Sunday, January 31, 2016
It was last year of April that I made this bag for me -- my everyday bag actually! Pattern is from www.chriswdesigns.com--The Lombard Street Bag.
But now it's awful, but don't worry I have maximized its usage. It is not that I don't like it anymore, well I do love it and to tell you honestly since then I didn't change bag, in other words I was loyal to it until now...
And so I have reason to change it into a new one, that is nice for a person who knows how to sew, instead of buying a new bag, well I will just have to look for a new pattern, buy fabric and sew. And here is my new bag. Pattern is from www.emmalinebags.com--The Manhattan Bag. I used faux leather here, have difficulty manipulating it especially on the flap part and of course I can only finger press it and not iron. For this one I didn't use metal bag accessories just magnetic snaps because I don't have rectangle ring nor strap slider metal with me. I'm hoping that this one will last for a year, let's see what will happen by then.
I bought these long time ago, one at Rue Feronstree (Chamick store--for the beige color) and the other one at Hognoul, Awans (Le Chien Vert store--for the drawn women design). I've sewn a bag for the drawn women design and I gift it to somebody else, randomly. Pattern is from www.pattydoo.de -- Wendy. She have lots of videos on youtube and even if its in german, (well most of it are in english now) it's easy to follow.
The beige faux leather is a bit soft and it sticks to my machine that is why I do not have a regular stitching as you can see here (which I hate that), although I used my teflon foot, maybe if I would have used a roller foot (which I don't own yet) and put a fabric underneath wherein it won't touch my feed dog maybe it would make a difference. I've only experimented using faux leather on tote bags--simple and easy to manipulate. Anyway, I have other plans in the future for the faux leather aside from totes. Who knows, maybe tomorrow?! :-)
I posted a video about DIY Christmas Sewing Gifts/Ideas 2017 on youtube. This is my third year that I have been posting it but have been d...