Sunday, 19 August 2012
Call me the bag lady
Hello Dear Reader,
I was the highest bidder on an ebay auction for a sewing machine which is new and has never been used and is still under warranty. If I'd bought it from a retailer, it would have cost £1100/£1200 depending on who I bought it from. It's an Elna Quilting Queen (I've bought it for £600 including delivery with all the extras that come with it, the original receipt and guarantee) after a lot of research I found something I could afford and did the lot. That's enough advertising!
I've got an old basic machine and this is what I made with it today. I started yesterday on my quilting machine and I was picking out the floral pattern. I've just quilted it the best I could today.
I lined it with the red paisley corduroy which I bought a few weeks ago from a jumble sale, the trim is part of a wrap around skirt, which I previously made a scarf from. The blue floral material is an old curtain, kindly given to me by a colleague who knows I use old fabric for my hobbies. I shall take it to work to show him to thank him for is 'donation'. I had some spare batting for the quilting and on the back of that to give substance to the bag is the remnants of a tatty old pillow case, which is hidden by the red lining.
I'm going to make more for gifts for friends and family and to use up lots of fabric that isn't really suitable for and so far, each bag I've made has cost less than £1 to make. I hope who ever receives these bags enjoys then and I'm starting to want one myself!
So readers, thoughts on my purchase? Have I chosen wisely? Did I get a bargain?
Love Froogs xxxx