Bitsa bags

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  • #4020
    beattie
    beattie
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    Thank you Krisaby! 😀 I have some more bitsas to photograph tomorrow when we have some daylight.

    #4021
    offcuts
    offcuts
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    And I can spot the chalet curtains! I am lucky enough to have a whole bag made from that!

    #4024
    beattie
    beattie
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    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.

    #4027
    beattie
    beattie
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    We’ve been having a bit of a fight with a new computer that didn’t recognise an old camera, but finally have managed to upload some more bitsa bag photos.

    bitsa 6 front

    bitsa 6 back

    bitsa 4 front

    bitsa 4 back

    bitsa 5 front

    bitsa 5 back

    At last the heap of scraps is going down!! 😀

    #4051
    Krisaby
    Krisaby
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    They are splendid!

    #4057
    beattie
    beattie
    Keymaster

    😀 Thank you Krisaby!!

    #4161
    beattie
    beattie
    Keymaster

    I have some more bitsas to show off. The scrap pile is a lot smaller now, thank goodness 😀

    bitsa 7 front
    bitsa 7 back

    bitsa 8&9 front
    bitsa 8&9 back

    bitsa 10 front
    bitsa 10 back

    bitsa 11 front
    bitsa 11 back

    I’m cheering because I have the kitchen table back!! Masterclock removed his lathe to the reorganised shed at last!! 😀

    #4174
    Krisaby
    Krisaby
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    Marvellous bags! Everyone will be fighting to get one of those.
    Congratulations on getting back the kitchen table!

    #4176
    Agwen
    Agwen
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    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?

    #4179
    beattie
    beattie
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    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.

    #4180
    beattie
    beattie
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    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.

    #4186

    They’re wonderful Beattie, you’ve inspired me to look at my scrap bag.

    #4203
    JC
    JC
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    Great bags, Beattie! Using a felled seam is perfect. Like Tintinabulation, I’m going to spend some time looking through my scraps.

    #4206
    beattie
    beattie
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    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!

    #4207
    Agwen
    Agwen
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    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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