My first bag – Age 12

When I started sewing as a way to make a living my father asked ‘when did you learn to sew’ oblivious to the fact I use to make a few of my own clothes as a teenager and had sewing lessons in school, together with the fact my mum made clothes for me and my sister for a long time so it was inevitable I picked up some knowledge along the way.

The other day my mum said she has actually been using one of my first school sewing projects since I made it age 12. It was my attempt at hexagons that I use to decorate a bag I made.  I also remember making a V-neck top and liking it so much I made 2 more at home, but they are long gone.

So here it is my first handmade bag ……

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and I am pretty impressed at my skills of 30 years ago, its still going strong. (and yes… that does make me the ripe old age of 42!)

Pretty pink spots on that lining

Pretty pink spots on that lining

Straight  and even machine stitches

Straight and even machine stitches

 

Hmmm not so sure about my hand stitching

Hmmm not so sure about my hand stitching

Not my strong point back then

Not my strong point back then

Looking at that hand stitching my skills have definitely improved over the years (honest) but its nice to look back.

Cath. x

 

 

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