Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Flea Market Bag


Ok, bag two is done.  Woo-hoo!  This is my "intermediate" bag.  I used the Flea Market Bag pattern by Grand Revival Designs.  Tanya gives you so many options with this pattern.  Small bag, large bag, shoulder strap, body strap, pockets, etc...  This bag is meant to be reversible so even though you can, I decided not to use a pocket or button closure.  I used County Fair by Denyse Schmidt which is a home decor weight fabric.  I am smitten with this print!  I didn't use interfacing this time and I kind of wish I did.  The fabric itself has enough body but the interfacing adds a nice clean finish to the bag.


I added a little flower.  A posie for my posie bag.  It's loosely based on this tutorial at wisecraft.


It's great.  Compared to quilting you don't need many tools to make a bag.  I used this pile and a roll of freezer paper.  Do you do use freezer paper?  I use it to copy and cut out all my patterns and I really like it.  It keeps the original patterns in tact and it temporarily fuses to the fabric making it really easy to cut out your pieces.  Highly recommended!  I bought mine at the grocery store.  : )

12 comments:

  1. I love the colors, the shape and your pretty posy. Nice work you!

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  2. Great bag! Looks like it will be a nice size for carrying a notepad, camera, water bottle, and all the other goodies you're going to need to carry.

    I do love using freezer paper, which is so much easier to work with than tissue paper. Yes to the grocery store kind!

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  3. Very nice...another lovely bag!! I need to try my hand at those fabric flowers.

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  4. this bag is beautiful..you choose the best fabrics

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  5. That looks so good!! Now I really must dig this pattern out of the depths of the laundry cupboard!
    I really love the fabric you used and the little flower is the *perfect* finishing touch.
    We don't have freezer paper here - well we do in quilt shops where you buy it by the metre, but not in supermarkets.

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  6. Nice job on the bag! I love that fabric! Do they still sell it, or is it one of those long gone, way out print things?

    I love the cute flower you made for your bag. It's the perfect finishing touch!

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  7. Very cute bag. I haven't used freezer paper yet. It's not sold in the grocery stores here and is hideously expensive from the craft stores. I bought a little piece a few weeks ago to piece a hexagon flower together and hope to have a play with it this weekend.

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  8. I love that fabric! I am actually using a turquoise version of that fabric in a flying geese quilt. That bag turned out really beautifully! Congrats!

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  9. yes, I use and LOVE freezer paper. a must have in my sewing room. that pin cushion is SO DARN adorable! did you make it? I just LOVE it!

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  10. I love this! I can't wait to make it and use it all the time!
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