Monday, May 10, 2010

For My Mum

I made a swimming bag for my mum for Mother's Day. She exercises regularly at a local hydrotherapy pool, and, as all swimmers know, one's bag can get very musty. I had seen bags made from mesh around the place, so I thought I'd have a go at using some thick mesh from the hardware store called "Pet Mesh" or "Paw Proof" - really should have got some to keep Miss Maggie from scratching our screens .... anyway,
I based the shape on the Beach Bag pattern.
The bag had a zippered gusset as a closure.
Since it wasn't lined - which would defeat the purpose of the mesh - I covered the raw edges with Satin Bias Tape. I used some great Prints Charming fabric as the feature print. I used the walking foot on my machine and it easily coped with this thick plastic mesh - I used a regular needle.
I attached a zippered pocket to the front of the bag and left the back plain. I used Vilene H 640 (Pellon) to give some body to the back of the print fabric. The base black fabric was a thick canvas. She really liked it!!! Happy Mother's Day Mum!!


  1. That bag is ace!
    What a lovely thing to make for your mother - of course she liked it!!!

  2. That looks fantastic!! Hope your Mum gets lots of use out of it.

  3. What a wonderful idea - you come up with the best ideas. Hope you had a mother's day just as fantastic as your mum obviously had.

  4. The mesh is a great idea!

  5. Using the mesh for a swimming bag is a terrific idea, and your mother's present looks great.

  6. Great idea and greatly executed


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