, 20 June 2013

Finally! A work in progress

So I was busy for most of May and did no sewing.. Then when I had some time, I wasn't feeling inspired to start a bag.  A couple days ago, I suddenly felt like I. MUST. MAKE. A. BAG... NOW!  Went and started cutting some fabric with an idea in my head but no proper plans or measurements.  Yeah.. that's didn't end up so well  The fabric was thrown to the corner of the room and I walked away..

Still feeling unmotivated to design my own bag/pattern, I went through the many, many patterns I have looking for a simple project to get the sewing juices flowing.  A little while back I bought a package of patterns from Michelle Patterns that she is retiring. It has a pattern for a bag with cut out handles and a pleated, poufy body. (It's been retired so no link but if you bought the pack, it's the Charm School handbag)

I decided to give this one a shot as I have some metal eyelet handles in my stash that I think will work will with the bag..  I'll be assembling the bag my own way to deal with the metal handles..

So a long over due work in progress pic

I haven't done any sewing yet.  Exterior is cut out.  The pattern calls for the lining to be pleated as well but I'm thinking to make the exterior and then cut the lining to fit.

Hope this is the first of several bags to be sewn over the summer.  I have a bag assignment I need to get going on and a backpack for my son to use in September.

And thought I would share a pic of one of the non sewing things that has kept me busy.. 

I made these robots from a template from Cubeecraft.  They have some awesome 3D block characters that you can print and cut.. I made blank ones from my son's birthday party so his friends could decorate them.  I also made paper purses for the girls which I didn't take photos of.  Yes I know, if I was a good blogger I would have gotten many more photos and blogged it all .. :P


  1. The problem with taking lots of photos though is then you have to go through and edit them all then blog them. Maybe you should set up instagram :)

  2. It's going to be great! Can't wait to see the finished product!


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