Friday 13 November 2015

Sewmiriam Tote Bags and Whopper Shoppers

Today was busy indeed with a Sewmiriam Workshop teaching my Whopper Shopper and Tote Bag at Cottage Quiltworks. With a star cast of attendees, much progress was made on everyone's bags. These bags are larger than the Handy Ziptop, and therefore aren't finished in a day.

Here are some of the gorgeous panels made today

Trish created this truly beautiful bag front panel. Her colourway is soft with a few strong accents to really make this whimsical central print shine.

Marg used a  wonderful fabric for her focus print, cleverly combining it with a winning Alexander Henry striped/ polka dot print. A match made in heaven Marg!

Jill took this vibrant Cotton and Steel fabric for her central panel and added bold  prints for accent.
I love this fresh modern look.

Sandy chose a French theme and created this wonderful front panel for her Whopper Shopper. I love those polka dots! 

Helen is making a beautiful bag featuring this  fun pineapple print, brought to life with a modern gray
spotty print and pink panels.

One of the highlights of today, was that everyone made a zippered, fully lined pocket. This pocket makes a truly professional finish to any bag. Every time I make this pocket I feel very clever! 

Trish made a perfect pocket first time around!


Sandy did too..


I always think that if you make a fabulous pocket like this you should put a surprise fabric inside, like Trish  did. How cool is this pocket!!

Thank you ladies for an awesome day. I all hope you enjoyed it as much as I did. Your bags are going to look amazing, and all will have perfect pockets too!

Happy sewing, love Miriamx 


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