Saturday, November 23, 2013

In the bag

So here's my version of the Tyvek envelope bag.  A lot of fun, especially making the square bottom corners.  I learned quite a bit from making this.  Tyvek, as I expected, is tough to stitch by hand, but I managed it, using a number 5 white Perle cotton. 

I used ribbon from stash for the handles, just plunging it through and knotting inside.  This avoided more stitching, which the original design used to turn down the hem inside.  The handles hold it fine.

and I can continue painting it as the spirit moves me, if I think it needs more. This might be a good bag for roving and spindles, to encourage myself to get back into spinning.  Lightweight stuff, that is.


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