Friday, September 24, 2010

UFO Round Up-Sari Silk Satchel



Yea, another UFO becomes a FO! I have been working on this one for awhile. I had to set it aside while I waited for more recycled sari silk yarn to arrive. Then I needed to get around to sewing the original liner which was in silk brocade. However when I saw it inside the bag...I didn't like them together. (Nice, now I have a liner for another satchel, so no worries!)



I eventually decided on denim, then I got the idea to recycle a pair of jeans. Turned outside in, I sewed the liner to fit, keeping all the pockets for compartments inside the satchel. Even the belt loops will function as a place to clip my keys. It was a difficult task because the sewing machine was so temperamental and the distance between the pressure foot and the feed dogs on the weird, off-brand machine of my Mum's is so narrow that I had to manually push/draw the fiber through, not fun. I must to admit to having more than a few harsh words for the sewing machine! Plus toward the end of the project, the bobbin tension went crazy and created all those lovely loops on the underside of the fabric...NUTS!!! But now it is complete, it's not as professionally sewn as I like to see, but I opted for finishing it as opposed to letting it hang out till I got the machine tuned up. I will definitely have to look into a new sewing machine! The nice thing about sewing is that I can always redo the parts that need tweaking later. But for now, I'm calling this one done! Another UFO crossed off the list, Yippee!

Have a great weekend! Blessings Friends!
Melissa

5 comments:

  1. I love recycled projects, glad to see more people doing them!

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  2. I love it! I love the knitted and sewn work put into it.

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  3. Way COOL Lady. Love it and so colorful too. You can never find enough uses for blue jeans. Be sure and bring it a meeting for show and tell.

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  4. This is a great project, and what an excellent idea...to use the pockets of the jeans as inside pockets!! You are one clever girl!!
    Jeans are hard to sew through, though. I recently bought some 'Jeans' needles, so I'm hoping that they work well the next time I need them. XXO-

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