Some of you will know that my daughter graduated from University a while back as a Textile and Fashion Designer. She's finding it pretty hard to get her foot in the door of the design world so in the meantime she's enjoying sewing things for a craft fair and has even got a custom order for a single bed quilt. She's also teaching English as a foreign language in an institute and has a private student who is only 5 I think. His mum saw this zippy makeup bag and loved it. She asked my daughter to make a quilt for her son out of his old clothes.
Here's the pouch she made. Pretty good for her first effort I think. She didn't buy the fabrics especially for it, she just used what she had lying around to experiment.
All it is is strips of fabric cut out and woven together, ironed onto some interfacing and then a backing fabric used ready to top stitch the pouch in a decorative machine stitch. Simple and effective.
She's been talking about designing bags. Watch out Christine & Samantha, at the rate she's going we'll all be out of work LOLLLLLL
So there are no raw edges you could also fold them under before ironing and weaving.
This photo is the original one she sent me before doing the collage.
It's so nice to have someone in the family who shares my passion and it's great to be able to talk fabric and sewing with her too. I'm going to have to watch my back from now on.
~ Maria ~