Aw thanks everyone for your really kind words of support now that Al has skipped the country. I'd treat you to coffee and cakes if I could (now that would an amazing afternoon); would we find a cake shop large enough to fit us all in?
I was burning the midnight oil last night so I could finish this month's Sewing World Magazine bag. The theme for October is ''Support of Breast Cancer charities and the colour pink'. So in keeping with the theme I designed this curvy top bucket bag in linen and needle cord. I was stumped for bag names this month so 'Wavy Top' will just have to do I'm afraid.
Before you read on (if you don't mind) could you please pop over to The Breast Cancer Site,
and just click on the big pink button. It's very quick, there's no forms etc. you just click on the
button and in doing so you are getting the sponsors of that site to pay
out for free mammograms to help women in need. Ta!
Sorry about posting loads of pics; it's for when I sell the bag at a later stage. 50% of the sale of this bag will go to Breast Cancer Care.
I like the look of curvy top edge, but oh boy it was muuuuuch easier to draw then it was to sew. I swore my silly head off when sewing the tighter corners. So I have had to adjust the pattern make the curves more sewing machine friendly. I don't want anyone turning to drink because of one of my bag designs!
Side view. I have used linen, some left over needle cord apple fabric for the front pocket and these Chocolate Drop Beaded handles. The bag has been interfaced with an ultra firm stand-up-by-itself interfacing called Flexi Firm.
Inside view. Toffee coloured striped lining and magnetic snap closure.
Tomorrow is Bag Eye Candy Day so get your lovely baggy pics into the U-Handbag All Bags Pool and the U-Handbag Tutorials pool if you fancy a chance of your handi work being proudly shown off on this blog :)