Friday, May 10, 2013

Back to work

As I had a lot of work in the garden (spring cleaning), I neglected my sewing projects a bit. The garden is more or less under control at the moment, so time to start sewing again.

A friend wanted a backpack for her daughter and  loved the jeans fabric with the little embroidered flowers and dots.
I choose some more fabrics to go with it, and this is the result.

The jeans material wasn't that heavy, but still jean is difficult to sew on a normal machine. The bottom of the back and the straps I made from a solid, heavier jeans fabric. No problem with the bottom, but I broke two needles, trying to sew the straps on. And then..... my sewing machine thought this was too much of a strain for it, and refused to do anything at all.

This morning I brought the machine to the Singer dealer and they will repair it. I can get it back next Tuesday. So, I got my old machine out and tried if this one would work. This one has a problem with the pedal, but, lucky me, it worked and so I could sew the new straps on. I just bought this tape for straps, which worked out fine.

Ready to start a new project. For two days it is raining over here: no urge to go out in the garden. Good weather to focus on my patchwork.


  1. Very nice bag with the little embroidered flowers.Kisses from sunsine Greece!

  2. Like the colors sooo much!!!
    Sorry about your machine...

  3. Het is een prachtige rugtas geworden, Ada!
    Ja, de naaimachine heeft meestal wat moeite met jeansstof. Het is zo stug. Volgens mij heb je er speciale naalden voor.
    Veel plezier met het patchwork!

    Lieve groet

  4. Zal je net beleven dat de naaimachine vast loopt, als je met iets bezig bent voor iemand anders. Deze rugzak in jeansstof is wel bijzonder mooi geworden, ik hou van de blauwe kleuren.
    Fijn weekend, Janneke

  5. Wat een mooie tas, de stoffen zijn ook zo mooi.

  6. A patchwork backpack--beautiful and so kind.

  7. What a beautiful backpack!!!
    You are right about the jeans,I have also broken a needle with them! I hope you have by now recovered your Singer!!!!
    Looking forward to seeing your new creations!!!

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