Bags for Largess

Five tote bags

Five tote bags

I’ve made a number of bags to give away as largess or to put prizes in for A&S competitions over the past year, and today I have even more to show off.

I have a few books to give away to individuals who win A&S competitions, and most of the bags I’ve made (and all of the ones I still have) so far have been pretty small – too small to hold the books, so I needed to make up some larger bags!

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48 bags in one day

piles of 48 fabric bags and pouches

piles of 48 fabric bags and pouches

In early June my former teacher gave me a box of free fabric.. and then followed up with ANOTHER box of fabrics as she tried to de-stash her collection. I didn’t even know what to do with most of the yardage, so when the next box came I was already feeling a bit overwhelmed (as is my sewing area). This second box though wasn’t yardage… but home -decorating samples… totally different.  I took a few pieces, not entirely sure what I’d do with them, and passed the rest along to a crafty-artsy-sewing friend.

 

I figured that if I didn’t use up these samples super-fast, they were just going to sit in a bag and breed on the floor of my sewing room (which is looking far less organized right now than I’d like, with piles of wools and silks and cottons all over they place…. all of my organized storage is full…) SO… what to do with a whole bunch of sample-sized fabrics?

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Historical Sew Monthly: Protection

Set of five Jorvik hoods for largess

Set of five Jorvik hoods for largess

The March 2016 Historical Sew Monthly challenge is:

 Protection – make something to protect yourself (from weather or injury) or your clothes (from soiling etc.)

I missed the February challenge because I really just didn’t have the time, not to mention I only had a rough idea of what I wanted to make. Unfortunately I’m not feeling especially historically-inspired this month either. Most of what I’m sewing right now is mundane clothing which I’ve been neglecting for several months while working towards SCA costumes and projects.

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