Sunday, April 27, 2008

BTRSswap - Pleated Beauty

I finished my bag for the BTRSswap a couple of weeks ago and haven't had a chance to take a picture. Here it is! I'm really happy with the colour combination. I even remembered to leave a gap in the lining to turn the bag inside out!
I used magnetic snaps for the first time. I'm not sure if they are too strong though. They take a little bit of effort to get them apart. Next time I might use some smaller snaps.


dressmaker in training said...

The fabrics you chose are beautiful, and the finished bag looks lovely. I like the extra touches like the label and ric rac. Also, your stitches look great. What machine do you use?

Silly Kitty :) said...

Thanks! I've never used ric rac before and can't believe how easy it is to sew on.
I have a Janome Memory Craft. It is about 6 years old now I think. It does do nice, even stitches but I tend to have a few tension problems. I've just tightened the bobbin case and this seems to have fixed most of my issues.
Have a great night!

Jenaveve said...

Hey, love the finished article. The fabric's gorgeous, very soothing base blues and the pleats look great. Love the label on it! I reckon the recipient would be very happy to receive this.

Christa said...

I got the bag on Tuesday. It is incredibly beautiful. I've never seen fabric like it. Thank you so much.