Instead of starting new project which I have a list in my head and on paper a mile long, I finally finished one that I started about a month ago yesterday afternoon.
I went to a class in May with my sewing friends and we all started one of these bags. I am pretty happy with the way it turned out but I do not think I will be making another one. We started with clothesline roping and jelly rolls. You sew all the fabric strips end to end then you sew it around the clothesline ending up with a pile of cording.
You next zigzag this cording together to make the outside of the bag. Here is where I ran into trouble because my machine has a self threading devise that hangs out the front of the machine and it is not removable. So when I got to the area that you have to hold the bottom up next to the front to start up the sides it would keep the devise from moving as it should and my zigzag would turn to a straight stitch. I had to do a lot of ripping out and starting over to get it done and it is a little wavy which I believe is from that same problem. But hey, I wanted to make one and I did not want to leave it unfinished.
This is the fabric I lined the bag with. I used the same fabric for the pockets and the straps. I think I am going to add a large snap to the inside so I can close it. I am happy to have it finished because I want to take it on my little road trip I am taking later this week to visit my family.
I am a mother of 3 daughters and grandmother of 8, 6 boys and 2 girls. I love to sew, paint, garden and enjoy many different crafts. Ladybug is actually my Scottie's name and she gives my hubs and I many hours of pleasure. I dream up many ideas of which a few I manage to make happen. My husband is very talented and has a few hobbies of his own so he puts up with my many hobbies and the mess they leave behind. I cannot say this blog is about anything in particular except our love of home, family and friends with a few interesting things sprinkled in here and there.