Friday, February 01, 2008

Bag Lady

I've never made a purse or tote or really anything related to them, but it was my goal this year to try my hand at it and here are the results.

This first little bag I made using instructions from a tutorial I found online at Chocolate on My Cranium. This really helped me understand how to do the lining. Sooooooo, easy with all her great pics.

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And it's reversible!

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The next is a creation of my own design. It took me a little finagling to figure out the how-to and it's not "perfect", but I like it well enough that I'm counting it a success. I think I'm going to call it my Four Fat Quarters bag.

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And...no comments on the dead leaves in the overgrown hedges, all right? If I have to choose between yard work and sewing...my needle and thread win every time!

8 comments:

Gumbo Lily said...

These are terrific Michele! I have been wanting to do a bag (lined) but just haven't got the guts to do one. Actually, I probably do, but I want some pretty fabric that will inspire me to go to work.

Your bags are inspirational to me too!
Jody

diXymiss said...

Wow ~ eXcellent work! I'm particularly impressed that you designed that 2nd bag yourself. Groovy!

Darcie said...

You and me both regarding the yard work!

Your bags look terrific! You're like a pro already! Two down...and now that you've got the fever and the know-how...you'll naver have enough bags! Experience talkin'! ;-)

Diana said...

Wow! Very nice! I love the red and green one, your design! Perfect fabrics too.

Kim at Thistle Dew said...

Hi Michele!

I love the bags!

And I scrolled down and read the limerick entry. Thanks for making my night!!!

Kim
:-D

Cocoa said...

Both bags turned out fantastic! Glad my instructions were at least understandable. ;D I'm very impressed with your design too.

Storybook Woods said...

Oh cute, cute, cute, I LOVE your bags. You go girl. Love Clarice

Sarah said...

saw your post over on Money Saving mom about seeing the Walgreen's ad early.
Over on www.hotcouponworld.com you can click on the walgreens, target, CVS, rite aid and grocery store threads to see the current ads and usually preview ads w/ coupon match ups.
Just thought I'd share the info w/ you :)
Have a blessed day!