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Created by: Kwena Designing

Man Bag or Sally Bag out of coffee sack.

What are you most proud of? The Bag turned out very nice and I think it looks beautiful.

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Kwena Designing made Man Bag or Sally Bag out of coffee sack. with:

  • Re purposed coffee sack for the outer bag and SchweSchwe for the lining
  • Webbing for the strap
  • Webbing and D-rings for the closure.

Project Description

What are you most proud of? The Bag turned out very nice and I think it looks beautiful.

Q&A with Kwena Designing

EllbeeCreations asked:
Absolutely it looks beautiful! It took a long time for me to complete the one I made and I'd love to try and make one similar to this without the trim that I added to mine. Great Job...very nice bag. :)
Kwena Designing answered:
Thanks. After a few months I discovered that the fibers are braking where I turned the bag and the flap inside out. When you carry the bag everyday the jute also tend to come loose - so I sew a lot more stiches along the edges. After a long thinkng and Internet session I decided to sew bias binding round the edges of the flap and top of the bag. I carry my jute bag everyday and because of that I learn a lot about the material.You can see the bags with the bias binding on my blog..
EllbeeCreations asked:
I was also thinking Suzaan to maybe iron on some interfacing to the backside of the burlap to help make it stronger because the coffee sacks that I picked up are weaved with even larger holes...what do you think?
Kwena Designing answered:
The bias binding took some time to practise, but is getting better. The problem with interfacing is that it tends to come loose after a time and make some "fluff" that will come through the jute. I work the jute material onto a backing material with a lot of rows of stches and I also zigzag round the edges.Some people want to carry the bag everyday, so I want to combine the jute with denim. I will post some photos when I'm finished.This was a learning curve -I am used to my sewing sewing last for years so to sew something that shows some wear ane tear after a few months was traumatic for me because some people in the town I stay bought bags.My cofidence will grow again while I learn more - I like challenge and I took this one on. If we can help one another that will be great. Have a great day.

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