This week I finished up a couple bag projects: a new class sample/actual functional purse for me to use and a project tote for going to quilting classes. I offset that stash progress with the purchase of some background fabric, however; oh well!
For my purse, it was time to make a new purse after the wear on my old one got a bit unbearable. You can see details on this post from The Stitch, but in general we’ve learned that purses made out of quilting cotton that are used daily last about 20-24 months before extensive wear sets in. The class I taught at Red Hen Fabrics on Saturday for the Candice Bag pattern was small, but mighty. I’m pleased to say that all the students finished their purses, which is honestly a first! The one I made to carry myself is the Tula Pink Acacia fabric with raccoons in the back left.
I also finished my Amethyst Bag, which is a Sew Sweetness pattern. I’d been eyeing it since Sara released it, mostly because I specifically wanted something I could hooked onto the handle of my sewing machine tote. That addition and some adjustments to the elastic tool spacing are the only changes I made; the rest of the pattern went together easily enough, although there is the usually amount of tugging when it comes to birthing the bag right-side out!
- Used this week: 5.5 yards
- 3.5 yd for the Candice Bag
- 2 yd for the Amethyst Bag
- Used Year to Date: 77.5 yards
- Added this week: 10 yard
- 10 yd of light gray solid for stash
- Net Used YTD: 10.25 yards
- YTD Used for Charity: 16 yards (21% of total used)
You can see more stash reports at Patchwork Times!