Sunday, 29 May 2011

Little Bag Workshop

This little bag is the fruits of my labours at at workshop I attended at Stitch It in Llandudno on Saturday with Elizabeth, a fellow blogger and fellow design team member on Dragon's Dream TIO Challenge, and Jean. We had a fantastic time. I had the devils own job deciding which fabrics to use but in the end, with Jean's help, I settled on the fabrics you can see in my little bag, and I thank  Jean for her help. I am more than happy with the choice.

Now I have had my sewing machine since Christmas 2004 when OH bought it as my main Christmas present. However, after reading the instructions and then having a little play I put it away in disgust as I couldn't get on with the automatic needle threader. I have wanted to get going with a bit of sewing and had recently bought my fabrics planning to start a bit of patchwork so this workshop was the perfect opportunity to get me kick started with my "new" machine. Now, I did have a little plactice but, just to be sure, I took the instruction book with me (I was the only attendee needing instructions for their machine - not instilling much confidence in the instructor). Just as well I had the book as I had to change bobbin thread almost immediately. Yikes - what a start!

However, once I had got over my sheer terror of using the machine, I thoroughly enjoyed the workshop and will be attending more in the future. No major mishaps during the day unlike poor Elizabeth who stitched her base to the wrong end of the bag! Mind you, wiith Jean's help it was soon unpicked and stitched to the base. She ended up with a lovely creation in blue. Now if you had asked me what colours she would chose I could safely have opted for blue! Jean made a very sophisticated black and white bag with little red hearts, using a lovely contrast in fabrics.

The day just flew by and was a complete change to paper crafts. My bag is still destined to have some embellishments added, such as beads at the ends of the ribbons (although I may change my drawstring to cord) and something in the centre of each heart, though I haven't decided what yet. Anyway, it is complete and I am itching to make another couple at least.

Bye for now. Thanks for dropping by. And do feel free to leave a comment. I always love reading them.

Wanda xx


  1. Beautiful bag Wanda,
    Beryl x

  2. Your bag is beautiful Wanda, I love the colour scheme xx

  3. Well done! Fabrics as well as paper conquered! A smashing little bag. I found my 'new' sewing machine in the loft today - never used it and it is 10 years old!

    Janet xx

  4. Fab bag Wanda, love the colours you have chosen.
    Jen x

  5. Made it at last and well worth the visit. Your bag is gorgeous. I love the colours and the fabric. Def. think you should be making some more of those.

  6. LOL am still laughing at my bottom, (if you know what I mean). Jean has made quiet a few bags now ready to sell at the market on Friday, she's also working on a bigger one as well! I love the colours you used, they look great with the heart. xxx