Sunday, 14 October 2007

camera is working

Right so with the aid of Andrew and the instruction manual my photos are now on the computer. I still haven't managed to copy over all the blogs yet so I will have lots of catching up to do on the reading front when they are all set up.

I am really pleased with this new bag. I took the pattern from Bend the Rules Sewing. I used a pattern simply because i have not used pleats before and so i wanted step by step instructions. Although it is a good guide book i certainly would not recommend it for the novice sewer. Lots of points are missed out that make the difference between an ok bag and a really smart looking bag. It is taking for granted that the user has a knowledge of sewing when in fact they could be using the book as a starting point. She also states that she hates using pins. Used correctly, pinning is a vital part of putting together a bag. Obviously some fabrics such as oil cloth cannot take it but as Lisa points out in her blog, if you pin within the seam allowance the pin holes will not be seen

All that being said it is a fab style of bag and has a solid bottom using Timex, so it can be placed on the floor without crumpling to the ground. A facet that my friend Louise finds essential.

I am really pleased with my embroidery attempt and will be using this technique on other bags from now on

I have also just completed a velvet bag my own design this time and will post photos later today. Have a good Sunday. I am off to snakes and ladders


Susanne said...

Great bag. I'm looking forward to the one that you designed yourself.

Gill at Lucy Locket said...

Nice bag,your bags look so well made. I've not heard of Timex before (well only the watch), I'll have to look out for that if ever I get organised to make a bag myself. Lucky you going to Snakes & Ladders...or not maybe? My kids loved places like that when they were little but I'm glad we're past that stage now :). Have fun.
Gill x

Sophie Honeysuckle said...

It's gorgeous-bet you're pleased with it!

andsewtosleep said...

Fab bag. I've used Timtex a few times but find you need a little brute strength!