Tuesday, 26 November 2019

Library Bags - I've Finally Done Some Sewing

Finally, I've done some sewing, and it's come in the form of library bags (book bags) for charity.

Sewing library bags - book bags - for charity. Tutorial by Threading My Way

Although Mum came home from hospital just over a month ago now, I haven't been in the right head space for much of anything. I've been retreating to my garden - my happy place - whenever I can.

A request by one of the family, for drawstring bags forced me back into sewing. It was just what I needed to help me get back into the swing of things. Since then, little by little I've motivated myself to do a bit of sewing here and there, to the point where I'm now enjoying it again.

My sewing mojo is back! And overall that's had a good effect on me.

Sewing library bags - book bags - for charity. Tutorial by Threading My Way

Using fabric I'd already cut out a LONG time ago, I've made 15 library bags and a few easy sew no-zip pencil cases. Once I've packed them up, they'll be heading to Sewing for Charity Australia, for their back to school project.

Sewing library bags - book bags - for charity. Tutorial by Threading My Way

If I had the time to borrow books from the library - indeed, just to read books - this is the one I'd keep for myself. The fabric is Magical Lands by Saffron Craig - sadly no longer available. Although I would have made it with longer handles for myself.

It's been months since I've read any blogs. I'm off now to do a little catching up.

... Pam


  1. Send some of that mojo to upstate New York, please! So glad your mom is home and that sewing is again joining gardening as a fun activity. I've been working my way back to the sewing room, too. Hope to do a few things as holiday gifts. Now if they turn out looking as good as your bags here, I will be happy!

  2. Glad to see that you have reconnected with your sewing mojo Pam those book bags will be a great fundraiser I am sure. Hope your Mum's recovery continues apace.

  3. Wonderful book bags, Pam, I am so happy your Mother is with you and you have rediscovered your sewing mojo!


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