Soo busy at the moment that I haven't had time to unbox my birthday overlocker machine; it's been sitting on the floor for the last 4 days and I've had to walk past it for all of that time without diving in head first (I know!!! What the...!) When I have a moment I'll unbox it, have a first play with it (all the while taking snaps) and I'll do a review blog post; can't flipping wait.
Still, I've managed to tick this month's Sewing World Magazine Bag off my To Do list. The theme for September is 'New Techniques and the colour green'. So in keeping with the theme I designed this zip top hobo style shoulder bag in oilcloth. Here are some good tips for sewing with oilcloth.
(Sorry about posting loads of pics; it's for when I sell the bag at a later stage):
Roomy zip top hobo style oilcloth bag. I got the oilcloth from my beloved John Lewis in London, but a search for oilcloth on google will throw up quite a few places where you can buy it from. I have used this shoulder handle and these smart snap hooks.
Oh! Before I sign off. If any of you are going to be in London this Sunday it would be really lovely to see you at the We Make London Craft Fair event this Sunday. I'm going be there having a rummage and taking snaps (I'll wear a carnation and have copy of the Guardian under my arm). I know that some of you craft bloggers will have tables at the event so I'm wishing you loads of luck and sending you lots of stay-calm vibes :)
Date: Sunday 22nd June 2008
Time: 11.00am – 17.00pm
Where: Dragon Hall, 17 Stukeley Street London, WC2B 5LT
Nearest tube: Holborn, Covent Garden
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