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!
Blue and pink 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...
Red Japanese floral
And a peek at the lining, which can also be the outside, since the bag is reversible...
Kaffe Fassett floral
And this one was for Joanne...who just got engaged to a great fellow...go congratulate her!
Swinging in the new year