Bag-Making Basics: Drawstring Bag & Bucket Bag »
Type of item: Functional
Style: Classic, Cute, Traditional, Romantic
Gingham, cotton prints, fusible fleece, silky polyester print, buttons
What was your inspiration?
The tote and zipper pouch class was so fun and easy, I had to try Kristin Link's other class. I made the bucket bag first. I originally had the idea of making a series of these with the variety of "food" prints I have. I thought it would make a cute collection. However, I'm a little put off with how much blood was shed (literally) during the making of that bucket bag. Lol. I stabbed myself so many times. Bad memories. Sure did come out cute though! Maybe, I'll go back and make the others at a much later date to complete that original "vision." Lol.
The drawstring pouch was more fun and less painful. ;) I got the chance to try out my yo-yo maker that I bought at a quilt show in Oct. Well one of them anyway. ;) I think I'll end up using decorative cord for the strings in the future though.
What are you most proud of?
That I finished the bucket bag. I'm not the most experienced sewer, so I found this one to be the more difficult of the four bags. I got so mad so often; I wanted to chuck that thing across the room. Lol. It was difficult to manage more than anything.
That drawstring pouch came out so awesome! I can't bring myself to use this as a gift. I'm keeping this one for myself!
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Patience is a virtue. Lol. It's good to be stubborn sometimes.