Sunday, March 15, 2009

Bag making lessons & samples

My friend TJ (aka Traceylea) has been coming over on Fridays for Bag making & sewing lessons. TJ & her family are heading over to the UK in May, for her DH's work - they will be gone for a year+ (sniff, sniff). She is planning to take 2 important pieces of machinery with her - her pink Kitchenmaid mixer and her Sewing Machine (of course). This Fridays lesson was the PVC covered bag.

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I made one too, as a sample for work using some of the new fabrics in store.

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I made another sample bag using the Amy Butler fabric - can you guess what pattern I used?


Yes, another Pleated Beauty Bag, this one has longer handles so it can be worn on the shoulder or across the body. See, I do make things with the fabric I buy - eventually :)

With Love


PS - HAPPY 65th BIRTHDAY (and semi-retirement) to my Dad for Monday 16th March, Love ya heaps & have a great day!


A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

Oh golly they look good.
I so need to learn to sew!!

Krafty KJ said...

I like the bag Janelle - I'm going to have to have a go with some of my recent fabric purchases... Well Done!

Christy said...

Your bag making skills are awesome!That pleated beauty bag is just so perfect for spring!

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Love the ltest Pleated Beauty!! - it works so well in those lovely Amy fabrics! What a productive day you had.

clare said...

Those bags are fabulous ! Best wishes for your Dad .
clares craftroom

Fiona @ Feebeez said...

Wonderful looking bags!

Janelle, is the fabric coated with PVC, or do you sew clear PVC onto the fabric?

Traceylea said...

WOW, the bag made from the Amy Butler range is gorgoeus. I think you are going to have to teach me how to make that one. Your PVC bag turned out a treat. Mine looks good too lol.
You are the best teacher.
Luv ya:)

Kerryanne English said...

A girl can never have too many bags!!
Love all of these Janelle.
Hugs ~ Kerryanne

Anonymous said...

Great bags! And Happy Bday to your DAD! :)

Annie said...

Love those bags. I am such a "bag lady" myself. I need to make another one after seeing all your beautiful ones. You will miss your friend.

Kate said...

Love the pleated bag - looks great in that fabric!

Lenna Green of Stitching Cow said...

Well done girls, lovely bags and yummy fabrics.

RebeccaMom said...

such great bags and pretty fabrics! I eventually make things with my fabrics too :) sometimes it just takes a while!

Margaret said...

Other comments have the same thoughts as me. The pleated bag is different and I like the way you have used the different materials .