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« on: November 02, 2013 03:56:59 AM »

I recently took part in the make a bag and fill it swap. I am very new at using the sewing machine so was wanting to knit a bag, but I put that I can sew on my questionnaire thinking I could sew some of the fillers. However my partner said in her questionnaire that she wanted a sewn bag and when I pmed her to tell her I could sew a bag but it may not be great as I am new to sewing she was adamant that she wanted a sewn bag, and that she would love a project bag. She also loves vintage fabric, which is really not my style. I spent a day or two panicking and searching ebay for vintage fabric and a bag pattern and then decided I really needed to get on with it, so fabric and pattern  ordered I got on with it. I think I threw myself in the deep end. It took so much longer than I thought it would which may have something to do with the fact I undid every seam at least once and redid it! I am not normally proud of things I make, but I am proud of this!

It has millions of pockets (felt like it whilst sewing it anyhow!) The different fabric above the green ribbon going around is the top of three of 6 of the pockets, if you look closely you can see a joint about a third of the way down the side, that is a pocket on each side, and is matched by another one in the lining. Lastly the inside lining has one pocket on one side and two on the other.


A clearer shot of the outside



Showing a bit more of the inside and the inside pockets

A clearer shot of the inside


Hope the pics are ok, I have pinched them from my blogger and am on my kindle. If they need changing I will do so later from my pc =)

ETA: I am glad my partner wanted a sewn bag, it was fun (if frustrating at times) to make and I feel I have learnt so much and become better friends with my machine

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« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2013 06:41:10 AM »

My gosh, have you been busy girl! I won't respond to all the posts, but I love your solution with the cross-stitch for the book. And very good stitching, too. Your largest all-pocket purse looks like it was complicated, too. Neat design. And pockets are well worth it, when you need something to "stash"!  Grin Great job on your projects. And looks like good shares for your crafty pals!

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« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2013 07:15:39 AM »

This is so impressive - and it would be even if it wasn't your first sewn bag ever!  Fabulous work!
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« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2013 07:38:19 AM »

Thanks Kaz, what a lovely thing to say, is not completely my first I hand sewed a couple and made a tote out of a pillowcase on machine, but nothing anywhere near this!

Stillatthetop thank you for your lovely comments too and for taking the time to look at all I have made. Most of the stuff I make is for swaps so if I post them separately I do them all at once when they have arrived!
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« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2013 08:43:32 AM »

I give you credit that you faced your fears of your sewing machine-seriously-and that you took the time to make sure that the bag you made was the best you could do.  I think it turned out great, and I like the pouch you made with it too!
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« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2013 06:15:28 PM »

Thank you ladybugs. I have to say had I not been stressed completely at being late I would have thoroughly enjoyed it. I am eager to sew more now!!!

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