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Sunday, 31 March 2013

More Stitching

First of all - I'm sorry that I didn't check my comments, I had comments that weren't posted to my blog for some reason.  I don't have comments on moderation so not sure why they didn't appear.  Sorry Theanne and Peggy.

I've been making some project bags again.  I gave a tutorial on these quite a while ago that I have now put onto a PDF if you would like a copy.
The reason I've made these is for the group I belong to.  We are doing monthly stitch-alongs. 
Each month a member comes up with a project and whoever signs up will get the tutorial.
As well as mine being a tutorial for the bag it also includes the idea for trying variations on a stitch - in this case it is chain stitch.
While I was researching chain stitch I saw a fab design that I just had to try

It was from the same site as the chain stitch instructions and is called Jacobean Jumble and was something really different for me.

I got a bit carried away with the chain stitch variation 'double chain stitch' and made another bag!

I don't know how many of these bags I've made, it is well over a dozen, probably as many as twenty.  They are useful for keeping things together, I tend to end up with bits and pieces that don't have a home, like my hair clips, rollers, hair bands etc, now they have their own bag instead of being scattered all over my bathroom.  Originally I made them for keeping my current project in.  I also keep my interfacing in one.  Anything that needs to be kept together in fact.  They are also nice to give away.


Anonymous said...

Ann it's so good to hear from you...your bags are so cute and your uses for them so practical...I'm thinking maybe I'll try making some. I've been trying to think of a way to keep some of my hair and nail stuff together in the bathroom...this would be perfect! I'll look for the PDF file and see if it's something this sewing challenged person can do! Wishing you and your husband a Happy Easter!

Anonymous said...

I looked on your site and at your group...but I didn't see access to your bag tutorial PDF...let me know how I can download it...thanks so much Ann!!!

Peggy said...

Hi Ann,your patience with stitching 'smalls' really amazes me, its definitely a gift. The bag you sent me is in daily use for hair clips,slides, brushes and 'go,go's' etc.
i have posted so little lately Blogger probably decided to 'Spam' my comments !