Manchester Metallics Summer Bag Challenge: Mo Bedell, Devida from The Driftwood Thimble + Kathy from Designs by KTGreen

on July 8 | in Featured Creativity, Sewing Inspiration, Sponsors + Partners | by | with 1 Comment

Are you enjoying highlights from our Manchester Metallics Summer Bag Challenge? We asked 14 challengers to use Manchester Metallic fabric from Robert Kaufmann Fabrics to make a new summer bag, and it’s been great fun to see the varied and special bags all week long. We have a few more challenge bags to go, and lots of exciting sites to explore from our talented sewists:

Here are bags from Anne, Natalie + Sandy, Jenny, Michelle + Carrie and Sarah, Sanchia + Marni. Next up is Mo Bedell, Devida Bushrod of The Driftwood Thimble and Kathy Green of Designs by KTGreen:

Mo Bedell created a fantastic free tutorial for her Sunset Beach Tote; you can download the PDF and get right to work! Mo also has a great close-up shot of the fabric to give you a better idea of the metallic threads running through the cotton. She writes, “The mix of the fibers gives it a more subtle sparkly shimmer that is definitely full of sparkle but not overpowering. This fabric sews beautifully. I wasn’t sure what to expect knowing it had the metallic threads running through it but it has a nice soft hand and presses well too. I could see this used for so many things. It would be perfect for quilts or garment sewing too. I love the way the sparkle elevates the quilting cotton it is sewn with.”

Devida Bushrod of The Driftwood Thimble wanted a design where the fabrics could contrast with each other and “highlight their individual metallic loveliness.” She made a structured bag that would work for day or evening…

Kathy Green of Designs by KTGreen made some slight adaptations to her Perfect Market Bag tutorial for a new Travel Tote. Hop over to take a look inside the bag at the many pockets and accommodations for accessories, etc. Kathy writes, “This travel tote is not only shiny and pretty, pretty, pretty, it’s also very versatile!”

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One Response to Manchester Metallics Summer Bag Challenge: Mo Bedell, Devida from The Driftwood Thimble + Kathy from Designs by KTGreen

  1. mary jones says:

    Love them

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