Saturday 30 November 2019


This year Aurifil Threads have set a series of challenges for their Artisans and as an Artisan we have the choice of which challenges we sign up for. The November challenge was a bag making!  Something a little outside of my comfort zone and the exact reason I choose to be a part of this one.

Aurifil partnered with Sallie Tomato to choose our pattern from and Therm-o-web would be supplying the interfacings. I teamed my pattern selection, 'Molly' with bag hardware in a gunmetal finish, gold fleck cork and two prints from Anna Maria's Conservatory Chapter Three "Wild" and all my topstitching was done using Aurifil 28wt in #2326 on my Brother Innovis VQ3000 sewing machine.

When it came to assembling the final bag some spots became quite thick with all the layers and my sewing machine took it all in her stride and I love the look of the Aurifil 28wt thread for the top stitching.

The gold fleck in the cork is subtle but when the light hits it, it give it just the right amount of bling!

I absolutely love how this bag has turned out and yes, before you ask, I did fussy cut the front and back panels.

On the inside I have added an extra swivel hook for my car keys and a "handmade" tag to the front to finish it all off. 

Not bad for a Saturday sewing session even if I do say so myself!  I am looking forward to adding this bag to my rotation of handmade bags.

Thank you Aurifil for the challenge, I have enjoyed my day sewing something a little different to what I would normally sew and I am looking forward to the next challenge.

Happy stitching,
Sharon x

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