Saturday, 6 August 2011

Finished!


One completed toiletry bag!

The pattern is my second project from Nicole Mallalieu's book "You Sew, Girl!".  I opted to put the binding on the inside given my track record with binding bulky seams - and it was definitely the right decision.  The only bit that I had any problems with was - predictably - the binding. 

I'm rapidly re-thinking the idea of trying my hand at quilting as that would also entail binding the bulky edging and this appears not to be my forté!  But ... I had the same problems with crochet originally and I seem to have got over those after a lesson.  Maybe all I need is to find someone who can bind quilts to help me ... 

17 comments:

  1. Oh wow - that is such a gorgeous little toiletry bag!! Love the shape and the print you've used.

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  2. Lovely. Having binded er, bound, mmm, a couple of quilts I think it is probably easier or rather less fiddly than a bag. :D

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  3. It's gorgeous! I love it! Lovely fabric and neat and tidy work. Not like my sewing projects!

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  4. Love it! I love the shape and the fabric you chose! It's perfect! Great job!
    Angela

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  5. Looks great!

    BTW - Keep practising that binding - and use the AWL - it's the only way to improve. (To be able to bind is not a gentic predisposition... it's just practise!). One day, you'll have the confidence to bind ON THE OUTSIDE!!!!

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  6. Oooh, I haven't done this project yet, maybe it should be next. Yours looks fantastic, and I will follow your lead with the binding!

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  7. Wow gorgeous! That one is defintiely on my 'to make' list.

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  8. That's turned out really well Fiona. Cute little toiletry bag makes me ashamed of my ancient wash bag that goes on all my holidays with me. Glad you had a good UK trip with pleny of 'essential' shopping.
    Fiona x

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  9. what a lovely toiletry bag! Such a neat finish too. Love the colour and the print on the fabric .

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  10. Oh wow, the bag turned out really nice!

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  11. Hi Fiona! I just love this! You have made is so well and the fabric is beautiful! For the moment I fancy orange!
    xxx Teje

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  12. Hi Fiona,I know what you mean about fabrics. I very often go to Karshtad to drool over the lovely prints there and usually leave empty handed as I think they are quite expensive. I recently discovered the Dutch Fabric Market. It happens once or twice a year, next date for Frankfurt is 25th of Sept but you can find more information here http://www.stoffmarktholland.de/stoffmarkt/. I went to the last one a few weeks ago and the fabrics were reasonably priced. Predominantly there were polka dots and ginghams but I definitely think it is worth a look.
    Apart of that, there is a little shop off the Zeil ( in the steet where Lidl is) in Frankfurt but they never have anything really special. They do however have a warehouse somewhere outside Frankfurt, we went once but I don’t seem to have the address. I will post it as soon as I find it. A website I know is Volksfaden, however as with all web shops one can't touch the fabric before purchase. http://www.volksfaden.de/
    Best regards,Irina

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  13. Gorgeous bag! I really love the fabric.

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  14. I am just getting caught up and it appears I have several posts to check out on your blog! LOVE that toiletry bag.

    Cindy Bee

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  15. That is such a great shaped toiletry bag, Fiona!!! If you did't mention it, I wouldn't know the pattern called for binding on the outside.

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  16. Oops, I pasted the wrong address. I've featured your toiletry bag at this address...
    http://threadingmyway.blogspot.com/2012/03/threading-your-way-features_10.html

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