Wednesday, 16 December 2009

I finally figured it out!

Saturday was the HWSG Christmas party and I'm always happy to catch up with all the wonderful people at the guild. So many people interested in all things textiles is just inspiring.

Our inspiration for the day, among lots of others, was a bag that was made, and I quote "from fabric 1/3 the width of its length" and "you just fold and sew here and just fold and sew here".

It was one of those simple Japanese style bags that I love. You tie the ends and it's a very versatile bag.

Well, over coffee later, could we figure it out? It has taken me days, but I've finally got it. Yeah!

1. First the paper. the width, 1/3 the length.

2. Fold the end squares across the diagonal, just so.

3. Just fold diagonally across the middle. This will show you where you need to sew to create a pocket.

This is the bag I made from a length of machine knit fabric. You can see that it fits all sorts of shapes. You do need to make it up first in something firm, but it works rather well like this. I've made another in slightly heavier fabric.

Just a bit of fun when I have tax to sort out......quickly!


Textile Tragic said...

Beautiful--I too noted that rectangle for future reference. I have some japanese style quilting fabrics that are about to become bags.

usman123 said...

Nice work

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Spinayarn99 said...

Thanks for sharing ...... first person I thought of was Delores !!