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Thursday, 30 October 2014

Sew Together Bags: Take 2

I managed to get some half-decent photos of the Sew Together Bags before we headed out for the day...


These are Christmas presses, and I am rather pleased with how they turned out.  I used some of my hoarded-for-no-particular-reason Echino, and a selection of other prints including Urban Jungle and Cotton & Steel basics.  The binding on the pink one is the C&S sparkly Netorious.


I used my same binding/tab insertion technique as last time, and thinking perhaps it is not worth all the stop-starting for the sake of not having a 1" bit of top-stitching.

I applied woven interfacing throughout, so they are a little softer than mine with the regular interfacing on the lining; and as the outsides are cotton/linen blend, I forewent the interfacing and just used fusible fleece.  This makes them more squidgy and more suitable for the recipients who will probably be popping them in suitcases and handbags, with not a sewing notion in sight!


There will be more in my future; as long as there are zips, there is no doubt.

18 comments:

  1. I have just bought that fabric in Berlin today to make the same project. I like your idea to have the bees going across the bags.

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  2. just love these so much, can I be your friend?

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  3. Love them both - the Echino is perfect for these!!

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  4. Perfect presents for some lucky ladies. x

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  5. These are great Hadley, so neat and colourful. well done!

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  6. THIS is the reason why you stash those beautiful Echino prints. You need to wait for the perfect project. Superstar finish, Hadley.

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  7. Gorgeous! I love the hexagon outers

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  8. These look fab, and it's a good little pattern, I'm hoping to make an extra one or 2 myself, if I ever get a little time :o)

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  9. These are fabulous Hadley, especially love the fabrics

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  10. Lovely presents and fab fabrics! I've always just sewn the zipper tab onto the bottom of the bag and stitch it into position alongside the binding by the side panel if that makes any sense? Had never considered doing it your way!

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