Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Bestest Bag Workshop :)

I bunked off work today (took a day's leave) to attend a bag workshop at my LQS - Yarnia ... hosted by the fabby Nicci and taught by the very talented Kate Higgens who was so patient and made it such a fun learning day for me and the 4 other lovely students.

From 10am - 4pm, we happily sewed away (it was such a relaxed day) and all made the same bag in different colours and sizes and everyone finished their bag by home time :) this was the first time I had sewn with linen and it was really nice.

I learnt how to make a flower:

And a bra all in one handles:

Doesn't this look painful? It pulled through ... eventually!!

Here's everyone's finished bags:

Me and Kate (I'm such a teacher's pet!):

And my bag: 

I love it ... I'm so chuffed - put it on Facebook - big mistake ... HUGE ... as the orders have already started to come in!!

Linking up with Heather and Megan @ Quilt Story - Fabric Tuesday

Fresh Poppy Design


  1. I love your bag! And those of your classmates, too. What is the ame of the pattern? And the designer? I hope it's available in the States. Good job!

  2. Fabulous bag! Love those fabrics, and the flower is so cute! Lucky you for a nice sewing day, glad you had fun.

  3. What lovely bags, they all look so different. Sarah x

  4. Adorable bag!! Sew cute!

  5. I am a new follower too:)

  6. Fabulous bag Jen!! I can see why you woukd be stoked. I love the little flower detail - if really adds so much to the bag.

  7. Wow, such a cute bag! Love the flower, too. :)

  8. Beautiful use of the fabrics. Really wonderful - yay you!

  9. Lol. Love your post. Glad I'm ot the only one who finds turning things, especially bags, a little painful.

  10. Your bag looks great and what a wonderful reason to bunk off work

    Cheers pauline


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