.....a peg bag. Apologies to anyone who's already seen it on FB but I wanted to put it on here too.
I've been watching all of the sewing shows on Create and Craft recently and was dying to have a go at one of Debbie Shore's bags.
When I saw this gorgeous fabric from the Washday range by Makower I thought - peg bag! Its not a traditional shape but it holds loads of pegs and was a great project to practise a few techniques on - I didn't have to worry about it fitting and it didn't matter if it wasn't perfect (the pegs won't complain!).
I originally intended to use the peg fabric for the body of the bag but when I put the fabrics together I thought it looked better with the darker, iron fabric there. I used my own measurements but basically followed Debbie Shore's Reversible Bag video on YouTube (it's also in her Half Yard Home book). I did add some fusible fleece to the outer part of my bag and the handles as this was one of the things I wanted to try. My bag didn't need to be reversible so I just used a plain cream cotton for the bottom section of the inside. The rest of it is made with two fat quarters, one in each pattern.
A yo-yo finishes it off. I've recently bought some Clover yo-yo makers and they make this job so much easier. I do love a gadget!
It now hangs in my utility room looking pretty. I think I might have to get some more fabric to put behind my vinyl laundry sign (made with my Cameo). It's over 40cm wide so my decorative papers weren't big enough. Actually, the bird fabric that I shared on here recently would look pretty. I wonder if I will have enough left over when I've made the bias tape that I need to finish the top?
I was really pleased with my bag turned out and making it gave me the confidence to tackle my next project - a cover for my sewing machine. I'll be back with that next time. Meanwhile I'm back in card making mode as I have Clarity samples to make. Exciting!
I hope Hubby gets home soon. I cooked chips in my Actifry an hour and a half ago and I don't think they'll be that edible now. Luckily they were to accompany quiche and salad so that's still OK. Cold chips anyone?