Saturday, January 26, 2013

Art Room Bags

 This is one of the 5 Art Room Fabric Storage Bags finished. All the bags have at least 2 different fabrics back and front. There is a plastic pocket which will have a picture of some of the contents, for example, Upholstery, this will include furnishing fabrics, curtaining and heavy weight fabrics.
 The back side of bag.
All the bags. Some will have fabrics like the 4 way stretch and shear fabrics and silks and satins. Another bag will have dressmaking and quilting weight fabrics mainly cotton and polycotton. Another bag will have the non fraying fabrics like polar fleece, felt and wool. All the
apart from the felt and the 4 way stretch fabrics which will be loose in the bag will be washed and ironed and will either be on flat cardboard (larger pieces) on a tube (thinner strips), all will have elastic of some sort around it to keep it nice and neat and a coloured label for the bag it belongs to and I am also going to measure each piece and that detail will be on the tag as well. I have my work cut out for me, It is a good job I love playing with fabric!

Art Room Stuff.

 Yesterday I went with Renee to her School Art Rom to help get it ready for the new term. Remember this lovely hand dyed fabric that I made a couple of months ago? Well I could not make it colour fast so it will not be used for laundry bags but I will be using it to make storage bags for fabric for the Art Room instead. The bags will be very similar to the laundry bags, just larger. I will be adding a clear plastic pocket to the front which will have sample swatches of fabric in it to show what is in the bag.
 This is Work in Progress, the size is 60cms by 90cms and I am making plastic pockets.
 It does not show up very well, but this is the plastic I am using. It is from fabric swatch samples, I have taped them together to make one long strip.
folded them and the top is held with clips and the bottom has tape on them to hold it's shape until I sew bias binding on it. Fun stuff!