Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Cutting parties and the results

After the success of the cutting party at Legends Youth Club last week, I had another at Church on Saturday.

Five wonderful ladies from Church came along for part of the day to help me cut.  Many of them said how therapeutic they found it.  I ended up with all my jeans cut up, and several sets of bags cut out.
The sun was shining when I got home, and I had the cutting bug by then, so I headed into the garden with my cutting board and fabric.
I stayed out there for the rest of the afternoon, then on Sunday afternoon, and then I spent most of Monday out there as well.  I have the sunburn to prove it - ouch!  I also have this:
(Actually there were two more small plastic boxes and two more plastic wallets which I missed from this photo!).
Each box holds five sets of pieces for a different bag - or sometimes more.  The large blue box at the back holds all the pockets from the various jeans.  These are destined to become backpacks for the children of Casuarina House - all 24 of them, and each one embroidered with the child's name.  Quite a project; I'll keep you informed!

I also have:
Five Daisy bags.
Five Noriko bags.
Five shoulder bags.
Five baby owl bags.
And (not photographed) five makeup bags, numerous phone case pieces, uncounted pocket purses and about 50 pocket pencil case pieces.
Watch out for the finished products - I just know this is going to speed up the process so much!

In other news, plans for the next fortnight include adding floor to ceiling shelves to one wall of my sewing room.  I might even be able to get everything off the floor when that is complete!

I'm sharing this post -just for the heck of it - at these link parties:


Create and ShareMade by MeWe Made it Wednesday

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  1. Very fun, can't wait to see the finished products! Stopping by from Pretty Shabby :-)

  2. HO.

    I am FLOORED by the amount of stuff you have there - I knew you finished a LOT of projects but these photos really put things in perspective - it's a darn good thing you get some help sometimes - especially since cutting denim isn't as easy as cutting cotton or quilting fabrics! My hands would be complaining vociferously!

    I've been a fan of "kitting" projects for a few years now - it helps with assemblyline sewing, and really does make things go quicker!

  3. Thanks for joining the Waste Not Want Not Wednesday party over at

    We look forward to seeing your projects again on Wednesday.

    Many Thanks

    Dawn @ Pretty Shabby Uk