My sewing machine was stolen before we moved to Stanford, but I have a new Bernette 56 so I am sewing again. I love this machine, it is stronger and more accurate than my previous one and it also has more decorative stitches. I made a handbag for my friend and wanted to try out some of the new stitches.
I used a decorative scallop stitch on the front of the bag in three different colours. I also used a pre-knitted acrylic wool strip as a border for the stitches.
This bag is very different from my previous ones. I will be using more unpatterned fabric in the future. I have split up my products into two ranges; using new or upcycled materials. Most of the upcycled bags will be plain fabric with added decoration, because they are generally made from clothes.
I also used the pre-knitted strip for the straps. This is the first time I've done this, so I'm curious to see how it holds up. I have so many ideas for new products and it will be so much easier with this sewing machine. Look forward to many new products soon.