I started these projects last year and added them to my 2021 WOOFA list, hoping I could motivate myself to finish them up this year. Since I cleared my One Monthly Goal so quickly, I decided I really should pull out these UFOs again.
I started the overnight bag in August. I actually found the directions in a YouTube video and this was the second one I made. However, I would recommend if you use a heavy tapestry fabric, do not add interfacing (at least not as thick as the video recommended). It made my seams too thick to sew on my pfaff by the end and I actually had to hand-sew the ends together when I sewed in the lining. (That's why I set it aside last year and didn't finish it right away.)
Savoring that finish, I decided I would also turn my attention to the three circle denim bags
I started last November. I don't know what I was thinking, starting three of these at once; I'd forgotten how long they take to finish after the panels are assembled. I will NOT be making more of these as they don't use enough of the denim to make it worth the time.
Normally, I would have used salvaged denim for the entire bag, but I just wanted to get these bags finished as quickly as possible so I used some new denim gifted to me last summer. These bags are fully lined with a second bag inside because I wasn't sure how strong the denim circles are and we tend to really load up our shopping bags.
I am ecstatic to get these projects cleared out of my sewing room because now that I've finished these projects, I will let myself start a new quilt for tonight's Friday Night With Friends
, I just need to pick which one. =)
OMG!! I absolutely LOVE your Circle Denim Bags!!! I've got a quilt like that. Well, technically, it's not a quilt. It has been in limbo for more years than I care to say.ReplyDelete
Thanks. I really like them too. I get lots of compliments when I go shopping with them.Delete
Oh wow!! those are great!! Bags are something that still flummox me - and look at you go!! these are awesome!ReplyDelete
Thank you. I've made tons of plain canvas bags but these are much more attractive.Delete
Wow! All of those bags are fantastic! Congratulations on clearing some long-term WIPs off your list :)ReplyDelete