Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Seamstress in the family

The YFG seems to be really inspired by her Textiles GCSE work, and has produced this gorgeous bag over several hours in the last two evenings.  I have been very impressed with her knowledge and understanding of the techniques, even if her finishing needs a bit of polishing.  She used some fabric from Dunelm Mill, and the pattern was from a CathKidston book.  Not bad, I thought:


It is not a basic bag, either, in that there is a front pocket on this side, fastened with a button, and there is a further pocket on the inside, and the whole thing is completely lined with the same fabric.  I think she may have a hobby developing here. I'm going to send her over to have a look at Ilona's bags too.

6 comments:

veeknits19 said...

What a lovely bag, how talented she is! How nice to see her enthused with her course and working on her skills at home. This is a skill which will stand her in good stead in life, refreshing to see the needlecraft flourishing from school work where I know that in the Food Tech element of Design Technology the planning, designing and deconstructing have eclipsed the making skills and knowledge of food nutrients. Don't let me start on political interference in education!
Vee x

Lyssa Medana said...

That is so impressive! WS xxx

simplesuffolksmallholder said...

Clever girl! I wish things like that were on the curriculum 40 plus years ago when I was at school - we did nothing in the way of sewing and as my mum didn't either I really missed out.

rabbitquilter said...

A lovely bag, YFG is very talented in the sewing dept!! Hope she enjoyed making it and will continue to sew! Hope you are keeping your head above the bugs!!

Lesley said...

What a beautiful bag! YFG has got real talent. DD's school no longer offer Textiles GCSE, but she is hoping to do Design which includes a textiles section.

Bridget said...

Lovely bag. My daughter is doing GCSE textiles, she takes her exam in a couple of months.