UPDATE: For those who inquired, Haydee tells me that the pattern is from katicupcake, My Favorite Bag
My talented friend Haydee who lives in Puerto Rico just sent these photos of wonderful bags. Though you would never know it by looking at her finished projects, Haydee is relatively new to sewing and takes many classes. Apparently, these bags were made in one of the sewing classes in which she was enrolled.
I’m not exactly sure what her message was, as my she speaks no English an my entire Spanish vocabulary consists of “hello”, “good bye” and “Where is the bathroom?” But I THINK these are baby diaper bags and she is encouraging her friends to sign up for a subsequent heirloom sewing class.
Haydee’s note is posted below in the hope that a Spanish speaking reader can translate for me.
“Hola chicas: les incluyo fotos de la clase de bulto de bebe, o de costura, todas escogieron una variedad de combinaciones para sus proyectos y les quedaron espectaculares.
La clase se esta ofreciendo en Heirloom, los jueves llama y reserva tu espacio.”
When I taught in Puerto Rico, I was taken by the people’s robust sense of humor, their friendliness and willingness to help one another. I wonder if Haydee is teaching some of the classes whose project photos have been sent to me.
The Loralie fabric bag is probably not a diaper bag, but rather a handy bag for any number of purposes. The bow is a nice touch, certainly in keeping with the style of the fabric design.
Haydee and her friends, dubbed “The Posse” by June Mellinger, were all very fond of Loralie designs. The four of them came to class wearing specially made vests with Loralie Sew Fabulous designs embroidered front and back. So it is not surprising that one of them selected this fabric for her bag.
All the fabric combinations are so bright and well coordinated. Each bag has three carefully chosen fabrics. This jungle print bag just makes me smile. It looks like great care was taken to place the animals just above the leaf print.
Pink gingham is a perfect feminine print for a little girl. I suspect this bag will hold diapers, bonnets and booties for a precious baby daughter.
Like the Loralie bag, this last one looks like it has an adult purpose. Again, the tasteful choice of fabrics is very pleasing.
All five bags appear to be very well made. The fine finished look is a credit to the teacher as well as the seamstress.
Thanks, Haydee, for sharing these inspiring photos.