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!!