25 April 2008

Two bags

Yesterday morning I was able to devise a pattern for and make this yellow bag (love that junglacious fabric!). The pocket in the lining is a separate panel, folded back on itself to make a "seamless" pocket. The handles are formed around 3 layers of wadding, and the bag has a layer of wadding, lightly stitched. It's reassuringly solid, and the whole thing took a couple of hours. There was time to find fabric and cut out pieces for the April BQL bag:Sewing it took a surprising three hours - the handles, gusset, and body are quilted onto the wadding. And the lining has three pockets. The half-circles at the base of the handles are sewn on by hand. The fabric came from the Gambia, some time ago, and was a gift from Ingrid. This bag is big enough to be seriously heavy when it's full.


marja-leena said...

Gorgeous! Makes me want to get back to sewing though my skills have gone rusty. I used to sew a lot years ago but got frustrated with the reduction in fabric stores and their poor selection of natural fabrics.

Anonymous said...

Another nifty alternative to the circles!

Three hours - is that all? This is a bag that seriously dented my enthusiasm, but the fabrics are fabulous!

Mai-Britt said...

Great bags, Margaret - if you start selling them, count me in. Or alternatively; put me on your christmas gift list....... I often buy wine and cabbages!