I started by choosing lots of vintage textiles and I know they are not all white but that is the beauty of Louise's workshops there are no hard and fast rules you can really do what you please. I then pieced them in a crazy patch style onto a piece of sturdy calico. I did follow the instructions - a bit - I am more of a look see person who just has a look and then make it my own way but I must say the instructions were well written. I was extremely proud of my zip. I haven't put a zip in anything for years and years and years. I pinned and then tacked and then used the zipper foot and yipee it worked and was relatively neat. Result. I then went on to sew on ribbons for pockets for pens, scissors, bits and bobs. I did make some mistakes along the way and I didn't finish completely yesterday as it needed a bound edge. I decided to do this at home so I could make something else. Thats the other fabby thing about Louise's workshops there is no limit to what you make. So if you are speedy you could end up with a few items - the first time I went it was to a jewellery workshop and I made 3 boroches, 2 bracelets, 2 pairs of ear rings, a bag dangly and flower corsage. I will post another day my other piece. I am really really pleased with the finished item and it is for me,me,me. Lots of things I make I give to people as gifts because that's what I enjoy doing making and giving but not this time thank you this one is all mine.
|Crazy patch outer cover WIP|
|Inside pocket with a ZIP|