Today we are excited to share the next showcase post for our 2020 – 2021 team of Aurifil Artisans! October was all about bag making. 👛👜 We love the range of projects presented and as always are blown away by the creativity of our Artisans. ❤
*Click on each Artisan’s name below to read more about their project.*
Martha Woollard – “This bag is the result of a chat with a friend where she described her ideal knitting project bag. Added to it will be a grab bag which sits inside, held in place magnetically. There are plenty of clear pockets and places for safely stashing knitting needles and accessories.”
Erin Kroeker – “Let’s pretend that holiday parties aren’t going to be canceled due to covid this year…. because wouldn’t this be an adorable clutch to spruce up an outfit?! I made this quick and easy fold over clutch for the October Aurifil Artisan challenge! I matched Aurifil Thread to each of the colours on this thrifted fabric and created the rainbow stitching on the black!”
Jen Belnap – “I love the Sew-together bag by @sewdemented. What’s even better? A JUMBO sew-together bag! I think the New Dawn fabric line for Riley Blake is a perfect match!”
Sue de Vanny – “This is a cute little Beauty Case pattern from You Sew Girl fro a Beauty Case but I will use is as a sewing utensil bag. I used 50wt thread in both bobbin and top.”
Madeline Bonner – “I couldn’t resist this Modern Japanese Rice Pouch for this Months Challenge. I used three weights of thread and a variety of Liberty Tana Lawn and Windham Fabrics Artisan Cotton for the lining. The threads that I used are 50wt 4668, 2790, 12wt 4723, 4652, 3817, Aurifloss 4652, 4020.”
Kathy Ross – “Kathy decided to make two bags, because lets face it ones never enough!! She made a hedgerow inspired applique and embroidery bag using Noodleheads Trail Tote pattern and then she made a colour pop quilted tote using Incomplete stitches brand new Trap Beag pattern.”
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Heather Black – “The Aurifil Artisan challenge for October is sewing a bag. I chose the Norah bag by Sotak and used a dark grey Aurifil thread 40 wt contrasting thread for the assembly and top stitching. The 40 wt did a great job of showing up as a top stitch without over powering the print. I chose fabrics from my Sketchbook collection with Paintbrush Stufio Fabrics I used Cabochons in black for the bottom and handles, Stamped a circle in Ecru for the body and Stamped circle in Moss for the lining. I love that great lime color peeking out and even fussy cut a circle to make a key fob.”
Henrik Müller – “I made the sewtogether bag. I actually made many of them 🙂 “
Paula Steel – “My October project is a fun tote bag, to banish the lockdown blues. Using the Sew Quirky ‘Frankie the Frenchie’ pattern and some glorious 28wt Aurifil.”
Sherry Shish – “Waterlily Tote by Blue Calla with waxed canvas! I used 3 matching colors of Aurifil 40wt for this fun, versatile, and durable tote bag! 40wt thread was great match the durability for the waxed canvas.”
Allie McCathren – “I used 12wt Aurifil thread to make hand-stitched fabric in the sashiko style. Then I used that to make a large zippered pouch to hold my hand sewing supplies. I pierced the bag with 50wt Aurifil thread and sewed the final seam in the lining with 80wt Aurifil thread for close to invisible stitches.”
Isabelle Selak – “October’s Aurifil Artisan challenge was to make a bag. I think my bag might be a little closer to a pouch, but it holds stuff and I’m super excited about how it turned out, so I’m calling it a win. 😬”
We hope that our artisans have inspired you to do some bag making!
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Everyone made such nice bags! Now I want to make some.