I decided to sign up for a crash course in bag making. Here is my self assigned course outline...
Beginner - Pleated Tote by Rebeka Lambert
Intermediate - The Flea Market Bag by Grand Revival Designs
Advanced - Birdie Sling by Amy Butler
Yesterday I took on the beginner bag. This is a fantastic tutorial!!! I am encouraged by the results. I can see myself making many, many more of these. Mom? Gram? What colors do you like?!? : )
Look it stands up on it's own even though I used regular woven cotton. That's because I used interfacing. I picked SF101 Shape Flex interfacing by Pellon because it's what Amy Butler uses for the Birdie Sling. That Amy sure knows her bag making. This interfacing is really nice.
See this button? I got it from my button jar and I *know* this button. This button came from a sweater in 7th grade. All the girls at my school had one. It was from Express and mine was purple. Cue music... "memories..."
I hope you're having a GREAT Friday! I will announce the winner of Fall into Fall tonight.
i am so LoVinG this bag & your tips! THX :)ReplyDelete
Awesome bag Adrianne--it came out very nice!ReplyDelete
Beautiful bag and I love that button !ReplyDelete
OMG! I swear I had that sweater too! That is hilarious. I can't believe you still had it.ReplyDelete
Love the bag. I'm a little afraid of all but the simplest bags (I'm afraid of anything that doesn't lie flat). But this looks doable! Thanks for the tips!
Oooh, GREAT job Adrianne!ReplyDelete
VERY nice work! The colors are really pretty too!!! Thanks for the tutorial tip - one can never have too many bags or too much chocolate! Have fun at Quilt Market!ReplyDelete
Wow, it looks great! Love your fabric choice.ReplyDelete
this bag is gorgeous and i really love the colors you picked out!ReplyDelete
I love them all! I'd probably end up making al of them! yours is gorgeous.ReplyDelete
Love it! I think I've finally decided making bags is my favorite, with quilting as a very close 2nd! Great job and thanks for the links!ReplyDelete
What a great bag! It is so you and that you still had that button just cracks me up ;-) You know my colors honey, anytime. Where on earth do you get your energy?ReplyDelete
Great job on your bag! This was one of the first things I ever made and I LOVE this pattern :-)ReplyDelete
what a beautiful bag! i don't like the process of making bags, but i love having them. :) i'm going to make a note of that interfacing...i never know which one to use.ReplyDelete
Thanks for the tips about the interfacing and I LOVE that you still had a button from your sweater in the 7th grade. Genius!ReplyDelete
Such a cute bag. Off to check out the pattern now...
I just love your anecdote about the button. Your "beginner" bag is quite lovely.ReplyDelete