Monday, 21 May 2012

Rag Bag

A girl can never have enough handbags, right?

Well, I cant.  Here is a photo of my first attempt at making one.

I went to one of Jean's Dabble Days in Beighton, Sheffield a few months ago and one of the projects was to make a lovely little notebook with some stitching done using a sewing machine.  After almost fainting when I walked into the room and saw what we were doing, I had a go and loved it.  I hadnt used a sewing machine since before I got married, but really enjoyed it. 

I cut out 38 squares of Flirtatious fabric using the Scalloped Square Bigz die, ironed interfacing on half and then made a sandwich of a scalloped square, wadding and scalloped square and sewed them together, alternating the colours.  The handle is just some of the 1 1/4" striped Melon Mambo ribbon and to finish off,  I cut out some flowers using the Fun Flowers Die with buttons sewn to the centre.

Wonder what I can make next....



  1. thats brilliant Jan, clever lass!

  2. Beautiful Jan well worth the effort.
    love Shirley.
    make me 3 in black and white LOL LOL LOL LOL

  3. Wow I'm very impressed Jan, aren't you clever?! I bought a little sewing machine, probably had it about 2yrs - I used it once and can't even work out how to thread it now lol. Hugs, Lisa x