Friday, 21 April 2017

Trying out my new sewing machine....

I've been playing with my new lightweight Janome sewing machine which I love... I wanted a lightweight machine I would take to our sewing group    instead of lugging my big Janome machine with me.
I found some scraps of black and white fabric with an animal theme and just about had enough to make a scrap tote bag.
It has a small pocket on the front and I even managed to find a Zebra head button in my stash which I've used...


                                                 Back of bag

Inside are two large pockets, really pleased with the end result although the fabric isn't brilliant....
My cathedral window cushion front has been hanging around for ages so I also managed to complete that.

Hopefully I will have a card to share with you at the weekend...

Anne 

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19 comments:

Aquarius said...

Lovely choice of fabrics for your bag, jolly useful to have pockets too.
A good way to find your way around a new machine

Sylviahobbycards said...

Stunning craft tote bag,Anne.Your window cushion is also very beautiful.Have a nice weekend.

Gr,Sylvia.

Viv's Visuals said...

Fab projects Anne. The tote bag will be so useful and I love the fabric design!

Pat said...

Two wonderful makes Anne and I love the tote bag and the material is such fun and perfect for the bag, and the cleverly constructed cushion front is really pretty. Hope you have a good weekend. x

pam said...

Fabulous useful tote bag Anne, gorgeous cushions, love the pretty material.
Pam x

Loll said...

You are such a talented at sewing, Anne!! LOVE that bag ... so cool with the black and white animal prints. And your quilted pillow front is amazing. Sewing is something that I just can't do, but I admire those that can. :) xx

Julieanne..aka pinkjools said...

Hi Anne...Just love your tote bags....love the print.....and your quilted pillow is so pretty.....Joolsx

Anonymous said...

Love your bag Anne, such fun material! The cushion looks so complicated but beautiful!
Val x

Janice said...

Both are gorgeous projects Ann, I'd say your new machine is a great success! Looking forward to seeing more of your makes.
Janice x

Pat K said...

Fabulous sewing Anne. Love the tote and your window creation is gorgeous too. Pat K x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Wow these are beautiful

aussie aNNie said...

Wow Anne, this turned out good, but it wasn't just the sewing machine, it was the lovely operator..xxxThanks for taking time to comment while I was away on my scheduled posts. Greatly appreciated.
[aNNie]

Sandy said...

Wonderful Anne - you are so dang talented!!!!! I have a cheap sewing machine that I need to get out of storage. I want to learn how to sew on paper for my art journals. Your window creations is really stunning!
Sandy xx

aussie aNNie said...

Wondered where you were Anne, glad it was a holiday and not illness, thanks for popping in.xx ♥[aNNie]

Patricia said...

Oh! My! Word! Anne, your bag is absolutely amazing.
You are so clever, I love your Window Creation it's gorgeous.
Good luck with your new machine.
Thank you so much for your visit, I really appreciate it.
Patricia xxx

Anneke said...

wow, Anne, such fabulous projects you made and the handbag is realy beautiful.
I also love your vintage card, and you did a great job there.
have a nice week and hugs from Anneke

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

This bag is gorgeous. I love the animal print and the black and white looks terrific. Have a lovely weekend. Happy crafting, Sandra x

fabiola jaques said...

Superbe Anne!

Christine Harrop said...

This is fabulous Anne. A real great bag. Lucky find with your matching button. I am just looking at Janome machines myself because my machine is old - and weighs a ton!! Hugs Christine xx