Bag #2

Determined to get back to grips with some sewing, I have been working on my second bag kit from U-handbag. This one has taken a couple of attempts because first time round I used outer fabric that was too thick (the kits contain everything except the fabric). In the end I used some of the beautiful Liberty fabric that Mr Snail bought me on our trip to London in the autumn.

The closure is a sprung frame and one of the most difficult parts of the make was putting the frame back together once it had been inserted into the channels that hold it.

My next project is, I think, going to be either a backpack or maybe something with a zip. I am, however, hoping to break fewer sewing machine needles in future.

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  1. It looks gorgeous! And what a lovely way to use your special fabric.

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  2. I like colour, and the handles and fabric look pleasingly eye-catching to me. I guess it’s one of those things where the more you do it, the easier it gets……. and a gal can never have too many bags, especially when she makes them herself!!

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    • I bought the handles first and I was very happy to find a fabric which I thought would set them off. The bag is a great size for me – plenty of room for purse and glasses as well as a crochet hook and yarn!

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  3. Those handles are *fabulous*, I can quite see why you wanted the kit, and they work very well with the Liberty fabric, which is equally fabulous but in a quieter way… Do be aware that sewing in bag zips (bigger, heavier than garment zips) can be equally hazardous to needles. If you aren’t already doing so, try a denim or leather needle. The former is heavier and sturdier, the latter has a chisel point and goes through just about anything.

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  4. What a stunning bag, you should be very proud indeed.

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  5. We’ll be calling you the bag lady at this rate!

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  6. Amazing! The handles are superb!

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  7. It looks magnificent – but I’m still sniggering about the breaking less needles in future 😂

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