Thursday, 19 May 2011

Guess what? It's another bag!

Ladies, let me introduce you to my first project for May for the Craft Book Challenge.

You'll never guess what it is, nope, not a crocheted washcloth, the other one, a bag! 


This is from Sew Liberated.  It was one of the first sewing books I bought and this is the first time I've used it.  The pattern was really well written and very easy to follow.  I'd highly recommend it.


The outer fabric is from Amy Butler's Lotus collection, one of my bargains from the Craft Show.  I love this fabric, but then I love anything blue.  The lining is just a bog-standard plain yellow.  The pattern called for piping and so I made my own again to match the lining.  I sewed the piping using a zipper foot as I've always done.  Today I went down to the Husqvarna shop in search of my prize for Monday's Sew, Mama, Sew Giveaway Day and wandered over to the foot section (as I have a Husqvarna!) with the idea of buying a piping foot as I do seem to be doing a lot of it.  Lo and behold, I have that little foot in my collection!  Looking forward to trying it out.


It closes with a magnetic snap.  There are no pockets inside this bag.  There weren't any in the pattern, and although I could have easily added some using The Bag Bible, I chose not to.  Mainly as it's been so long in the making (not down to the pattern, just me procrastinating), I just wanted to get it finished.



Ta da!  You like?



26 comments:

Nancy Lee said...

Awesome! Look at that professional piping. Finding the right foot for the job makes such a difference, doesn't it? I love the fabric. You did an excellent job.

Jacey said...

Love it !! You are very talented, look at the posh piping, wow. xx

RobynK said...

Great piping! I should start being more adventurous after all these years but I hate making mistakes. You're definitely an inspiration to try things, lol, but I'll have to find the motivation myself!

Gwen @ Gwenny Penny said...

Really beautiful bag, Wendy! I love that Amy Butler fabric. I always look at it when I'm shopping for fabric, but I've never bought any. The piping looks great.

Allie said...

Oh very pretty Wendy - you did a fantastic job! LOVE the piping! I wonder if I have that foot and don't know it? I seem to only use the 1/4" foot and the walking foot, lol!

Bagladee said...

Its gorgeous, I love this fabric too :)
Pretty yellow lining, the piping is a great touch.
Emma x

Sara said...

I love it! All your bags have me tempted to bust out my sewing machine. Thanks for your nice comment at Tangled Happy. I am trying Lucy's method and slip stitching the squares together. So far so good! Wishing you a happy weekend. :)

Sandra :) said...

I like - I liiiiiiiiiiiike! You did a really good job on it - it looks perfect! I haven't dared to try piping yet - another one of those techniques that intimidates me! I bought a "grab bag" of trim at the fabric store the other day and it has a piece of red piping - I should put on my big girl panties and try using it (with a zipper foot, as I don't have a piping foot) :D

Rissa @ Hazel and Honeysuckle said...

That looks fabulous! <3 I agree, that fabric + piping = wonderful!

Ady said...

Ooooo - I very much like! Love the piping. That's my kind of bag. Love it!!

starsandsunshine said...

Super cute bag! I love the piping - but I've always been too intimidated to try making my own!

Hi! My name is erica. Would you be my friend? said...

I like it very much! The fabrics go together perfectly!

Kristi said...

I love this bag. The fabric and piping are darling. I too have an addiction to making myself bags. I just can't get enough!!

Marilyn said...

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Katie said...

I love the Amy Buttler fabric you choose! I'd love if you linked this up to Sew Woodsy!

Alisha @ Crafty Brooklyn Army Wife said...

Love this bag and Love the fabric!! Stopping by from Sew Much Ado and your newest follower.

This is what I shared this week: http://craftybrooklynarmywife.blogspot.com/2011/05/red-simplicity-cynthia-rowley-dress.html

Come on by when you have a moment.

Sweet Peas and Bumblebees said...

Super cute bag! I love the colors!

I would LOVE if you would link up your project to our {{What I Made Wednesday}} Linky Party! We're also hosting a giveaway, so don't forget to sign up! :)

I'm also your newest follower. We would LOVE a follow back if you love our blog too!

Briana @ Sweet Peas & Bumblebees

Misty @Creative Itch said...

CUTE bag!! Thanks for linking @'Sew Cute Tuesday'!

Ty and Whitty said...

I want this bag woman! I love everything about it the fabric the size the color the way it looks. I just love it. Great job

A mommy's life...with a touch of yELLOW
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Amber Branconier said...

love this bag and the fabric is beautiful!!

Cecily said...

Love the bag, love the blog, and am totally in love with your blog name! So glad I found you.

BTW, I am giving a quilt away on my blog tomorrow... feel free to check it out!

Tanya @ Greetings From the Asylum said...

Yup, LOVE it! What more is there to say! Thanks for sharing your talents!

Thread In Her Hair said...

Your bag is fabulous! I loooove your yellow piping!

lieslmade said...

This is so pretty! I have Sew Liberated, but haven't done any of the projects yet. This is encouraging me to flip through it again!

Sewandthecity said...

Your choice of fabric is fabulous…the bag turned out lovely! Well, after all those piping projects I guess it is safe to call you a piping pro!

Pam said...

Beautiful fabric and a great shaped bag!!! The piping really finishes it off perfectly...