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Saturday, June 29, 2019

Selvedge Bag – Finished!

I’m so pleased my selvedge bag is finished – now I can cross it off my list.  I had the top bands to complete, and the lining to sew in to the bag body.  It always seems strange to stitch the lining and the body of the bag together around the top edge, then turn it right sides out through an unstitched portion of the lining.  But this method works, just like magic, it seems.  With a good press, some top stitching, and a little hand sewing to complete that partial seam in the lining, the bag was finally done.

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Selvedge bag is now finished

The design, “Spring Fiesta” was from the magazine Simply Patchwork and Stitching, Vol 10 No 3, and was shown in the magazine made from bright floral squares.  I stitched a nice little collection of small selvedge squares to make my bag with.  Then tucked them away with the magazine and forgot about them for a while.

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10 comments:

Sheryl said...

Hi Jenny wow this bag is gorgeous I love the way you have used the selvage edges for this bag,beautiful work my friend,well done xx

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

your bag turned out wonderful - doesn't it feel good to cross another off your list!

Michelle Ridgway said...

Love love love it!

Tired Teacher said...

Oooh, the bag is quite lovely. You'll receive compliments every time you use it.

Genevieve Gerrard said...

This bag is great! Well done.

Sue said...

Fantastic selvedge bag Jenny! A perfect accompaniment to take your fabulous projects in when you are out and about. I have a collection of selvedges, many are so short, however, now after seeing your treatment of them I am inspired to see them in a new light. Thank you.

Judith nb Serena said...

Well done on your finished project. Your bag looks wonderful. Hard to believe it's made from what most people would consider as scrap. I never thought to do anything with them so would have just put them in the bin.
Judith nb Serena

Jenny said...

Thank you all for your kind comments. Do you all know about http://selvageblog.blogspot.com/
Full of all sorts of ideas to use your selvedges.

Raewyn said...

I love your use of the selvedges for the bag Jenny - another idea to stow away in my mind for a rainy day!!

Janice said...

The original looks so different from the original pattern. It was a great idea of yours to adapt the pattern to use your little selvedge collection. The bag has turned out beautifully and will be ideal for taking to stitching days.