….after some time not really having my knitting needles in my hand …. Just not sure why that happen. But for past 6 months I have kind of lost my desire for knitting.
Have You ever felt like that? You have a hobby that is your passion, all of a sudden You have no interest in it anymore?
Some of You may say ….Oh no! This is unheard off. My knitting has been part of my daily life.
Well I think this little poncho request has brought back some nice memories of knitting. And how good it feels to be creating something handmade.
So colourful, it make s me happy just looking at all the fun colours.
This Jelly Roll Rug is made with only 20 strips so half of a full Jelly Roll.
Typically the Jelly Rolls have 42-45 strips of 2.5″ in a roll at about $52 to $59 per roll. Then you will need the batting that you can use either the already cut into strips at 2.5″or you cut your strips from the meter cut batting available in most quilting stores. I used Aurafil Thread for this and a Jeans 14 Needle.
Off to the sewing and yes picture-taking I go and after a full 7 hours this was finished. Measuring 83 cm x 46 cm
The pattern comes in oval, round and in rectangle too. My first one I sewed up was really just a practice one with using up bits and pieces of fabrics I had stashed.
This one I just opened up the roll and sewn together as it was in the roll.Love this Australian fabric.
Totally love this purse idea as the name
indicates, one purse with many looks. Sew up one main inner bag and then just make several outer covers.
With that said even with just one outer cover you can have 2 different looks. See my pictures, one is floral and the other is abstract print. Same main bag with two liners heach opposite.
Love how this designer “Susan Rooney” gives us this perfect written and illustrated pattern.
With mine, I find that either the outer section could be sewn together with 1/4 ” seem instead with 5/8″ as my inner main bag seem to be a slight bit too big for the outer cover.
Overall this pattern is well worth the purchase and creating Your “One Of A Kind” Purse… You should come and see me at my work place I can give you all the ideas on fabric selections if you need some help with that. I love to help you and be creative. Only promise is …Smile You have to come and show me the end result. Totally love to see it :-)
Oh and I forgot to say, You can also just use the inner bag to go into any other purse you have without ever having to transfer allll the may special items you carry along in you bag…LOL if your like me You will have many.
I was inspired by this Jelly Roll Rug…and well you know I have a thing for Bags…So I thought of creating my own bag with the same method.
So a customer at work had her quilt quilted and did not need the extra fabric that we usually have to cut off to straighten the quilt. She gave all that to me. It already had some of the batting sewn on to the strips that I cut into 2,5″ strips. Yes I know it has some of the sewing from quilting on the strips ….That doesn’t bother me at all. I find it adds the uniqueness to this bag.
I had some fabric that was perfect in colour to make my sided and leather handles that oh yes are just perfect for this bag too. Love the green and brown together…
Hope to have this pattern soon available for You too to make your fun bag too and see where it will go….
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…
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!
In Worsted Weight Yarn is now available at Unwind Yarn House
“Clover” is a limited edition for specially dyed for this coming 2018 St. Patrick’s Day. Only available for a short time
KnitswissYarns Worsted Weight
Yarn is now available at Unwind Yarn House in Newmarket, Ontario
is also a 100% Superwash Merino Wool
Yardage: 183 meters / 200 yards
Weight: 115 grams / 4 oz
Needle Size: 4-5 mm / US 6-8
Gauge: 20-18 sts to 10cm / 4″
Care: Machine Wash Gentle Cold, Dry Flat
All my KnitswissYarns have been Hand Dyed right here in Canada.
Special care has been taken to eliminate the bleeding of colour. However all Hand dyed yarns can bleed at first view wash. Please wash separately from any other items.
if you use more than one skein for a project I suggest to alternate the skeins at all time
“Clover” has been created for this upcoming St.Patrick’s Day this colour is available only for a short time