Regular readers of this blog will remember my customer (a friend of my mother in Arkansas) who ordered some special bags back in the fall. First there was the all-black bag
which was followed by the all-brown bag
which has now been followed by the all-white bag! The light-weight cotton fabric on the front came with the pin-tucks and lace sewn on already. The back and inside are canvas.
I'm sure you're thinking "how will she keep it clean?" The answer is, she will throw it in the washing machine frequently!
I know that because this is actually the SECOND all-white bag she has ordered from me; the first one has lasted through several summers and many trips through the washing machine! I Scotch-Guarded this one and sent it on it's way to her last week.
Country Treasures, these unusual special orders force me to think in new ways about the things I make. Lessons I learn from special orders always transfer over to my daily sewing, adding to both my experience and creativity--so bring it on!