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Thursday, 15 January 2015

Something different.....

I've been making bags lately. Can't say I've enjoyed making them as I found the vinyl a tad challenging (any tips greatly appreciated) ..... We were asked to make these for the Strathalbyn Community Craft Market - hoping they will sell after all my struggles...





So today I set out to make something completely different blackboard rolls but as I hadn't used this type of fabric before I was a bit nervous. I changed my mind and made a noughts and crosses board instead. I will definitely make more of these way easier than vinyl..... plus the fabric was free :)



I will tackle some blackboard rolls tomorrow or maybe some more microwave bowls as I enjoyed making those.
Hugz
Melanie
xxx 

9 comments:

Anthea said...

Good on you persevering with the sewing Mel - the bags look great!
What is a blackboard roll for?
I saw on Sunrise this morning that 25,00 sets of mittens have been received for the koalas! amazing...

shez said...

Wow Mel those look fantastic,you are doing such a wonderful job xx

Wendy said...

sorry to hear you struggled with the vinyl, the finished bags look brilliant! When working with vinyl I put my Teflon foot on my machine, it has a little roller in it so it rolls over the vinyl smoothly. I've heard other people suggest using a layer of tissue paper so it feeds through the machine nicely and can be ripped off afterwards

Kim Orcutt said...

Your bags look great and I hope you sell out!!
Kim

Diane-crewe said...

you may not have enjoyed making the bags ... but they look good x

Christine said...

I think the bags will be snapped up, they look lovely and so useful too. Your noughts and crosses rug looks like fun!

Wendy B said...

dont think you'll have a problem selling those bags....they're gorgeous! Might have to give some clues as to how to use that blackboard fabric....I bought some at our last Lets Get Stitched and forgotten how!!! LOL sugary hugs xox

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Oh Mel love the bags and they will be snapped up ,...and the board fab idea x

Jo said...

They sure do.mgreat bags. The games boards are fun. well done