How do you manage when you go to a sewing class or retreat? How do you get your sewing machine and all your gear from the car to the venue? Me, well - my bags precariously sit on top of my sewing machine, which is strapped to a trolley. Today's showcased tutorial solves that problem. It's a bag with a sleeve which fits over the trolley handles.
Carole, from From My Carolina Home, shows how to make a Wool Mat & Cutting Mat Carrier, that slips over a luggage or rolling crate handle. The design is very clever, and could be adapted to suit larger bags. The detailed instructions will step you through the process.
It may be a while till I attend another sewing class or retreat, but when I do, I'll have a bag which is well secured thanks to Carole's tutorial. Are you still able to attend classes in the current climate? I've heard of sewing classes being conducted over Zoom.
Carole's, Wool Mat & Cutting Mat was added to the Sewing Accessories link party. You might like to check out the following Tutorials also from the Sewing Accessories linky...
I usually just put the handles of my tote bag over the pull up handle of the trolley when I need to carry a lot. But having a sleeve on the back of the tote would be more stable and I should give it a go. This would be a good class to teach to my quilting friends(some day when we can meet again), so we can all go home with the bag.ReplyDelete
Thanks so much, Pam!! I miss classes and retreats, and I do hope that by next year we will be back to having fun in person again.ReplyDelete
I have had my eye on a wool ironing mat for a while. If I did retreats I would definitely make one of those bags. Just the idea of adding a sleeve to any bag I make to be able to slip it over the suitcase handle is appealing. I'd be all set when we get to travel again.ReplyDelete