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 thimble.ca. www.thimble.ca. 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 www.thimble.ca. 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.

8 comments:

Cindy said...

Nice to see you posting again! I am also finding it hard to sew and blog this summer. I can never seem to sit still long enough to make something, but I eventually make progress. The bags look fantastic!!!!!! Great fabric and my favorite size too....big!!!!

Cindy

Carry Hers By Natalie said...

Thanks Cindy. It does feel good posting again and sharing what I have done. I will keep trying to post more regularly and of course squeeze in time to sew.

susan (moonthirty) said...

Natalie, I love all of these bags! Great fabric choices, and good idea to use that sharp-looking awning fabric; that bag will LAST. That pattern for the groceries tote is high on my to-do list, too! :-)

Carry Hers By Natalie said...

Thanks Susan, I have made another bag that is striped Blue and Red awning fabric. It worked well at the beach.

Heather's Haven said...

Hi Natalie,

Great job on these bags, love how you used the red white polka dot for the band and handles ontop.

Heather
http://nightdreamer371.blogspot.com

Carry Hers By Natalie said...

Thanks Heather, I wasn't sure about the polka dots at first, but I really liked it when it was finished.

Jodi Bonjour said...

I love the stripped canvas one. So sleek and classy!

Carry Hers By Natalie said...

Thanks Jodi, I liked the bag as well. I hopefully have enough of the fabric to make up one for me.

Post a Comment