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Last two bags of holiday blitz!

solosmocker | Posted in Photo Gallery on

Finished the final touches this morning. One is paisley velvet and faux leather and the other is totally different, lavender cashmere with embroidered felted appliques. I am finally done my holiday sewing, although it has been fun.



  1. scrubble4 | | #1

    Solosmocker;  The green paisley is my favorite of all your posted bags.  It is so elegant and room for everything in those nice little satin pockets.  Wow!  Thanks for showing.  Scrubble4

  2. sewtimely | | #2

    green paisley is my favorite too! beautifully done.

  3. sewingkmulkey | | #3

    Ditto on the green paisley as my favorite bag!

    Congratulations on becoming a grandma!  What a blessing especially this time of the year.  Be sure to send us pictures of them in the beautiful christening outfits you made.



  4. Josefly | | #4

    If we're voting on your bags, I think the strawberry embroidery with the colorful printed lining is my choice. But it would be a hard pick - I've been wowed by each one. Congratulations, now you can breathe!I finished 6 of 7 of my pajama pants, but leave tomorrow for Albuquerque. Number 7 is still in flat fabric stage; I'll just do as another poster suggested - give the fabric and a promise.Merry Christmas.

    1. solosmocker | | #5

      Sounds good to me! I got my two mail away bags sent out today. The rest I will deliver myself. I bet you are glad those jammie pants are done too. Have a great holiday!solo

      1. WandaJ | | #6

        I would love to see the expressions of the bag recipients when they open their package. Especially, the recipient of the green paisley and the first one you posted in another thread (brown tweed looking / faux leather). They are fortunate that you care so much about them. The bags are gorgeous.

      2. Josefly | | #7

        Heavens yes, I'm glad I got as much done as I did...first time sewing on Tencel, my favorite fiber to wear, but a rayon, and difficult to handle. My shoulders still hurt from tension! :>)Headed out of town this pm, so no sewing for awhile. Sigh.

        Edited 12/19/2007 2:01 pm ET by Josefly

  5. stitcher | | #8

    Beautiful craftsman--I mean craftswomanship. Your work is outstanding!

    1. solosmocker | | #9

      Thanks for the lovely feedback. It is always appreciated from my fellow sewing comrades. We are back home briefly and will head out Christmas Eve for Massachusetts. I wish you all the best of holidays, whatever you celebrate, and may it be joyful. solo

  6. MaryinColorado | | #10

    awesome!  Mary

  7. dressed2atee | | #11

    Very, very nice!  Are the inside pockets removable?

  8. drdeez | | #12

    Loved your bags. You've done an outstanding job. Congratulations

  9. fabricholic | | #13

    I love that strawberry bag. It looks like it would have been fun to embroider. They are all beautiful, but the strawberry is my favorite.Marcy

  10. rodezzy | | #14

    You are an awesome sewer.  Your bags are beautiful. 

    I've made my freeform black crochet bag, but the lining isn't coming out right.  So, I didn't finish it.  I've never made a lining for a bag and yours is so neat and fits so perfectly, any pointers for me? 


    1. solosmocker | | #15

      It basically needs to be an identical version of the bag. Often they are sliced across about a 1/4 of the way down and a facing of the outer fabric is attached to the lining, a nice touch. For a crocheted bag with any kind of stretch I would be tempted to use a swimsuit fabric or swimsuit lining. I would lay the crocheted bag flat, preferably before putting any front and back together, and use that to cut the pattern. Pockets are pretty much a custom thing that are easily made from a folded rectangle of lining fabric. I like to have a pen pocket, a darted one for a cell phone, and a flat one for whatever. You can kind of see this on some of my lining pictures. When you sew your lining together, leave a few inches unsewn and open to turn the bag later. Once your lining is sewn with the pockets attached you place the bag, right side out, inside the lining, whose right side is in. So right sides are together. Stitch around the top, turn, and you are good to go.Just ask if you have any questions. Glad to help. solo

      1. rodezzy | | #16

        Thanks, as soon as I get this crocheting out of my system, I should line my crocheted and knitted bags.  I hope I can live up to your standards.

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