Here are pictures of the two beachbags I made with your lovely designs.
You will see that I have simplified the designs - I needed to make the bags very quickly for my nieces. I was working on canvas and therefore left out the background. I also left out the borders.
The blue bag was made by joining three designs with an ordinary seam, matching the edges of the designs. I used a wadding on this bag. On the back of the bag there are two large pockets - for books, magazines, sunglasses, etc.
The pink bag was made by joining the designs together with a zigzag and then sewing on the strips of black webbing over the joins. The back of the bag has a zipper pocket to keep valuables. I did not use wadding on this bag and therefore it is lighter than the blue one and can be folded up to put in a suitcase if you are travelling by air.
This design set lends itself to hundreds of variations and possibilities.
Thanks for your amazing artwork - I think you are the most interesting and exciting designer I have found on the internet.
lots of love
Thank you for asking my permission to place photos of my Endless Summer Bag on your website. I would be honoured to know that you think that the bag is stitched and constructed properly and worthy of being published along with your 'works of art'. Had I known that you would have liked to place these on the site I would have walked down the back and photographed it on the beach and had the bag sitting in a much better position, not just hanging on one of my lounge chairs.
Once again thank you for the honour of having been asked for my work to be displayed on your website. Kindest regards Fay Jones
Endless Summer Bag by Suzanne Viney
Here are the photos of my Endless Summer bag. I hope you feel I did justice to the designs. I had to change the top part of the bag. I decided to use ribbon that I had rather than buying new fabric. I also found that I could sew the scallop shape (as you can see in a couple of the photos) a lot more neatly than using the scallop stitch on my machine. The designs were sewn on a Janome.