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An in-depth look at Christine’s entry to the Mystery “Bag” Challenge

Hi Everyone,

I LOVED all the entries onto this last round of the Mystery “Bag” Challenge so much that I thought you would all enjoy a more in-depth look at each of the entries 🙂

So here is the line up:
August 29th – In-depth look at Mel’s Entry 
September 5th – In-depth look at Liz’s Entry 
September 12th – In-depth look at Annika’s Entry 
September 19th – In-depth look at Christine’s Entry – TODAY
September 26th – In-depth look at Lynn’s Entry

This was Christine’s Entry…

She entered her creation in the following category: 

Category 1: Design a beautiful and original bag that incorporates the mystery items – no pattern required to be published…this one is just to show off your bag making skillz 😉

Annika used the following items from the Mystery List in her creation:

Rivets, Swivel Clip, Zip and Beads


She told me…

I used a Swivel clip to make the strap convert from a cross body to a shoulder bag without using a traditional slider for this purpose. Rivets are used to hold Strap connectors in place. The zip is on the internal, removable bag. Beads are used on the key ring/bag charm which is a bit of a signature item on all my bags along with leather feathers.

What you enjoyed most about the Mystery “Bag” Challenge?

Taking part in the bag challenge forced me to find the time to design a new bag, which I have really enjoyed as this is what I love doing the most.

Tell us a bit about you! How long have you been sewing? Why do you enjoy making bags? What machine do you sew on? What materials do you like working with the most when making bags? What is your favourite part of the bag making process? What is your least favourite part of the bag making process?

 I am the owner and designer behind the little business ‘Sew cc’. I studied textile design and photography at Uni, however did not start bag making until after I had my first child 7 years ago. Once I had made my first bag I became hooked.

I have an obsession for handbag hardware (I have a love of all things shiny!) and love the process of designing new bags.

My favourite materials are leather and vinyl. I use an industrial walking foot machine and a compound feed cylinder arm. I also have a passion (some would call obsession) for vintage sewing machines and when Im not creating bags, I am either searching gumtree for more or repairing the ones I have.

You can find more of Christine’s work here.

Until next time, happy sewing!

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