A week last Thursday saw the final session of Thursday night bag making club at The Craft Studio, Nottingham. Although the course was about making handbags I really wanted help with perfecting my gadget bag making technique so decided to utilise the last session by making a couple of iPad mini sleeves. I used the Liberty print fabric that I sourced at The Vintage Suitcase Fair in Buxton and am really happy with the results although the peacock case could do with squaring but I blame that on sewing late at night on a work day.
With the heatwave (I hate hot weather) and a few transport issues I ended up missing two of the five sessions which I’m actually quite gutted about.The handbag that I made during sessions one and two is hanging with pride above my sewing machine (I’m using it to store fabric scraps) and it would have been great if I could have made more than one. Maybe I should enrol on the next course and start from scratch again? I already have my eye on the free machine embroidery workshop and signed up to start a Sewing and Home Crafts course at Bolsover’s Adult Community Education (ACE) centre so will definitely be keeping up with my new hobby.
Hello friends, I hope you’ve had a good weekend. With Saturday being an absolute scorcher I spent the day inside hiding from the sun, I think I’m the only person who spends all summer pinning for winter. As today was a little cooler I ventured into the garden to take pictures of the bag that I’ve been sewing as part of a five week bag making course at The Craft Studio in Nottingham
As the first class was this week we started out making a ‘simple’ reversable bag. Well it seemed to be simple for the others but due to my dodgey cutting skills the handles on my bag ended up way too thin so I started it again on Friday. I gave v.1 of the bag to my mum, she’s a lot less fussy than me and has tied the handle material together and used it today to carry her work stuff.
At Thursdays class we’re going to learn how to sew the handles together. I have looked at the pattern and contemplated having a go myself but I don’t want to end up ruining my first handmade handbag so I’m going to hold fire and finish it off later this week.
I’m loving the course, as I’ve never had sewing lessons before I’m getting to learn lot of new techniques and really useful tips. However the style of the bag isn’t really me, of course I’ll use it a few times so that I can brag that I MADE IT but as red’s my grandma’s favourite colour ultimately it’s going to end up as her bag.
By the way I’ve just bought my first DSLR and am still getting the hang of it so I apologise for the blurry images.