You heard it here first. Well, maybe on Twitter, but I have now made my first project bag!
Before Sarah taught me the Ways of the Sock Pouch, I could sew a straight line. I made myself a bag several years ago (which was still sitting in my wardrobe when I went home in August!) but I have never ventured much further than that. I did dressmaking classes at home, but not all that much knowledge has remained in the old grey matter. Or maybe it’s like my German language skills, and it will pop up when I least expect it (or need it!).
Yesterday we lugged my shiny new Janome machine up the road (Sarah and I live on the same street) to Sarah’s place and got cracking on the sewing lessons. We sat side by side and I copied what she did.
Monkey see, monkey sew.
And looky what I created! I’m very very pleased with my efforts. It took me pretty much all afternoon, mind you. But, I made that bag from start to finish. So, yay me! I won’t be winning any awards for speed sewing. Well, maybe not yet….
The photos below are of my effort yesterday (the light blue sheep one is mine) and the bag that Sarah made. If you saw the smaller bag at Knit Nation or at I Knit, these bags are smaller than the ones we had. The new size is perfect for a pair of socks, or poppping into your handbag. We’ll be lauching them at Fibre Flurry, and we’re really looking forward to hearing your feedback.