September 15, 2009

A New Bag

Wow. It's been awhile since I've been here on this blog. I swear I've been working on things, but maybe I just haven't completed much recently. I'm very excited about the most recent project. This one has been in my head for awhile, and it turned out just exactly as I wanted it to.

It's a new bag that is perfect for Fall . . .

I got the idea of the bag here. I've linked to her blog before - it's so inspirational for me. I love the style of the bag, and especially the fabric. Shortly after seeing it I went online and bought a yard of it - it's Heather Bailey's Pop Garden Rose Bouquet - hoping to make my own. The sad things is, I couldn't bring myself to pay $12 for the Amy Butler pattern. I'm so cheap it's embarrassing. So, instead of shelling out, you know, a whole $12 I found a free tutorial online for a bag that is similar in style and maybe a little more practical in terms of size.

The directions were a little wonky, especially when it came to the pleats and the pocket (which I never could really figure out and omitted completely), but overall it worked well.

The first time around I completely screwed up the handles, and I didn't realize it until I was done! So annoying! So, I did just about as much seam ripping as I did sewing on this bag.

Thankfully, I feel like it was worth it (I definitely debated for awhile before I went back in and fixed it).

Anyway, like I said, overall it worked well. So, I'll definitely be making more.

Marie, take note of the earrings I'm wearing. They're so cute, don't you think? Well, I do.


  1. I LOVE IT! LOVE LOVE LOVE IT! (I'm shouting, can you tell?) :)

  2. I love this! It looks like it would make a super cute and inconspicous diaper bag too, if it had some strategically placed pockets in it. I hate diaper bags that look like diaper bags. Hmmm...too bad I am not ambitious enough to get this done before our newest little bundle arrives. Give me a break, though...she's probably coming sometime next week. I have lots to do until then! :) Yeah!

  3. so cute! great way to use the fabric with the flower in front like that. Beautiful! Makes me want to sew a purse...