Saturday, December 30, 2006

Bags o' cheer

There was a mad rush of sewing last week...mostly bags for Christmas gifts. I finished my second Downtown Purse, this one for my friend Cheya. Since the first one for Joanne was slightly floppy, I used the recommended Timtex interfacing this time...that is some sturdy stuff!

Downtown purse for Cheya
Blue and pink purse

Inside the downtown purse
Polka dot lining

Unfortunately my sewing machine did not cooperate when I tried to attach the handles, so I attempted to hand-sew them onto the bag...still too hard to get the needle through...luckily the expert seamstresses at Stitch Lounge took pity on me and helped with their super-duper industrial machine. Phew! Not sure if I will attempt using Timtex again though.

I also made a couple of Swing Bags, a cute reversible tote bag that I like to think of as a mini-Nappy Bag. This one was for Dan's sister Cecilia...

Swing bag for Cecilia
Red Japanese floral

And a peek at the lining, which can also be the outside, since the bag is reversible...

Inside the first swing bag
Kaffe Fassett floral

And this one was for Joanne...who just got engaged to a great fellow...go congratulate her!

Swing bag
Swinging in the new year


Anonymous said...

they look beautiful! all of them!

you are brave to take on the SEW IN timtex stuff.
very very brave!

happy new year carol and arrow!

jen and the hounds

snoopyjoanne said...

i love my new bag, thank you carol! it's the perfect size for all my usual purse stuff, plus my knitting!