Bag Lady

Early last month I attended a ‘bag lady’ course in Scarborough at Material Moves.  I got the course as a present for my birthday back in October and the idea was that you made a bag in a day with help from someone who knew what they were doing! You could bring your own pattern and/or fabric if you had something in mind or you could just rock up with nothing at all (like me). There were a few other people there who were more organised and had clear ideas about what they wanted. I just wanted inspiration to hit me. I chose a pattern that I quite liked and then had a good rummage through Carol’s stash – it’s soo much fun going through other people’s fabric stash! This is what we chose:

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Simplicity 1519, the one that the woman is carrying. The pattern called for some sort of jute tape thing which we didn’t have but thought we could easily adapt it. I chose a lovely tartan with a stunning bottle green velvet to match. I also chose a red fabric (an old bed sheet) as a lining.

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Here is the finished bag but the colours haven’t come out too well in the artificial light. I didn’t do a bad job of matching the plaids both at the pleats and the seams.  Three bags were being made that day but I only got a picture of two of them:

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I could have quite happily taken this one home too!

Not long after my course I went up to Edinburgh to visit my brother and thought I’d better get some Scottish photos of my Scottish bag.

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The colours are better in these cheesy photos. This is the view of Arthur’s seat from the top of Calton Hill.  There was also a rather splendid sunset:

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This photo is taken from the same spot looking in the other direction towards Edinburgh Castle.

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