Sunday, 27 August 2017

Pillow and Project Bags

While my pillow making workshop was fresh in my mind I decided to make another one.
I bought this material some time ago thinking it would make a nice cushion, it was only an off cut, but it turned out to be just the right size for the pattern from the workshop, and, I remembered how it was all done!

This was my first sewing project a few weeks ago.  I wanted a bag for my knitting and after trawling through you tube for tutorials I came across one I thought I would be able to follow.

It came out alright for a first attempt.  It' wouldn't win any prizes in a show, I did make a mistake on the bottom, but you can't really notice it when it's 'sat' with the yarn in, and it's for me, so it's ok :-)

I used Vonna's cross stitch project bag tutorial for the next two.

This is the first one I made last week 

And this one, a little bigger, I made this afternoon.

This one has just a plain lining 

I'm really happy with how these turned out, the tutorial was really clear and easy to follow.

I'm never going to be a sewist but I have enjoyed making these and will definitely make some more pillows but I think that's about the limit of my sewing ability, lol.


Over size pom pom alert!

Joanne and Gavin came around on Friday with Bonnie, Jo had ordered her this hat, it is still too warm for it but and we just had to try it on :-)

(The little blanket is the corner to corner garter stitch one I was working on a few weeks ago)

Today was this little one's due date, and she is already 15 days old!

Time fly's too quickly!!

I hope you all have a lovely week, and enjoy the Bank Holiday sunshine :-)



Anonymous said...

You did a beautiful job on your project bags. I love the floral fabrics.

Bonnie Jo looks adorable in her pom pom hat.

Barb said...

What an adorable photo of baby and her hat! Enjoy, they do grow up so fast! Great sewing projects.

Diane Lithgow said...

I have used VOnna's bag pattern and made amendments to fit A4 patterns that we have. It was great and I made five of them. Three given away and two for me. I have another three ready to go as i only put the padding on the back side.

Poppypatchwork said...

Your sewing is lovely, it's about you making useful pretty things, even now I can make a error on the most simplest of things, so show your items with pride, because you made them. I use bag templates from Pintrest. Lovely photo of Bonnie, our youngest grandson turned six months last weekend and is already crawling, how quick the grow.

Jo said...

Awww, what a lovely photo of Bonnie, she looks so cute in the pompom hat. I think all your sewing projects look fantastic and I love the fabrics you've used, especially the one used for your drawstring bag, which I think is just lovely. I've only ever used a sewing machine once and that was a few lessons when I was at middle school, but I keep saying that I want to give sewing a go so I will do at some point.

Mary - Lecoeurceltique said...

Love the fabrics on all your sewing projects. They all look good.
That's a lovely photo of Bonnie in her pompom hat.

Carolien said...

Oh wow, what a lovely bags and pillows you made, hats off! They are gorgeous.
Ans so is Bonnie, with or without hat :) The hat is priceless though ...

Have a good day & love Carolien

Mouse said...

ohhh well done on the sewing front :) love them all but the pompom steals the show with the wee one who is simply gorgeous :) love mouse xxxxxx

Julie said...

Well done on the sewing, the knitting bag is gorgeous, perfect for a sock knitting project.
Bonnie does look cute in her new hat.

Mylittlepieceofengland said...

Oh Maggie, Bonnie really is living up to her name, she's so gorgeous and I love the oversize Pom Pom. Your sewing skills are beyond mine, I really love the bag for your knitting xx

Desiree Ehleiter said...

Wow, your project bags are wonderful! Great job. I really have to work on my sewing. It's amazing the things you can make.