Friday, 6 July 2012

England, Canada and New York............

I had a very busy week last week sewing, trying to get as much done as I could.  Since now we are into school summer vacation and gone are the days of sitting at the sewing machine and sewing the day away.  I will try to get some done, but it will be in between traveling with the boys.  We just came back from our first trip of the summer we went to Sudbury, Ontario.

I finished sewing 5 bags last week.  I used Lisa Lam's Compact Groceries Tote Pattern, I made a Beach Bag, and a Bag I call The New York Bag I got the tutorial from The fun thing with these bags is I used some themed fabrics England, Canada, and  New York.

I made four bags with 980 London Blocks, The Henley Studio, Makower UK. I used fabric that has Canada on it for the inside as the bag is reversible.  I really enjoy using Lisa's patterns.

I use a lot of outdoor fabrics as they hold up so well. This one is a heavy canvas that you would use in for making an awning.  I purchased rope that you would use for lines on your boat, so again it will hold up very well at the beach.  I want to make a few beach bags that are larger then this one. It hold a fair amount,  but I know you can never have a big enough one when you head to the beach.

I got the tutorial  for this bag that I call The New York Bag at Laural wrote a great tutorial for it.  It is big, it should hold lots of stuff for the gym, beach or what ever. I added some grommets on the handle and the metal hardware to add some bling. This is a surprise bag for one of my friends, she heads to New York when ever she can.  It is fun coming up with different ways to change up patterns.