Saturday, April 16, 2016

Highland Dance - Sword Bag

This next project was a bit of an experiment. A good friend of mine asked if I could make a Bag for her daughters Highland Dance practice swords. This was a first, I think I can safely say that I have never made a sword bag before.

As usual  Tigger always comes to help. He was my cheerleader for this project.
He even came over to hold my hand while I was sewing!

The instructions were pretty simple. The bag had to hold the swords and close that was it ☺ Alright I think I can handle that. I went through my stash and found some fabric I thought would work well and still look relatively cute. The last thing I wanted was this bag to look like a mish-mash of left over fabric.
I ended up using the black script fabric from the quilt I made my mom and the flannel tartan fabric I had from the Christmas infinity scarfs. Also my Mom was kind enough to gift me some muslin fabric for the lining.

I ended up placing two grommets on underside of the tartan and used a "Robert Kaufman" ribbon which I found in my Moms craft drawer for the drawstring closure. While digging though my Moms craft drawer I came across all these great beads. I threaded a Groovy peace sign bead onto the drawstring to add a little flare.

Then lastly with my Moms advice the carrying strap was attached. The strap was a little long at first but with quick thinking that extra length was turned into a handy hook to hang the sword bag by.

To make sure the bag and its strap worked I give it a little test drive☺

Until next time
- The Youngest-
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Margo said...

Hope she liked the bag! It's cute!

Anonymous said...

Morgan, the bag is gorgeous! Corey absolutely loves it, and you went above and beyond! Sure to be the trendiest sword bag out there !!!!! Now, it would be great if you could try to make her jig and horn pipe competition outfits for the Highland games this summer ��

Anonymous said...

How interesting! I don't know that I would have known what to do, and my son is into his Scots heritage, has swords and wears kilts. This is a whole different thing, though. You did a great job!