Thursday, June 27, 2013

Bag Making Workshop - the finished bags


The girls who attended the Patchwork and Quilting Workshop, liked the bags I make, and wanted also to learn how to sew a bag. So we decided to continue the lessons.

Now, I thought to start with an easy pattern, just square, a tote bag, but when we started it turned out that they all had their own ideas about the pattern they wanted to make!




Barbara, here on the left wanted a backpack, Pitsa, on the other hand, decided on a bag to take with her on her travels. I'll show Barbara's bag later, because she didn't finish it yet. But here comes the one Pitsa made.


Giota wanted to make a round jean bag. She did most of the sewing at home, because I always have problems with my sewing machines when sewing jeans. Needles break continuously and last time the whole machine got stuck and I had to take it for repairs. But Giota did a good job and here is the result.


The last lesson, she only came to show her lovely bag and, to keep us company and watch the others still working! Very relaxed....job done!


Anneli made a backpack, shown by her lovely daughter.



During the lessons, my living room undergoes a transformation!! The coffee tables go and the garden table and chairs come inside. Above Barbara and Pitsa work on the garden table and below is my "dining table".


Maria also made a backpack, (shown here by Potoula). Maria just became a grandmother and loves to have her hands free when taking the baby out for a walk. 


Lia made this pink backpack for her youngest daughter. She proudly shows her mum's project.





And the last two bags are made by Potoula and Katerina. They decided on the same fabric. Potoula's bag has a bottom pocket over the whole width of the bag. Katerina sewed a solid brown outside pocket, but took it off because in the end she didn't like it. This is Potoula's bag.


Katerina with her bag. 



I must say that it was a lovely experience! We had fun and the girls made beautiful bags. I close with the one for Dimitra. She started but couldn't continue because she moved back to Thessaloniki, her home town.   So I finished it for her. Every time she goes to the beach, she will remember her sewing experience!!



19 comments:

  1. All the bags are beautiful. I'm sure the bags owners are very happy!

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  2. Wat een prachtige tassen zijn dat geworden, het plezier spat er gewoon van af!

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  3. wat een leuke serie tassen, ik heb ook een tassen tik, vind het zo leuk om ze te maken

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  4. Je hebt echt eer van de cursus tassen maken, allemaal verschillend en allemaal even mooi!

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  5. Wat een creatieve dames heb je op les. Wat een mooie tassen hebben ze gemaakt. Een flink compliment!!
    Je hebt eer van je les geven Ada!

    Lieve groet,
    Gerry

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  6. Wat een geweldige tassen hebben je cursisten gemaakt onder jouw deskundige begeleiding. Complimenten.
    Fijn weekend. Groet, Willemien.

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  7. All the bags are really lovely!!!!
    What a good teacher you must be, my dear Ada!!!!
    Hugs!!!!

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  8. Those are all such gorgeous bags! How nice to all be able to work together to make sew many beautiful projects!

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  9. The experience was great for me too, Ada, Thnx for the comment!

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  10. What a great group of beautiful bags!!

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  11. Ada what beautiful bags the ladies made ,they are just wonderful ,the colors and the jean bag came out great take care . theodora

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  12. ΤΙ ΩΡΑΙΕΣ ΟΙ ΤΣΑΝΤΟΥΛΕΣ ΑΠΟ ΤΙΣ ΜΙΚΡΕΣ ΦΙΛΕΣ ΣΟΥ!!!!!
    ΑΛΛΑ ΚΑΙ Η ΤΖΗΝ ΜΟΥ ΑΡΕΣΕ ΠΟΛΥ!!!!!
    ΦΙΛΑΚΙΑ!!!

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  13. Πανέμορφες οι τσάντες Άντα μου δεν μπορώ να ξεχωρίσω κάποια μου αρέσουν πολύ όλες!!!!Φιλάκια!!!

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  14. Gave tassen en zo leuk al die verschillende modellen, ik maak ze ook graag maar heb er gewoon te weinig tijd voor! Geniet van je steekjes, groetjes
    Lida

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