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« on: March 03, 2007 02:23:45 PM »

The last time a friend and I took a wet felting class it took two regular totes to hold all the fiber and other stuff needed for the class.  Plus- it would be really neat to have a gigantic bag to store purchases from many vendors at Sheep and Wool Festivals.

Sounds simple enough, just make a big bag...... of course persnickety me set some requirements for the bag:  BIG to carry bulky light weight stuff. Sturdy bottom yet light weight overall.  Able to fold into a small area for  packing or to carry around before filling with purchases when at fiber market.  Embellished in some way.

Here is the result - rolled up for going to market

in action - filled with felt making stuff and hung on a shoulder


reinforced and colorful flat base


embellished with large leaf applique - freemotion machine embroidered and edged with vintage rick rack - always like to get a little something vintage in each piece Smiley


Sturdy lightweight  nylon straps,  with vintage rickrack for pizzazz.

Mouth edge is finished with  a narrow band of binding and 5 rows of channel stitching - for stiffness and strength. Snaps to  keep it closed.


The main body of the bag is a light weight onasburg cotton fabric.  French seams = no raw guts.

Comments appreciated and Questions always welcome, should any one desire more info. 

Thanks for looking.
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« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2007 07:20:31 PM »

Beautiful Grace!
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« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2007 08:20:19 AM »

This bag is so pretty! I love the leaf applique (the stitching of the veins is awesome!) and the colorful bottom (with matching interior trim). I also like how it rolls up, but still has a reinforced base. Nice finishing touches with the channel stitching and French seams. Great job!
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« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2007 10:34:24 AM »

Thanks so much.  It feels so good to hear your appreciation of the special details.
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