Thursday, 16 April 2015

Messenger Bag

Le Challenge - Tradition
@the_littlest_thistle has just launched a new pattern for this messenger bag. It's a great size for me ❤️ I enjoyed pattern testing this one #TheLittlestThistleSewingPatterns
Sewing has been a tradition in my family for many years. My maternal grandmother was a tayloress and my mum is very good with a sewing machine too. They both had quite modern Singer machines for the time. My Grandma's machine had discs that slotted into the top to give a variety of different stitches. I still have it hidden away in a cupboard. That is unfortunately a tradition I've inherited is to keep everything, hoard it away ..... For just incase!!!!My mum made lots of my clothes and she would make soft toys to sell in my Aunts grocery shop, I especially remember the rabbits at Easter.

Rag doll that my Maternal Grandmother made me about 40 years ago. I love her cheater print dress #lechallenge - Tradition
My Grandma made this doll for me about 40 years ago and my mum has just made me the rabbit that was in a recent edition of Love Patchwork and Quilting.

My dad was a telecom engineer and my Granddad worked in Layland Motors making trucks. My mum also worked in a bank, Both were good at maths and very logical.

It's a good job there's 31 days in March! Bee blocks and bag to finish 😳 #TheLittlestThistleSewingPatterns
I have inherited from all a love of maths and sewing! So I've combined the two when I was pattern testing this bag for Katy. I love the maths print fabric which was from my LQS and thought it was ideal to make a messenger bag from, with a little Melody Miller to add some sparkle.

Finished off an internal pocket using the tutorial on @the_littlest_thistle Blog. I used Pritt Stick to hold the zip in place 💗
The pattern was very easy to follow. I added an internal zip using Katy's tutorial and a longer strap as I'm tall and like to wear it across my body. If you pop over to The Littles Thistle Blog you can see a whole variety of bags that the other testers made and there is a link to Katy's Pattern shop too.
Also have a look over at Le Challenge to see what others have been inspired to make from the word "Tradition". Next month's word is "wood" .... Small childish chuckle, join in and you have a chance of winning $25 .... I'm keeping my fingers crossed x