Having seen a lovely pattern on the internet to make a patchwork book bag, I thought I would have a go myself.
Rather than using a honey bun roll of fabric, I just cut 1.5” strips, no shorter than 18” long, from my scrap bags
After sewing the strips to the wadding I used lots of different quilting stitches along the seam lines. It pleases me no end! I also used a colour changing quilting thread which added to the fun. I can see me needing to add all sorts of pretty new threads to my kit. Don’t you just love those quilting stitches?
I needed to get to know my new overlocker (serger) a bit better and felt that this little bag would help me to learn about the funky wave stitch
I kept getting loopy stitches in my trials! I made myself read the instructions again and again, and then I checked out the diagrams and realised I was threading it up wrongly. I think I speed read instructions….
Once I’d worked it out, it was plain sailing, except that the needle thread kept snapping!!! I certainly learned a lot about threading it! Actually, I don’t mind threading it at all, it is great fun, the machine sucks the thread and squirts it out in the right place! Much easier than my old one…
The pattern can be found here, I can spend hours looking at Moda Bakeshop Recipes!!
I might just have to have another go, I’ve loads of scraps to use up!
If you’d like to see even more photos of this lovely bag then click here