The new Marie Claire was in the mail box! Can you see my big smile? ;-)))
I am never disappointed with this magazine, on the contrary, I am always amazed with so many lovely and fresh ideas, just wonderful!
There are some pretty bags this time, like this one here:
Recycle your old jeans and have an original bag!
And in case you have more than only one old jeans, just go ahead, there are more ideas!
Have you already made a Jeans Quilt?
What about this table cloth? I’m very found of it!
Embroidery with bright colors:
Don’t forget about Mother’s Day!
Blue, isn’t it a wonderful color?
And, finally, here is my favorite bag. I fell in love with it at the moment I saw it on the cover!
I did not wait long!
I started cutting the hexagons.
I have never sewn them with the machine, but, there is always the first time for everything, right? Take heart, Suzie!
This is the tutorial that helped me, thanks to Rachel of Lady Harvatine
Five rolls of 9 hexagons each.
After I finished sewing the hexagons, I cut about 4 cm at the top and at the bottom. Then I ironed the batting, but not completely, I left about 20 cm (8” ) at each side so that I still could sew the hexagons on the side. The “tube” was sewn and then I could finish ironing the rest of the batting – that was quite tricky, I tell you! And it was another “adventure” to sew the straps! But it is done :-)))
Can you see where I “mended” the batting? And the bottom is sewn!
So far so good!
The next step is to sew a zipper.
Time to breathe deeply!
I’ll show you how it turned out on my next post!
Have a lovely week!
And happy makings!