Monday, 31 March 2008

I seem to be in bag making mode.



I really enjoyed making this little bag yesterday morning before work. I used my seam guide for the first time to quilt lines accross the bag rather than meander all over it.

I started at one end and worked my way along the length. Making forst narrow then wide stripes and back to narrow. On the whole I'm rather pleased with what I did.

I folded my quilted piece in half, then stitched diagonally from the bottom to the top before 'cutting the corners' to make a smaller base.
When I turned it out here's what I had. I used the outer fabric to self bind around the rim and stitched on some handles.
Which I adorned with buttons. I bought a bag pattern the other day. I'm beginning to wonder why. The fabrics used for this one are some of those I've recieved from my scrappy club.

Have a great day.


6 comments:

Janet said...

Nice work Loulee...and you did that so fast!

Greenmare said...

Very cute! I'm a bag-lady myself and I sooooooooo agree, some of my favorite ones are the ones I just made up myself.

Sarah Nopp said...

Excellent bag! I was just telling the ladies at the quilt shop that I think I want to make a quilted bag. It has been a couple months, and I always end up giving all my bags away! That would be a really fun project... hmmm... wonder how many projects a person can have going actively, all at once...

blackbearcabin said...

thanks for showing some step by step instructions of the bag...it looks easy enough, and totally cute! i really like the fabrics you chose! Maybe i should finally give this a try :)
lisajo

anne bebbington said...

Great bag and just love the contrast between the two fabrics - always love stripes :o)

Rose Marie said...

Love the bag and I think you do wonders without patterns.