Sunday, September 20, 2009

Bags and More Bags

I have been making bags again with all this beautiful quilting fabric. This is an ebook from
Sweet Pea Totes and it has wonderful instructions. I made the first one per her instructions and used fusible fleece. The fleece makes a more unstructured bag. Here it is:

I made the bag a second time and only made a couple of changes. My preference is a more structured bag, so I used Peltex for this bag. Also, I left off the tab closure and used a magnetic snap on the inside. I really, really like this bag with the Peltex.

Closeup of the rick-rack and flower.

Paige suggested I make a wristlet. I used a McCall's pattern I had and it is okay but not great.
I bought this Oh, Franson pattern and thought I would try it for Paige. I hope to give it a try this week.

Lastly, Meredith wanted to make a bag. She had seen a bag at Target with outside pockets similar to jean front pockets. She had a fat quarter in mind to use and we matched it with a pink print. We went to designing and here is our creation sewn by Meredith:

Meredith is planning on using it for "B" Day classes, her lighter load and says it is the perfect size for this.
We used the last bit of daylight for these photos, so this close-up of the flower is a bit blurry. The flower came from Heather Bailey, so check out the link for the tutorial.


  1. Hi Lori. I like the more structured bags too -- yours is great! Love Meredith's bag!!! The wristlets seem to be quite popular but thus far my girls haven't been using them and I sure can't get all my "necessities" in one! :-) I love the new look to your blog. Have a happy sewing week! Virginia

  2. I like the embellishment you did on your structured bag. Very nice. Meredith's bag is great. Seh must be proud to carry something she made.

  3. Lovely bags - all of them!

  4. Your bags are fabulous! I just bought a few bag patterns. Plan to make them up out of stash. Yours' are inspiring!

  5. Love them, especially the structured bag. And congrats to your daughter who sews! Lovely job!

  6. Wonderful bags! I love Meredith's pink bag with the flower. That is very cute. Your second bag out of the pattern look much better with the more structured look, too. Great sewing!

  7. All of them are gorgeous! I especially love the green one.
    ..and Meredith's bag is so pretty!

  8. Great bags!

    I checked the Etsy link for Sweat Pea and the eBook is sold out. My bind boogles - how can an eBook sell out? "We ran out of PDF"? :-)