Saturday 12 October 2019

2019 Wk 41 - Working with Jackie

Working (ie sewing) with Jackie . . . and shopping with Jackie at the Alexandra Palace Knitting and Stitching show makes for a pretty fab weekend!

We made a couple of 'Fold Up Sewing Folio's from Aneela Hoey's Stitched Sewing Organisers book (we had to put an elastic strap on as we didn't have enough fabric for the fastening strap)

And these Stash and Go drawstring bags

(the mint zippie was a repair for oldest daughter)

The lovely Kathy sent us instructions on how to make her Japanese Eco market tote bag and we made these

These pouches came from this blog and although they took more than the promised ten minutes, they were really quick to make

These Handy Fold-up pouches also came from Aneela's book

and prompted this larger i-pad sized version

And finally we made Emmaline's retreat bag (just one got photographed!)

Not bag for really just a day and a half of sewing as we also spent a day at the Knitting and Stitching show!

I bought some great iron on plastic from Happy Fabric (this is my first test piece)

and some felted sheets to line some tube mittens

Some additional shades of pearle quilting threads, and some Advent calendar ribbons, together with some felt that is a bit more 'gingerbread man' coloured

And a skein of sari scraps with should allow me to make a scarf like this one


  1. It looks awesome! Two weeks before I travel back to japan. Printed taffeta is on my big list of fabrics to look for!

  2. Wow, that's a productive weekend! Lots of great ideas for beautiful, useful things. Thanks for sharing and linking!

  3. Sounds like you had a good time at Allie Pally!
    You both made some great pouches.
    I especially like the market bag from Kathy!
    Barbara xx

  4. And, if I can remember that the stitching show is in october, I'll try to plan a trip then. This year - post early retirement back to japan trip. It may be a couple of years before I can save enough - although the dollar looks mighty strong right now....
    Everything you and Jackie made is fabulous. I received Aneela's Stitched Sewing earlier in the year but I haven't made this project yet.


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