Monday, January 4, 2016

My BOMC Backgammon Bag

Well, here is my first BOMC bag. It taught me a lot about my machine.. I used a foot I had never used before for going over thick fabric. We made it without cursing. that's a big plus for me. I love the bag. Just today, someone asked me, why I used orange in my bag. The reason it's there is: 1. because I like it. 2. because it has accent. 3. its not same, same, same. 4. the color is in the fabric just doesn't show up on the photo, there is a hint of peaches in there and it gives it accent. 5. I can't stand boring neat stuff. 6. It gives you eye something to look at. 7. It was fun. So here she is.. #backgammonbag #betzwhite #BOMC
showing the back of the bag so you can see I mirrored the peach color. I took the pictures out doors and as you can see the sun looks a lot brighter on the back from the porch. then it was overcast on the one on the fence. and 20 degrees out there. See the snow?

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Learning to Make Bags

I find I am most engaged when I'm learning. I get very quiet,and concentrate and my brain is trying to figure it out.. I"m glad I don't have any premeditated thoughts, if that's the word. I feel like and I am, a new slate writing pages on my life. I just finished making an awesome bag by Betz White and it was just really really good. I was taken to a deeper thought as I was trying to understand the new zipper placement I had never done, new lock, I have never done, an adjustable strap and a perfect bag. I have made 3 other bags but they were nothing to woop about, well, maybe they were but for some reason, this bag is dear to me. I like it. I think the others were okay. This I have no complaints about. The others, were too small an opening, Wrong choice of fabric that you could only use with a certain outfit, It was just all wrong. Have to find some one to give them to as they are hand made. The backpack I made recently is nice but not quite right. I learned a lot about piecing in that one. Has no zipper for your change and it doesn't really close well. Sure it's pretty but, I know I will be in my new one as soon as I take pictures. Then again, maybe I'll leave it hanging on the hook so I can admire it.. I love it. I love the pattern, and how it all worked out well. I learned how to go very very slow and I mean slow like, one stitch at a time when you have to sew over about 6 - layers of fabric. I didn't break a needle. :) I also serged some seams so they finished well. If you're interested in making handbags, I suggest taking a craftsy class or joining The Bag Of the Month Club. You can read all about it here at BOMC I really do love it and will aspire to learn on each bag.. There are a lot of talented people in this group and I'm learning to not fear their skills as I improve on my own.. I can.. make a Bag.. :)