I have purchased some lovely bags from Max & Rosie which I showed on a previous post. I have always been fascinated with box bags and I thought I'd try my hand at one. WELL! They are much more difficult to make than you might have thought. I didn't want one with raveling seams exposed so I looked for instructions for a lined bag with both the outer and inner lining with no seams showing. You actually have to make two bags, finish each one then turn them inside out then lining in. Not so easy. It took me an entire day to make my first bag making a multitude of mistakes and ripping out countless stitches.
The first mistake I made on this bag was putting in the blue zip I painted to match the indigo bag I had cut out; the pink zip laying on the work table ignored!!
I had to use a flash on this rainy and dark day and the vibrant colors are so washed out.
This is that fabulous fabric I made using the silk screens and thickened dye during the Maine Event.
Lining from some fabric I used to catch the dye under a project. Looks like watermelon.
As I've said many times, I am NOT an embroiderer. These are what I refer to as "crowbar stitches".
Thinks I will give it another try tomorrow.
Thanks for reading,