In the bag

It’s done and delivered.

Bag front with tapestry panel

Bag front with tapestry panel

Bag back

Bag back

Inside: pockets, magnetic clasp and label

Inside: pockets, magnetic clasp and label

The Dowager’s bag, that is. I thought it was going to be harder than it actually was. I kept all the extra canvas around the outside of the tapestry, and used it as the interfacing for the front. I used a firm iron-on interfacing for the back. Longer handles than on my little stripey bag, because she wanted them long enough to sling the bag over her shoulder.

I remembered to put the magnetic catch on before finishing the top edge this time. It does the job of preventing the bag gaping open, and so long as you use a patch of interfacing on top of the little washer thingy, it won’t pull out.

I’ve created some quilt labels for myself using transfer paper in my colour printer. The label has my name, blog and email addresses, and space for the name, recipient and date of the quilt. This information gets filled in with an indelible pen once the transfer has been applied to either  a pale background area of the quilt back, or to a white fabric rectangle which then gets sewn onto the backing. End of labelling problem!

So, to round up the weekend: Finished the baby quilts. Made two fabric storage baskets. Made the Dowager’s handbag. Upholstered two chair seats. What about having a night off? Nope, I’m fiddling around with the Car Quilt while I skype a friend and watch TV. Back to work Monday and Tuesday for two days, so I won’t be doing much sewing. Maybe. Probably. We’ll see.

Have a good day, y’all.


9 thoughts on “In the bag

  1. Nanette says:

    The tapestry is stunning and you’ve done it proud with your tote bag. You certainly are productive!

    • katechiconi says:

      The Dowager has had this sitting on her tapestry frame behind the sofa for about 5 years. She finally got it finished, and didn’t know what to do with it. I offered to make a bag, and she leapt at the offer. As for being productive, I suppose, but I find the blog is wonderful for overcoming my tendency to laziness!

    • katechiconi says:

      Saves having to embroider stuff on the back, which, while it’s very pretty, is exceptionally tedious! Plus you try embroidering all that at size 8pt type! The transfers are just quick and sensible, and should last most of the lifetime of anything I make.

  2. Anlina says:

    Nice label 😉

  3. defensordelaverdad says:

    Reblogged this on Fabián.

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