March 29, 2015 at 11:13 pm #4020
Thank you Krisaby! 😀 I have some more bitsas to photograph tomorrow when we have some daylight.March 30, 2015 at 2:12 am #4021
And I can spot the chalet curtains! I am lucky enough to have a whole bag made from that!March 30, 2015 at 3:43 pm #4024
Once upon a time I had acres of chalet curtains, but quite a lot was really faded and tatty. I have another design that I bought four whole rolls of and there’s still some left unused, to be made up at some time.March 30, 2015 at 6:39 pm #4027April 2, 2015 at 7:56 pm #4051
They are splendid!April 2, 2015 at 11:20 pm #4057
😀 Thank you Krisaby!!April 8, 2015 at 11:12 am #4161April 9, 2015 at 9:54 am #4174
Marvellous bags! Everyone will be fighting to get one of those.
Congratulations on getting back the kitchen table!April 9, 2015 at 11:04 am #4176
Another set of lovely bags. I note that you use a flat felled seam to join the pieces together, do you think an 4 thread over locked seam would be strong enough?April 9, 2015 at 1:50 pm #4179
I don’t really know Agwen. I was given an overlocker and tried it out on the side seams of a normal bag, but we came to the conclusion that the seam had to be sewn again, French seam style, a second time, as the first seam (overlocked) wasn’t strong enough on its own. You could make a test bag and give it a jolly good try out.April 9, 2015 at 1:50 pm #4180
I don’t really know Agwen. I was given an overlocker and tried it out on the side seams of a normal bag, but we came to the conclusion that the seam had to be sewn again, French seam style, a second time, as the first seam (overlocked) wasn’t strong enough on its own. You could make a test bag and give it a jolly good try out.April 10, 2015 at 8:33 am #4186
They’re wonderful Beattie, you’ve inspired me to look at my scrap bag.April 12, 2015 at 5:40 pm #4203
Great bags, Beattie! Using a felled seam is perfect. Like Tintinabulation, I’m going to spend some time looking through my scraps.April 12, 2015 at 10:23 pm #4206
Thank you Tintin and JC! 😀 The felled seams are tidy and strong, a bit like the French seams down the sides of the bag, but flatter.
I thought I was running out of scraps, then found a box of spare handle bits – just right for piecing together.
I also found a few squares that must have been left over from a patchwork project intended for a boy. They feature classic cars, and there’s a motorbike, a digger and a tractor as well. I think they’ll ZOOM out of our hands!April 13, 2015 at 9:20 am #4207
Reporting back about the over locker for bits.
Yes it worked, sort of, but it gaped a bit and I felt it needed to be over sewn to give it more strength. I also felt this took longer than doing a felled seam from the begining. So not to be recommended on it’s own.
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