Jo’s bag

A couple of weeks ago I had a fun project. A friend from London came visiting, and on Monday we went to Klässbols linen weavery. Great fun, and the looms were running. Those things have an amazing rhythm! I was walking around totally absorbed by the sound, hearing all kinds of music. In the shop we found a lovely 2nd grade table runner. I have no idea what was wrong with it, maybe the width was wrong or something. Very graphic and great start for a bag. As it was a 2nd, it was pretty cheap.

During the week, in between shopping and chats and walks and meals and concerts I constructed a bag. That is, thought it out, and made all the parts.

Sunday morning this is what I had.

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Here it’s coming together. I made a key ring to attach to the key fob.

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My Bernina is amazing! She chugged through all these layers without complaining.

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No pics from the final construction, but here is the final result on the recipient’s shoulder. With leather straps hand sewn in place. I’m quite happy with the result, I might just have to make more…

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In the two weeks that have passed since the bag was finished it has got a lot of wear, and I’m happy to say that the recipient is rather pleased with it. All the pockets and the amount of structure incorporated makes a very useful and easily organised bag. Woot! I’m chuffed to bits.

I need a new trip to Klässbols, I think.

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About thenaughtybun

Mother of two, diagnosed with MS in '94, and have been on a mission ever since. Constantly searching for the best health possible, and trying out all kinds of stuff to be able to live a good life, MS or not. My goal is to leave the MS behind, but that has yet to come (haven't given up hope, though!).
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12 Responses to Jo’s bag

  1. nyxynook says:

    That’s fabulous!

  2. Jo Metivier says:

    Beautiful pics for a beautiful bag.

  3. felicia says:

    Wow. I’m impressed. What a great bag!

    • Thank you! I’m being told it’s great to use, the shoulder straps stay put, so I guess not having enough leather for wider ones was a strike of luck. 😀 And I learned something…

  4. Julia says:

    This looks really nice! Your so good at making bags!

    • Thank you! I do love it, but I am a bit ad hoc in my approach. Working to improve that! Which would make me more efficient, and that can only be a good thing imo.

  5. Oh, I love it ! The colors, the size, the construction – so beautifully done!

  6. suth2 says:

    A beautiful bag. You are so clever to make such an intricate bag.

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