Tuesday, January 15, 2013

I coaxed my old Singer back into service! Where there's a will there's a way!

Although I'm not much of a seamstress, I'm forcing myself to learn and I must say, I am so glad I persevered through this one! I don't know about anyone else's experience with free patterns but this one was no exeption for me - missing lots of information in the instructions, but I got the better of it after much stitchin-n-bitchin!

Here's the final product!



11 comments:

  1. Wow! That is a lovely bag!
    Great job!

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    1. Thanks Hema! I felt a good chunk of job satisfaction on this one!

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  2. You are doing some lovely things these days Janis. Not much of a seamstress you say. You have GOT to be kidding.

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  3. LOL! No kidding! Just figuring out what to do next was a huge barrier for me. Ripping out what I did wrong is a given for me...over an over! I'm starting to get it though!

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  4. You seem to have worked that all out very well..and made a dashing bag in the process. Enjoy the "carrying and filling" of it :-)

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  5. Thanks! I'm setting it aside for my grandaughter's birthday and am now making myself one!

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  6. Love the bag, it looks very functional. Great job!

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  7. Thanks Terry! I appreciate the feedback!

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  8. Great bag, well done, Janis. Would you share where we might also find this pattern?

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  9. Thanks Bonnie! Sure, I should have done so when I posted it! The basic pattern is is here:
    http://www.quiltoutloud.com/wpcontent/uploads/2009/12/premium07_web_bag.pdf

    but as you can see, I changed it some. I started out making this pattern but then I needed more fabric. Meanwhile I thought of using denim so I worked this one up as soon as the fabric came in. I'm almost finished with the first one now that actually adheres to this pattern. I'll post when I'm done.

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