Tuesday, March 29, 2011

It's Official, I'm Amazing

My kids have declared that I am amazing!
All because of this bag.

Yes, it is my second bag, and I made it tonight!

I used the same tutorial I used in my post Sunday, from:

Because I wasn't making it reversible, I was able to do the top stitching around the edge. I love this look! Like I'm skilled!!

You can see it here, too. And you can get a good look at the 2 fabrics I chose:
I also made the bag a little bigger this time.

And you can see, above, that I made the corners wider as well,
to give the bag a roomier feel. Love this!

And I used 1/2 yard of each fabric. Both were $4/yard on clearance, so the total cost was only $4 for the entire project. Here is a good look at the inside. I love this fabric.
And here is a detail of the outside. I wanted a serious look for this bag,
a little professional but still fun.

This weekend I hope to get some time to sew a bag with pockets. Wish me luck!

(And though my kids are vying for the chance to use my new bag tomorrow,
I'm pretty confident I will be the one using it!)

I hope you get the chance to be creative today!

...from Lori @Kitchenfunk

Running with Glitter


  1. This bag is beautiful! How wonderful to be such a great sewer and put something like that together.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! I do hope you try the coconut snowball recipe because it's as delicious as it sounds. ;) I'm your newest follower! Pop on over again sometime--I'd love to have you as a follower, as well! :)


  2. Thank you for the compliment! I'm new to sewing, but its so much fun. Okay, except for the bed jacket I was making my mom and is still half made hanging on a hanger next to my sewing machine. But we don't need to talk about THAT! I'm following you, too! btw, I can't even think about that recipe bec/ I can't make it tonight and I really want it! lol.

  3. Great job!!!! I LOVE the topstitching... the fabric is so classic and elegant. :)

  4. what a FAB bag! love the fabric as well!

  5. love the bag! it looks great. thanks for linking this to my party!

  6. The bag came out really well. Loved it.

  7. Thank you, everyone!! I proudly carried it in to work today. I'm pretty new at my job and I work mostly on my own, but I felt so great using it. I still can't believe I found that fabric on clearance!

  8. beautiful fabric and a beautiful bag. glad you got to use it. i have never made myself a bag, but made plenty for others to use. maybe it is time to make my own now.

  9. wow great job! I am so scared to take on any kind of sewing task or anything close to it..ha ha. IT looks amazing tho:) Thanks for linking up at my party!!


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