Happy Monday to you all!
It’s almost the end of my teaching term here in Belfast. There has been a hive of activity across my 4 classes and it’s always a joy seeing completed quilts, bags, wallhangings and more.
This term, a number of my ladies have been making the Sew Together Bag, by Sew Demented.
The first Sew Together Bag I made at Brit Bee Retreat. While there were a few sections of the pattern which could have been better illustrated, I was able to independently complete the bag (with only a couple of peeks at my friend’s pouch!).
I’ve designed and made many pouches and bags, but my classes are mixed abilities. So by way of preparation for teaching this pattern, I knew I needed to make another bag, taking additional notes, tips and improvements for my ladies.
A while ago a good friend bought me the cutest little fat quarter bundle from Pretty Fabrics and Trims.
I’ve been saving them for just the right project and knew they would work well with some Essex Yarn Dyed Linen in Flax.
However, I didn’t have quite the right quantities for the Sew Together Bag, but some Tilda prints married beautifully with them.
Now I may have a
not so secret stash of vintage lace and trims!
What better time to use a delicate piece of textile history to finish off the patchwork panel on my bag.
Never one to miss a recycling opportunity, the charm from a broken bracelet became my zipper pull.
So that’s my 2nd Sew Together Bag!
But I wish you could see the amazing bags my ladies have made! They are all so different and all beautiful!
A satisfying end to the summer term.