Remember THE bag??
The one at the Fabbadashery that i accidentally stumbled upon.
Well, last week i attended a sewing class with Raggedy Annie, the creator of the said bag and learnt how to make my own! (it was last week when I starting writing the blog post, it’s not now!)
It was a full day class, from 10am till 4pm and was the best Saturday I’ve had in ages. It was a scorcher of a day, but the Fabbadashery’s work room has big doors which open right up, so it was cool and airy all day.
Annie showed us examples of the squares which make up the bag, and different ways to embellish them.
I say ‘squares’ very loosely as there’s not measuring or perfect corners. If you’re a bit OCD about having everything neatly lining up you may wish to beg your Doctor for some valium before attending this class!
And how to stitch them together
And all the different things that can be made from the squares – not just bags.
The table was rather neat at the start of the class as Annie showed us the basics of making the bags
The idea is that nothing matches, which was a bit of a challenge, but we all soon got into the swing of things
Not sure if my spotty back piece clashed quite enough, but it was a start!
Annie had a fab assortment of embroidery thread that she’d bought in a big bag from The Range. I think she said they were about £17, I neeeeed to go!
the table was starting to get a little bit messier
Once we’d all completed a few squares Annie showed us how to sew them together, and how to embellish them.
This is when things got really messy!
The day went so fast. I managed to make 5 ‘squares’, and turned 2 of them into a needle case, which is now at the other side of the pond keeping Del’s needles nice and safe.
Before I left i just couldn’t help fest my eyes over all the lovely fabrics in the Fabbadashery. Unfortunately I couldn’t stay long, but I’ll be back soon as I was lucky enough to receive a gift voucher from a special friend – THANKYOU…..you know who you are!
Before I posted of my needle case, I did a little more embellishment when I got home
If you’re in and around West Yorkshire and want to attend classes at the Fabbadashery here’s the link for the workshops – there’s all sorts of different ones:
You can also have a look at Annie’s website to see all the other clever stuff she can do! She can even do custom classes for you and your crafty buddies!
(Just to let you know, I paid for my own class & all opinions are my own)