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    Not much activity in the lounge lately. Miss mixing with the Academy family. I have mixed feelings about all the facebook stuff, a necessary evil I suppose.

    So to try and encourage the use of the Academy lounge I am posting my latest makes here for you all. ( Not to say I won’t post on the Academy FB page too)

    This next bag is made using ‘pre-loved’  Welsh tapestry fabric. (This is a traditional method of weaving here in Wales)


    These are quite beautiful Bonnie. Is the bottom on the first bag a separate piece? I always have trouble getting it to fit and sewing it well. I like the feet too. Are they rivets or screw on? Where did you find them?



    Those are beautiful Bonnie, they should do really well! As you know I’m not the craziest person for Facebook either, but as you say a necessary evil 🙂 I encourage all too post there work in both places here in the lounge and on facebook. In the lounge you will get more detailed answers to questions. I won’t answer question about pattern making, but will in the lounge. I will make that announcement.


    They’re both so beautiful, Bonnie.

    I’m so impressed that your brand name is on your zipper puller. You go, girl!


    Thanks Chuck – The first bag is a basic oval bottom – I always create the shaped part of my bag first and work from there. The feet are a bucket shaped prong fitting I can’t remember where I got them from but they are similar to some I have seen on the BringBerry Handbag Hardware FB pagec.

    Richard this is the hair on hide bag I was telling you about. Might do the top edge differently next time.

    Thank you Adona always great to have your comments.


    Lovely bags Bonnie, particularly the oval bottom one.   I keep looking at the straps  and wonder why I like them so much.  I think it is because they are so simple and elegant, no blingy bits.  being as its leather do you fold the straps when making them, join two pieces together or are they just one cut piece?



    Hi Wendy, The straps are made in 1 piece with a stay exactly as Richard teaches.


    Thanks great Bonnie, thanks


    Christiane White

    Both bags are beautiful Bonnie.
    I love the Welsh woven fabric too.
    The lining is great as well. Is that just a simple cotton, or a special woven lining?

    Did you make windows in the flap of the second bag? I have had a hard time with mine….



    <p style=”text-align: left;”>Wow Bonnie your bags look wonderful really motivating to me.  Love the animal print.</p>
    <p style=”text-align: left;”>How do you make a lebal brand for your bag? i like how you have it in the bag looks even more professional.</p>
    <p style=”text-align: left;”>Reem</p>
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    Well Bonnie, There is nothing I can add to this conversation, just great!


    The lining in the bags is a simple cotton and the labels inside my bag were made for me – they are woven.

    The flap on the small bag uses a window stay for the edge of the flap. I use them on the outside and the lining,it gives them a cleaner edge and easier to match up to stitch.





    Where does one order custom woven labels to go inside our works of art?  Yours look wonderful!


    Hi janelle  I have had them awhile – somewhere in the northwest UK


    Bonnie, Lovely bags…however I never expect to see less than brilliant work from you. 🙂 I love the print choice for your lining…very elegant looking.


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