Saturday, September 05, 2009

Did I mention sewing bags?

Really, I've only been sewing one or two or...

Last night I took a class from my local sewing store (Caldwell's) from a self-taught sewer, Kimberly Haskell. She sews pet apparel and, did you guess yet? Yup. Bags.

The design of this bag is cute, especially with the button accents and the box pleats. The thing that sold me on the class was the inside of the bag. Check out the pockets! There are pockets on both sides of the bag and there is a zippered pocket!

I love pockets!

The next question is: can I make these with my handwoven fabrics...and what fabrics would I use? :)

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Weaver's Swap Complete!

My package from my Weaver's Swap partner arrived today! I was so excited I could hardly wait to open it!

It's a fully lined messenger-style bag. Right now it is loaded with a binder, a book, and a few miscellaneous things I need for a meeting tonight. I can't wait to see how it wears!

Many thanks to Dave & Benita who organized this swap, and thanks to my partner Lynn for a wonderful bag!

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Weaver's Swap -finished object-

Here is a photo of the bag I made for my Weaver's Swap partner. The fabric is an amazing piece of double weave, and I worked hard to come up with a purse design that would work well with the wonderful squares.

After considering many possibilities, I went with a simple bag with dowel handles (they are square dowels! :). All the seams are covered with a fabric binding, so the bag could be turned inside out (the binding would show, but it goes well with the color scheme of the inside) to use the other side of the cloth.

I wish I had a picture of the inside to show you...but I shipped the bag off before I thought of it! :) Maybe Lynn will post a photo of the inside!