Sunday, May 22, 2016

Bags,bags,bags & a tuffet too!

As the title of this post suggests bags have been on my sewing agenda lately!

The Airport Sling bag bag by emmaline bags from the book On The Go Bags.  This is a great bag,I loved the pattern,but let me just say…trying to ease leather is not going on my list of "fun"things to do!

The sun decided to come out from behind the clouds just as I snapped off this photo!  So sorry for the glare on the inside flap of the outer pocket.  You can see the results of my easing of the leather in this photo.  The zipper is pretty bumpy/un-even looking. Just part of the learning to sew with leather curve.

A peek inside of the bag,and here you can see the lining fabric much better!

A close up of my bag bling!  The metal label if from emmaline bags and the little glass person,I made in my sister's glass studio.

This  is the April Bag for The bag of the Month club,(you can find it over on Facebook) a bag pattern club where you receive a new pattern for the first six months of the year.  Each pattern is by a different designer.

The Gabby bag is an emmaline pattern,and while only available to club members through June 2016,will be released to the public sometime in July.  I have belonged to this group from the start,it is exciting to receive a new bag pattern each month for the first half of the year,every year!  It is also kind of like getting an exclusive pattern if only for a few months before the general public.

Inside a divided slip pocket as well as a zippered pocket to keep things secure.  With the exception of the quilting on the exterior main bag piece this was a quick sew.

The Stand up and Tote Notice tote bag,is the first pattern I have sewn from Lisa over at two pretty poppets it will not be the last for sure!  This was such a fun pattern to sew and it is a great one for mixing things up!

This is the back side of the tote but,could just as easily be the front,or if turned right side in,it could be the inside also.  Such a versatile bag pattern!

Last month my sis and I took a Turban Footstool class in Lake Oswego OR. at the Pine Needle Quilt shop.  The class was actually two Friday mornings,with a little homework in-between.

My finished Footstool in the foreground and my sister's in the background.  We had so much fun!

I will leave you with a spiraling look at the tufted button in the center of the footstool!  Until next time…

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