(this is a new photo. the ones I took this morning were awful, not that this one is much better. I’m going to have to start waiting until later in the day to get better light)
Here’s the new bag I was talking about. I was so pleased with the pleating idea that I was tempted to sew up every last bit of fabric I have into pleated bags. But then yesterday I was distracted from the pleating course by another bag idea I want to try out. This one I’m even more excited about (hint: I cannot resist the siren call of wool felt), but I’m going to need some help from my artistic husband so not sure when it’ll get done.
For this bag I used a magnetic clasp that I got at Walmart on the cheap. It is super strong. Maybe too strong. The cheaper the clasp, the stronger it is? I’d better use my 3 remaining clasp wisely because it has been declared that we will “never ever go to that crapheap again!” so no more Walmart. Another bag-making item that would have helped out this bag and is essential for my next one is some better stiffer interfacing. I think I’ll order myself some Timtex and give that a try.
Another thing I’m trying to order is fabric from Japan. I think I’m out of luck though. As info at cotton-bowwow informed me
I am sorry, I am selling only Japan.
sadder words have never been written 🙁
Is anyone out there living in Japan and up for a fabric trade?