Hello and welcome to the Tammy Bag Blog Hop! I’d like to send a big thank you to Madame Samm for hosting me and a big kiss and hug to my husband for taking the pictures of my project.
I was really excited when Madame Samm announced this blog hop because I’m always on the lookout for projects that I can give as gifts. When I saw the Tammy bag I knew immediately that I wanted to make one up for my sister. As it happens she is coming to visit us on the 19th of June.
I participated in the U R Priceless Blog Hop and knew that I wanted to be more adventurous in making this bag. I decided to use some fabric that I could fussy cut for the outside pockets. As you can tell from the pictures it worked pretty well on one side but not so great on the other. I forgot to take into account the bag sagging and thus I lost the two birds from showing up properly.
The one thing that I’m glad I did was to make a separate pattern for the fleece pattern pieces. I made those pattern pieces a smidge smaller and that helped to reduce the bulk in the seams. I’m also grateful for Leslie’s tip with the lining. Pulling the bag through the sides as opposed to the top made putting on the handle SO much easier for me!
Another thing I did differently was that I used fishing line to sew on the handle. I was rummaging around my sewing room looking for thread to use for that purpose when I came across some fishing line in one of my stashes. I know that I had gotten it for some long ago project and I thought to myself, “why not try this?”. FYI: fishing line comes in different weights and I used an 8lb weight. I’m pleased with how it looks and will use this again.
I didn’t want to give my sister an empty bag so I put in a project for her from Raspberry Rabbits, as well as some Aurifil thread, scissors, Thread Heaven wax, a magnetic bee needle minder, and of course chocolate!
Thanks for visiting and be sure to see the other participants. Again, many thanks to Madame Samm for her wonderful work.