As I mentioned in an earlier blog, when I visited Jinny Beyer’s studio last November, I bought a couple of her kits so I could get to use her fabrics on some very nice designs. I’ve just made up the first of the kits – a fabulous tote – I love the rainbow fabrics which are foundation pieced.
And the contrast fabric which also is used for the lining really gives it a lift.
It was an expensive kit ($92) so I was rather disappointed that the foundation piecing was printed in two sections which needed to be enlarged on a photocopier. As I don’t currently have access to one, I had to draw out the foundation section on interfacing (which wasn’t supplied despite being required). I find this a disappointment with so many kits that not everything you need is included and given the price of this one, it could have been. Rather than putting in a zipped top, (again no zip provided), I decided to make a tab and button closure.
Having said that, it is a very lovely bag and I’m looking forward to using it a lot!