Best thing Clodagh my boss said to me yesterday, was
“Let’s work up an embroidery Design from our newest Anita Goodesign All Access Club …..oh yes, and try to do it on the Baby Lock Alliance Embroidery machine”
If you could have seen my reaction …Smiles Yes with open arms literally …I welcomed and needed that challenge. Sometimes it is hard to see the light when your so sad and can’t see the sunshine in life…
Out came the manual and step by step I worked up this card….Yes I Can
I now think this would be a really great machine for me at home too all the many ideas I have for it…Just need the funds for it…haha. I a sure I am not the only one with this thought…
What to do when you don’t feel like knitting or sewing… Used no pattern for this design..just started to crochet.
I had bought many years back in Switzerland some of the string yarn… now it was time to use it up.
Bought some more of T-Shirt fabric that I cut up…Hope to writ this pattern up shortly for any one that likes to crochet one bag too.
For the handles I used 2 of the same inexpensive Belts that I had extra holes added by a local shoe repair place.
Then just wove the belt straps in to the bag
Do You love pockets in Your Purse….I do!
Have a look at all these pockets in this Purse..!
Original pattern is “The Ultimate Sewing bag” and since this bag will not be used for sewing items or taking along notions to classes.
We decided to eliminate the iron pad.
Ok You know what that tells me ….Modifications are in order!
Though truly if you are going to sewing Retreats the “Ultimate Sewing Bag” idea IS a wonderful addition FOR ALL THE NOTIONS.
Here for this Ultimate Pocket Purse I modified the one side to make it the same as the other shorter side and did not add the iron bad to bottom…
I never took the class we have running at the store so …I have to say this is not a beginner project and it did give me some challenges …but I did it…Yehhh so happy about it !!!
You can see I added a special front panel to this bag.
Have printed, yes on fabric sheets a special picture that my friend has created of her dog “Rudy” she wood burned his image on a piece of wood…She called this “Pyrography”
And Voila …all done and hopefully the happy owner will be pleased too…..
Thanks Ave for a wonderful “One Of A Kind” gift you created for my husbands special Birthday!
This knitting technic called Entrelac is not as difficult as You may think it is….
I have put a little video together on how to work the block on the right side on how to merge the two sections together….
I will be working on a view more videos in the next view days, that will show you how to Merge the sections together on the purl side. And hopefully also the two triangle section on each side. The last row with all the casting off triangles …..Yes then off to the sleeves and the collar.
So please visit for More Videos to follow soon….and Hope to have pattern available for this Cardi Entrelac Style soon too.
Once again Spring is here and I am so pleased to let you know my newest pattern called
This Shawl has a very special memory for me…
Moments spend on the Rhein River with my Mom and Friends. Just being able to enjoy a week of Peace drifting down on the Excellence Allegra….from Basel to Amsterdam….Beautiful Moments
Allegra Sunset Shawl has been published in the latest “A Needle Pulling Thread” magazine Issue #46. It is available at Chapters / Indigo and at my workplace.
Or if you like you can download the pattern here. It will link you to A Needle Pulling Thread web-sight where You can purchase the pattern only.
By doing this I will get paid 50% of the CAD$5.99…smiles hope You like it as much as I do.
Yehhh I finished this bag ….after 3 days of sewing….I did it!!!
The pattern is at it original way a Sewing Bag…
I like it, but since I would never use the ironing pad on it. I decided to alter this up…
followed the pattern (except for iron pad) ….till I came to outer panels.
I tell You I am glad I have a workhorse fo a sewing machine, Janome MC6500 . I used faux Suede and the interfacing was heavy too. Would go lighter next time in my choice of Interfacing or Stabilizer.
Then I was not sure where I had gone wrong? Somehow I ended up with two the same with outer fabric 1 facing out and second 1 facing in….NOOOOO!!! Why is that I ask?
Off to my modifications working a side panel like in the “Sew Together Bag”. Only to realize that now the bag front and back are falling way to much open.
OK, what next was my question? Lets turn bag inside out and make more pockets…LOL
Perfect !!! FINISHED HUwww…
So I am looking forward to seeing the once worked up at the store…It is the first bag I have put together that has lots of zippers, pockets and folder slots.
I think this will be a great bag to go travel with. Perfect for Passports, Travel documents and yes even my DSL Camera should fit in to my modified bag…
Happy with the end result….yes not perfect with all the exact precise measures….I like it and I managed to sew it up on my own (Embroidery section for Front pocket is a sample that was going into the garbage!)
Smiles and I get to make another one too….;-)))))
This Sew Together Bag is so much fun to sew up…and I am getting better at it too.
I have a view more I’ll be sewing together with fabric I just love, love, love….I think they are great gifts for ….friends and family.
The gold silver one below I pieced fabric together with the curved piecing method…and used a shorter zipper to make it more like a purse.
Perfect for NOTIONS of all kinds even Toiletries,Cosmetic or Jewellery I guess…
Smiles just in case you are not into knitting or sewing…I think this would be perfect to take along on a trip.
I will try sewing up another really great bag that we have a class at my work.…so itching to sew that one up too. I just need the pattern for it…