I bought a new sewing machine this week. A Memory Craft 8200QC by Janome. And here’s the first bag made with the new machine. So far I just love the long arm, the quiet sound, and the extra height when raising the presser foot. Now I just have to master jumping the humps.
Here’s the bag. Things went quite smoothly with this light weight merino.
I added a belt with leather trim, so needed an alternative closure to my signature cinch.
The lining offered up a solution. I incorporated the button front of the IZOD shirt that I used as a lining. Here it is buttoned all the way across.
And here it is with a few buttons open. First bag of 2015, and first bag on the Janome. Time will tell if it was worth the expense.