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???!!??