Tales from an old bag

O.k. it is a new bag or one that I made over the weekend. It is from this book which I treated myself to as a graduation gift. It was the first pattern I made of hers and it went pretty smooth. I really like that her patterns are paper not tissue. They are so much easier to manage and I don't get that over whelming feeling when I unfold paper. With tissue I feel like I am under some sort of attack.



I did a make a few changes: I added an inside pocket-I just feel like all bags should have one, then I sewed the end pockets down-stitching in the ditch. Either I have selective pattern reading or she really never mentioned stitching down the side pockets.


The same was true for the front, I think hers was just left open - I tacked it with a button. I just can't do super floppy.

Whats that? Oh you like my creative use of both pink and white twill tape- yeah, twill tape.... when synthetic, will not properly behave when sewing however, ironing those last three inches to try to get it back in place may melt** it. I will be investing in some cotton twill tape, which only seems to be obtainable for, me on-line.

**no bad words were used in the assembly of this bag....okay maybe one

Comments

Sonja said…
How pretty! I like your fabric choices and the color combination. So summery!
this is really pretty. love the fabrics togethers.
Anina said…
Lovely! The fabrics are just great!
breanna said…
What a fabulous bag! I love the fabrics you chose.
Roxanne said…
A perfect summer bag! You're not going to really use it in the garden are you?
Felicia said…
LOL It turned out beautifully so it must have been worth the effort :)
Valerie said…
beautiful ! what a great mix of fabrics... I'm considering buying this book, too - and although I haveb't graduated lately... - but I still have so much (magazines...etc...)to get inspired from...
shelley davis said…
The bag is beautiful! Great selection of fabrics!
Shelley
Suzie Sews said…
the selection of fabric is lovely. I have the book too and I know just what you mean about the patterns. I also hate having to enlarge patterns as it means a trip into town.
Suzie Sews
Ms. W said…
I love your "shabby chic" bag! So cute!