Sewing project

Well today I made a gymnastic hand guard bag, for people who do not know what that is. it is a small bag with drawstrings that you keep your hand guards in( these are used on the bars in gymnastics).

I had been planning to do this since christmas but the material I had decided to use had small plastic discs on it and caused problems with my sewing machine, so I found some velour today and voila!

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Christmas presents

My family came out to see us last week it was great to spend time with the grandchildren.

I made tote bags for my granddaughters , they loved them.DSC00769 DSC00770

They were made from clothes that do not fit me anymore, namely a blouse, trousers, skirt and pyjamas. what fun I had making them.

 

Tote Bag – New from old

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Well today I made a tote bag from two  skirts that do not fit anymore. This is something I have been wanting to do for a while, but kept putting it off, too much trouble to get the sewing machine out. Really glad I did , I enjoyed making the bag and it was very easy.

I found the pattern on http://tinyhappy.typepad.com/tiny_happy/2006/06/shoulder_bag_tu.html
  It took me about 2 hours, but I am pleased with the result. There are so many different ways to adapt the pattern, I might try a patch work bag next time.