Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Denim Bag

I finished my little bag this morning. I can't believe how easy the weaving went. The instructions in the book were easy to follow.
I have not fused anything much for a while and even though I read Melody's tips on fusing, I had a few problems but all in all it went pretty well. Maybe  I need to slow down a bit and pay attention to what I am doing.
The photo shows up the marking lines that are used for guide lines when cutting and weaving but I really can't see them "in person". I used a chalk pencil that always comes out by itself as I am working but I had to work at getting it out of this. I will use a lighter touch next time.
I had a new blade in my rotary cutter but by the time I finished this it was beyond dull. The lighter fabric is a pretty stiff and dense fabric maybe some poly in it. I had to use a 100/18 needle for the stitching. I did a narrow zigzag over all the raw edges with medium blue thread.

The bag is about 7 1/2 by 9 inches and has a long strap that I can wear across my body to the opposite shoulder so I can have my hands free and not have to fuss with it all the time.
When I got to the flap I thought the whole thing was looking rather dull so I finished the edge with a heavy cotton varigated Jeans Stitch by YLI.


Anonymous said...

Hi Ruth,
Your bag turned out cute!!

Exuberant Color said...

Not dull, just neutral, which is good for a purse that goes with everything.

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