Monday, 14 April 2014

Bag loads of bags

Before I released the instructions for my collaged fabric onto you dear readers I had been road testing it on my weekly machine embroidery class. As ever, armed with the same instructions and my samples, each member of the class has come up with their own individual interpretation.
 
 
Margaret made this lovely purple and turquoise combination into a changing bag for her first grandchild... and very obligingly, baby Penelope arrived this week!

 
This summery looking bag belongs to Linda our newest member of the class... but she always makes such lovely accomplished things that I really am going to have to stop calling her a beginner.

 
Di included some fabulous fabrics in her bag, including these old doilies.

 
And of course, as Di is a beader she had to add a little special beaded touch... have you spotted the butterfly?

 
Jan made two bags in the time everyone else made their first one and was already on her third by the end of term!

 
Barbara's pictured below was still a work in progress...

 
As was Ann's below. Ann has a lovely handle to attach to hers when it is finished. It also has an incredible amount of stitching and it reminded us all of Mary Poppins' carpet bag!

 
And Jean made this lovely bag below following my bag instructions to the letter, thoroughly testing it and proof reading it for me. Thank you Jean!

 
Feeling inspired? Then why not buy your own tutorial to make some crazy collaged fabric for yourself... available here!

12 comments:

  1. I have got to have a go - will pop over and treat myself to a tutorial from Etsy later. Such fab bags! x Jo

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  2. Bags of gorgeousness! Makes me wish I hadn't got rid of all my patchwork fabrics.

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  3. It is a shame I don't live more local, I would happily join your class.

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  4. Gorgeous bags...one pattern, so many different interpretations..brilliant! :)
    V xxx

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  5. Wow, how fun to see your instructions come to life. It looks like such a fun class!

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  6. Every bag is very different but each one is stunning. well done to all.

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  7. Wonderful bags, the ladies have done so well!

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  8. oh yum - what gorgeous interpretations of your bag Gina - you must be so pleased. my stash is growing apace. so hopefully I'll have enough before I know it! lol

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  9. They have all made such lovely bags, as are yours in the last post. Always amazes me how everyone follows the same brief/instructions and yet comes up with totally different results.

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  10. Thanks for showing these gorgeous bags. As all the others have said, it is amazing how everyone starts off with the same thing and they all turn out so differently. Cheers

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  11. What gorgeous bags, all with their own individual personalities.

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  12. I love every interpretation of the pattern these ladies have come up with. Di's use of the doilies gives me food for thought - I've got a lot of those that I dyed and never knew what to do with - and now Jill had made one with the embroidered paisley applique. Maybe.... just maybe I might have a go sooner rather than later. Watch this space....

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