Monday, February 28, 2011

Mail Sack

This bag is BIG and wonderful!  I think it will be great when going shopping or taking classes.  It goes over your head, so your hands are free.   The pattern is by Pink Chalk Studio.   I made it to try using some new techniques and feet on my Bernina!

As you can see, the big yellow flower has been outlined with cording. I used the Free Motion Couching #43 foot on my Bernina. Really fun to do!

                 The Sashiko was also interesting to do.  I used a topstitch needle with Cordonnet thread, which is heavy and thick that shows up very nicely.  And having the Cordonnet foot #11 also helped feed the thread evenly.   If you can't or won't do the very impressive regular hand sewn Sashiko, you must try this!  It's a nice look.


  1. This is a lovely bag. I think you did a great job in creating this bag. This post is definitely inspiring. Thank you for sharing this one! Keep up the good work!