Added Jul 20, 2011
by Laura Seale
We needed a bag for all of the train track we have. I wanted it to have a roomy pocket on the front to keep the trains in and the tunnel pieces as I thought they are more fragile than the rest. I also need to root out my french knitter knitting machine to run off a strong cord. I made the bag square at the bottom and have attached buttont to the flap so that the cord can be fastened behind it and this will turn it into a backpac.
It needed to be hardwearing and strong, I also like recycling and the curtain material sample squares and old pillow cases were perfect.
I also wanted a project that would let me play with my new machine, hence the applique train and button holes and it not being a straight pump bag.
The train was cut out of a piece of felt with added felt shapes from a children’s craft pack using the applique stitch on my machine.
Local curtain shop were selling off their sample rolls, I’ve used half of the ones in my roll and I still have a big piece of material left too.
Created the lining out of pillow cases, I unpicked them and overlocked them into 1 piece of material. It made the lining more interesting than just a plain piece. The pocket is also lined as I thought lining the whole project would give the bag more strength and hid the luminous yellow thread I used for most of the sewing! (Well it’s a huge cone and was free).
Check out Denise's new video and find out why you should sign up now!
Why you should wear clothing made to fit YOU! (In GIF's)
4 Week Online Course
Use Coupon Code: KNITS15 and Register for only $49.99!
Fashion & Trends
Vacation planned for the winter? Sew up these style to take away with you and also get 20% off!
We have just extended registration to accommodate a few more students
You must allow our "request for permission" request to login to Burdastyle with Facebook.