Toogie , you never cease to amaze me at your wonderful talent. I love this bag but everything you do turns out perfect. Wish we lived closer I can always use advice on my sewing.
You could have left it as 'wish we lived closer'. Wouldn't it be fun to be neighbors! I am sure it's the other way around, I could learn from you. Love you dear lady....We are literally awaiting the arrival of Kinley, our first great-grand daughter. Mom and dad are in the hospital as I type. We were blessed with our 2nd great-grandson Dawson 2 weeks ago. Family is growing fast!
here's a hint for you instead of buying pellon see if you can get offcuts of upholstery fabric and use that instead just cut template from your outer pattern and put inbetween the lining and the outer you can even use a strip of it inside the handles too :-) makes them a bit stiffer
When you quilt …… I was short of bamboo wadding so used some reusable bamboo cloths from the cheap shop lol works just the same and they were only $4 for the roll
We don't live close to ANY shops upholstery or fabric for that matter, but my sister who lives in another state, just bought me Pellon at $1 yard. She bought around 25 yards, I think.
Lovely job on the bag. Your hubby sounds like mine regarding fabric and things. Take care hugs Brenda Lea :-)
Forgot to ask are the squares 2 and half?
Yes, they are 2 1/2 inches square.
Husbands are real comedians, uh? ...Now don't say anything about his hobbies-lol
Mine just tell friends who bring me fabric that it doesn't come in this house Brenda Lea has to much already. Lol
One can never have to much.
Thank you & Happy Stitching :-)
Pshaw! Girl, you've got this! It's a beautiful bag and you are very personable and give really good concise instructions. I wish I were going to be in your class.
I wish you were just here period!-lol
Read below at my response to dailylaundry's comment -I had a good time and think they did too.
Hats off to you girl your bag is wonderful .
The quilting looks fabulous. Did you do that before putting the bag together. I wish I could come to your class. Maybe someone could video it and put it on you tube for us.
lol- it wasn't much of a class-lol-read below at dailylaundry's comment and thanks I wish you were close too.
Toogie, you are so much fun to be with, you explain well, and you are an expert sewer. You got this!
Thanks Betsey, if you want some laughs, read below at dailylaundry's comment
Well done!! You will be fine teaching!! Good luck
Thanks Lucy-read below at dailylaundry's comment
Go for it. You'll do good. Your bags are great!
Thank you -read below at dailylaundry's comment
I LOVE it! How neat the inside is!
Thanks Jan again!-lol
I LOVE it! How neat the inside is!
Wow - simply awesome!! You'll be a great teacher! Let us know how it went!! Well done!
We had a good time with the two that brought their supplies-lol-so it was more of a personal assistant instruction, which was okay with me!-lol The others had been notified of Becky having to postpone and some didn't get their stabilizer, as Becky was providing that.
All in all, we all laughed and had a good time. One lady even told me I was crazy (international Cuties that's wasn't meant in an ugly way, she's joking) but I told her she wasn't the first person to tell me that!
When one of the ladies, RoAnn, was putting her panels with the squares together she could never figure out the diagram. I told her you sew an end (say piece 2) to the bottom right side of piece 1. Then you sew the end of pc3 to the top left side of pc 4. Then sew unit 1&2 to unit 3&4 to make bag bottom. At this time you can now sew your sides up. She did the first two steps correct but when she sewed the units together she off set and continued to sew a side seam. When she showed me, I could not figure what in the world she had done. Her colors was gorgeous golds and burgundies, so it was hard to figure out just where to rip or unpick. I and another lady Lidia ripped what needed to come apart so RoAnn could begin again. She did everything else fine EXCEPT she forgot to leave an opening in her lining to turn right side out. She jokingly blamed her 'teacher' and I told her she couldn't read as I had provided a diagram (my drawing) and instructions!! So see how much fun we had!-- lol
It did make up to be a beautiful bag and she even used the blocks on the topside of her handles.
Wow! Love that bag. It can double as a basket as well. Well done, Toogie!
You will be great as a teacher :-)
I thought the same thing! A great way to keep bread warm!
It would take a lot of bread Cuties!!! It could be a small basket for grand kids toys.
A great bag You will do great teaching the ladies. Wish I could get back to sewing again.
I wish you could too, Dee. I can't imagine my life without some creativity. I try to sew something often, even if just a seam here and there. Thinking of you-Toogie and thanks!
Another great bag..you will be great teaching your class...
If I just don't get nervous, maybe.....thanks for believing in me.
It looks gorgeous, Toogie. I bet you will do well when you teach the class! Good luck and have fun.
Thank you mops for your encouragement. It's a great group of ladies so I know they will go easy on me. Still, I hope I make myself understood. I have been jotting down instructions, going over the steps in my mind (now that's a place you don't want to go-lol). For an option, things I do differently, for instance. My way may not be their way, so if they have a way that's working for them, go for it, I say....I'll let you know if I get threw out!
You will nail it! The bag looks awesome! Well done and I hope all goes well with the class. Love Chris
I'm not sure which I like better, this one or the first blue one...thanks Chris.
Looks great Toogie. Who better than you to teach a class on bag making good luck if you decide to do the class.
Thank you for your support, I'll need luck.