June 6, 2014

My Brookfield Bag is Featured on Sew Can She






It is always fun to go to one of the blogs you follow and see something you created there.  My Brookfield Bag, the new free pattern from Sara at Sew Sweetness, got the most hits from the Sew Can She linky party last week.  Check it out here.



Since I am testing two bags currently and I can't share them for awhile, I thought I could at least share my fabric selections.

The first bag that I hope to complete today is a bag for Janelle at Emmaline Bags.  I am waiting for a zipper order that should arrive today to complete this bag.  I have made several bags and wallets from a couple of Janelle's patterns and I love the quality of the pattern and the end product.  Almost everyone has made her Necessary Clutch Wallet, haven't they??  If not, what are you waiting for??Here are the fabrics that I am using on this bag I am testing....

 


I know it IS bold but it is summer here and look at the name of my blog ...it is not called shades of BOLD for no reason at all!!!

Carrying that theme onto the next bag I am testing...  I am cutting out a bag I am testing for Christine at Chris W Designs.  I have made multiple numbers of bags from almost all of Christine's patterns.  I just love them.  Every bag looks so professional when it is completed with all of that shiny hardware. I am going to use an upholstery fabric, a prequilted fabric and a tame lining fabric. (My rule of thumb...if going BOLD outside, tame it up inside and vice versa.)  Let's see how good my new semi-industrial machine really is!!!








Unfortunately, this picture doesn't show these fabrics in all of their BOLD gloriness, but it was still dark when I took pictures this AM.  Yeah, I got up real early again  today.  Who can sleep when there is so much fun to be had sewing???!!??

8 comments:

  1. I tested the bag from Janelle too and I got it done in a couple of days. I'm waiting for the pattern to test for Christine too and I need to choose my fabrics this morning. I really have no idea right now so I better decide. I like both of your choices and since I know what the bags look like, I know your bags will look great in your fabric choices Marilyn!

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    1. Thanks, Daryl. Busy time, isn't it?

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  2. WOW! I saw your Brookfield bag on Sew Can She & just HAD to come over & lurk for a bit. LOVE-LOVE-LOVE your site & your sewing skills exhaust me!!! How talented you are! I SEW enjoyed looking @ your version of the June Bag of the Month, The City Slicker, From Chris W Designs. Just lovely!! Thanks for the "look around", I've enjoyed my time here!

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    1. Thanks, Chelle for all of the kind words. I love to have people stop by and browse. Thanks for checking me out!

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  3. Congratulations. Well deserved. I saw that post and recognized your bag immediately. Seems we're in the same boat. I've finished making a bag for a blog hop that I can't show yet and also finished making Janelle's test bag which I absolutely love, today I've been testing another bag and tomorrow I have to go and buy my equivalent of soft and stable so I can make a start on Christine's. I agree so much fun there's no time for sleep. I was so engrossed in my sewing today I burnt the lunch LOLLL but now I have no choice but to go to bed ready for another day of blissful sewing tomorrow. Love your fabrics and becasue I know what the patterns look like I can vision how beautiful they're going to look.

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    1. Thanks, Maria. Wow, you are testing for someone else, too? The bags are all hitting at the same time, aren't they? I waited to get hardware so that put me behind but I only have 2 pages of Janelle's left. Hope to finish it after dinner tonight and to at least cut out Christine's. I look forward to seeing all of your bags.

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  4. I can't wait to see the bags! I love your fabric choices for them!

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    1. First one is done. Just finished cutting out the second one.

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