My good friend Trina came over one day last week and we spent the whole day sewing - with machines! Trina does a lot of dressmaking and I'm always so impressed with her makes, but I hardly ever get my machine out these days, so we decided it was high time to dust it off.
Trina made not one, but TWO lovely A-line skirts (forgot to take a picture to show you) and I made up a bag using a kit I bought from Cloth Atelier at the K&S Show last year ...
When you buy one of these kits, you are allowed to choose any two fat quarters of fabric from the beautiful selection they have on display. I decided to get two for the price of one, by using some scrap fabric from my stash - so this one was made from one of the Cloth Atelier fabrics and some material cut from an old top, and I still have the other fat quarter to use, so I can make another bag later.
My top stitching left a lot to be desired, so I cunningly disguised it by adding several lines of stitching along the handles and zigzag stitching around the top. I'm chuffed to bits with it and it was a great way to get me back into using my sewing machine :)
Thanks for popping in today, see you again soon!