The Art of Bag Making Feed

Today we are back with another guest post from Karen to share with you! This one is part 3, adding free motion machine embroidery! Over to you Karen: ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- For this project I am making the Snazzy Slouch. I haven't made it before but it has been on my To Do List for a while, and it has those great exterior pockets for decorating. I am using recycled denim for mine, so I skipped the fusible interfacing to keep it... Read more →


Today we have another guest post from Karen to share with you! This one is part two all about adding applique to your bag making projects! Over to you Karen: ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- As I said in an earlier post I love adding applique decorations to my creations, like this butterfly on Christine's 'Emma' bag, and just in case you have never tried it I will show you how I do mine. I use the same basic method for all my applique... Read more →


Today we have another guest post from Karen to share with you! This one is all about adding hand embroidery to your bag making projects! Over to you Karen: ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- I always think a little hand embroidery adds a lovely unique touch to a bag. It doesn't have to be anything complicated (unless you like it complicated!) but it can really give a bag a lift! Here I used tapestry wool and added the flowers freehand, inspired by the book... Read more →


Today I have another guest post from Karen to share with you! Over to you Karen: -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I love to do hand embroidery, and I have come to love free motion machine embroidery, but there is a limit to what I can use it for. Gone are the days of embroidered tablecloths, anti-macassars and handkerchiefs! I needed something more up-to-date and useful to decorate! I started by making aprons for my great nieces. I wasn’t very interested in making the... Read more →


Today we have another guest post from Karen to share with you! This one is all about Personalising a Gizmo Garage! Over to you Karen: ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- A new florist opened up in the next village and once we got talking I was soon making her a couple of cushions for the shop with her logo on. Not long afterwards she asked if I could make her a bag to carry her laptop and paperwork when she visited brides to discuss... Read more →


Today I have another guest post from Karen to share with you! This one is all about choosing patterns! Over to you Karen: -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Let’s talk about choosing patterns, and all the things you have to consider before making your choice. I have a considerable number of patterns in my collection, in every available format; books, paper patterns and pdf patterns. Of course, I haven’t actually made all of them, but I have made quite a few. BIG COMPANY OR... Read more →


Today I have a guest blog post to share with you, written by my friend Karen. Karen's been sharing pics of her wonderful work with me for a long time now so I am really loving the fact that she has offered to share some of her ideas and wisdom here with us today! In fact I am BLOWN away by the fact that she is also going to make her guest posts a regular feature too! WOOHOO! As many... Read more →