My mom has a super heavy-duty "SailRite" #sewing machine. It weighs like 30kg, has a "walking foot" and is geared to sew through like a dozen layers of super-heavy fabric. While visiting, we found some old scrap canvas once intended for sail covers and upholstery so I decided to make myself a tool carrier styled after a sail rigger's bag that I had seen. I liked the way the design was based on having lots of pockets around the outside (it has 24). For the handle, I whittled down a little piece of white cedar wood (found in the yard). Thanks to mom's coaching and help on a couple of tricky stitches, I think it turned out pretty nice.
@neauoire It's really fun to use that kind of machine. It feels like some kind of old farm tractor but for sewing.
I like how it looks but now I'm like "hmm... some of these tools are ugly. I need some screwdrivers with nice wooden handles. etc."
@praxeology oh, that's lovely! what kind of solution did you opt for the bottom—5 rectangles (1 bottom, 4 sides)? :)
@cblgh The pockets are stitched to each other, forming half the little pockets, then stitched to the base layer forming the rest of the pockets. The base has two small squarish pieces on the ends and one much longer one that wraps all the way around and is also folded under to make a semi-cover (there's no zipper or other closure). The webbing around the opening adds some sturdiness and helps it keep shape.
@praxeology my little upholstery Singer is cowering in a corner from just looking at all those layers. That's a really nice bag!
@praxeology Nice work. And a respectful homage to the sewing machine to make the colours match to it. :)
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