2 hours ago
Sunday, January 31
The casual observer will probably not realize that it takes 28 individual steps to complete this bag, from cutting the fabric to punching holes into the leather handles and riveting them to the bag front and back. One also needs almighty strength to actually get a hole punched and then a (w)hole lot of patience trying to get the punched bit out of the hole punch pipe thingy!
I admit, I'm not a fast seamstress. I proceed slowly but precisely. So if you've been wondering why I've been neglecting my blog, well, I've been working on these (I call them 'Fashion bags') and they will form the main category on my new website. I have finished 4 bags so far. Anyone who sews will know that wrestling six layers of decorator weight fabric and industrial strength interlining underneath the presser foot is not an easy task.
Despite the cuts and bruises on my fingers and the hair loss I'm very pleased with the way they turned out!
Anyway, I hope you're enjoying your day off wherever you are and stay tuned for part two!