It’s In The Bag ……

After quite some time now I have finally got around to doing another workshop at My Sewing Basket ….. Donna kept on at me and I gave way and made sure I allowed myself some time to run a workshop in making the wonderful padded tote bag that I originally saw on MissouriQuiltCo You Tube page ….. Fantastic tutorial that I have tweeked for my ease.

It translated really well for 4 wonderful ladies Margaret, Christine, Judy and Barbara.  All have varied levels of sewing skills but that worked to our advantage as it became a lovely support one another type day. It’s rewarding to watch people who start the day as strangers interact with one another and share skills and experiences.

As ever I under estimated how much time I needed!  Really I must always add an extra hour to allow for the lovely friendly banter that happens.

Excellent taste prevailed today with beautiful fabric choices as you can see and despite Margaret having to leave before she had finished, she has enough skill to finish at home and has promised a picture of her finished item.

I chose a fairly thick wadding so it gave us a few challenges but well worth it as the finished products were AWESOME 🙂

This is such a versatile  design, size up or down for various tasks : book bag, shopping tote, make up bag etc.

My previous variety of totes came along for the ride as a demonstration of how versatile the design is and the many fancy finishes you can put on for added personality.

image

variety of totes

variety of totes

To think I really didn't like this fabric when my darling friend R chose it yet now it's my most favourite ;)

To think I really didn’t like this fabric when my darling friend R chose it yet now it’s my most favourite 😉

At the end of the workshop my delightful ladies left with very professional looking totes and without exception all seemed very happy with their results so I really can’t ask for anymore can I?

Donna has already started on at me for the next workshop …….. Doesn’t she know I work?  A detail that she is keen to skip over and if I’m honest, I rather like ;). Makes me feel wanted ….. The chance to share my love of crafting is a gift….. One my darling Mum gave to me all those years ago.  Wouldn’t be fair to be selfish and keep it to myself now would it?

What do you think of the finished results my lovelies?

 

 

6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Thimberlina
    Oct 04, 2014 @ 22:56:39

    Love them all! I want to live near you so I can come to the next day you organise! 😃

    Reply

  2. CurlsnSkirls
    Oct 05, 2014 @ 03:24:18

    Wish I was closer, too! The bags are GAWJUS, as I thought they would be! Go for it, Lovely – get yourself energized by doing more classes for your friend’s store. Not every weekend, of course. 😉
    xxxxxxxx del

    Reply

  3. Tutti G-Land
    Oct 05, 2014 @ 07:26:55

    Wonderful bags. I agree with you – teaching crafts is a great feeling. Hope you continue !

    Reply

  4. Natalie
    Oct 05, 2014 @ 14:54:24

    Great bags! All gorgeous fabric choices too 🙂

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Beach Clean Art

picking up the plastics

Tanglewood Knots

Crochet Stories and Yarns

LucyAnn &Luna craft

crafting,dachshunds including other bits & bobs

Honey Hi Stitches

Stitched Art & Designs

The Victorian Archivist

Adventures in Historical Costuming

Hooks Needles and Kittens

Where my kittens test out all my creative ideas.

repeated originals

A repository of fashion

Little bit of tidbits

Pleasing & informational bits!

Ms. Mouse Cleans House

Cleaning house physically, emotionally, and mentally.

Pootle and make

a sewing blog

Sew RED-y

Sew obsessed, sew excited, sew red-y to create!

Curvy Sewing Collective

A Plus Size Sewing Community

Fuck Off Bunting.

successful and unsuccessful craft experiments

Sewchet

Sewing, crochet, crafts, accessories, baking, tutorials,

FabriCate & Mira

Sharing the Love and Art of Sewing

bay witch musings

thoughts on parenting, paganism, science, books, witchcraft, nature, feminism, unitarian universalism, herbalism, cooking, conservation, crafting, the state of humanity, and life by the sea

THE COMPULSIVE SEAMSTRESS

If I'm not sewing, I'm buying fabric

Linny J Creations

Creativity is the oxygen that I breathe.

The Monthly Stitch

Thank you for sewing with us...

Jessica Smith Creates

Making Every Day

gentlestitches

the future is in our hands

sewinloveuk

Think and Dream in Colour... Be Creative

O' Canada

Reflections on Canadian Culture From Below the Border

Calico Laine Textiles

Dressmaking, Fabrics and Haberdashery from Calico Laine

Crochet Again

A crochet hook, some yarn and a little creativity. Dog hair optional.

Pleasant Plushies

...one skein at a time

Life's Perfect Blend

Stories of family, love and learning

Wool and Love @ The Virtual Yurt

Crochet, crafts and life at the yurt.

Pattern Paradise

Feed Your Yarn Addiction!

The Simple Seamstress

Adventures into the great unsewn.

The Chic Seamstress

My sewing adventures

The Whole Knit & Caboodle

Barely coherent ramblings of a yarn-obsessed stay at home mom

the twisted yarn

Knitting, crochet, running, and silliness.

%d bloggers like this: