I have been busily working away on this idea since NOVEMBER last year, and I am so happy that the time has come to share it with you all!
So who want’s to hear all about my idea? Well to start us off I decided to call it the Mystery “Bag” Challenge for 2 reasons…
One, it’s a challenge for bag makers and bag designers, and
Two, well this one takes a bit more explaining…
Do you remember mystery bags from when you were at school? Was it just me that had them? Well let me tell you about these bags in case you don’t know what they are or didn’t have them…
They were usually a brown paper bag that contained a number of items that we (the students in my class) needed to use to create something new and wonderful.
So I thought, why don’t I create a bag of mystery items for bag makers and designers to use to create something special, new and wonderful? My idea was to collect all the items and post them out to the challengers all over the world, but this was a little out of my budget…so instead I created a Mystery “Bag” Challenge List!
This Mystery “Bag” Challenge List contained 10 items that could be used in bag making, the challengers had to choose AT LEAST 3 of the items to use in their creation…want to know what was on the list? Have a look below my friends…
Of course there were a few rules that had to be followed, the bag makers and designers involved had to chose to create within one of the following 3 categories:
- Design a beautiful and original bag that incorporates the mystery items – no pattern required to be made, this category is just to show off your bag making skillz 😉
- Design a free/paid pattern that incorporates the mystery items
- Create a free tutorial (or hack an already published pattern) that incorporates the mystery items
The bag makers and designers involved in the challenge had from January 1st 2017 until March 30th 2017 to make their creations for the challenge – and boy have they done an AMAZING job! I can’t wait to show you all their amazing creations in the coming weeks 🙂
But who are the amazing 11 bag makers and designers involved in the challenge? Let me show you who they are below, we will be finding out more about these amazing women in the coming weeks too!
Starting next Tuesday here on the blog I’ll be sharing the wonderful creations made during the challenge…so see you all back here next week 😉
Until then, happy sewing!