Tuesday, 4 October 2011

bags of bags

I seem to have been on a bag making frenzy lately. A couple of these have been finished for a week or so but I've not got round to blogging them until now.

241 tote

First up is this one made from Alexander Henry Farmdale Blossom and some rather nice ecru linen/cotton blend. I'm sure you'll know without me saying but it's a 241 Tote from the brilliant pattern by Noodlehead.

241 tote


It's a great pattern for show casing your favourite fabric. I made the strap a bit longer so that it can be worn across the body. I've been very good and put it away to be added to my shop just as soon as I've sorted out prices. It's pretty hard to work out prices for handmade goods don't you think.


cross-body bag



Next up is the Cross-Body Bag from Michelle at Keyka Lou's pattern. I made the medium size and after my ramblings in previous posts I actually really like the plain and simple look of this one now.


pocket of cross-body bag

I used some lovely Kokka linen fabric with buttons on for the lining and a denim coloured cross-weave for the outer. I also made a brooch that I thought could be attached to the outside to jazz things up a bit. However the brooch is a tad too heavy so it would really need to be sewn on or it could just be an added extra. This one is destined for the shop too.



button flower



Now if only I could find the two reusable grocery bags I made that'd be four items for the shop.



go anywhere bag

The next one is for me, yay! It's from Noddlehead's Go-Anywhere-Bag pattern and I loves it. I've had the Heather Ross fabric for a while waiting for the perfect project and this is definitely it. The gorgeous yellow is the perfect antidote to the grim grey weather we've had up here in not so sunny Scotland. The outer is Kona Essex in Natural and I used calico for the lining, they're just about exactly the same colour which is great because I'm rapidly running out of big pieces of fabric.


gym bag 1



Last but not least is a gym bag for my youngest. The other week I realised I'd not been a good mummy and Jamie didn't have gym bag oops! So guilty me rushed home to remedy that. I made this from a pair of my jeans that were sadly no longer any use to me and some Klona cotton and Zoo Menagerie.


gym bag 2


I cut the pocket from the jeans and added a lining then attached it to the bag fabric so in fact there are two pockets on the front. I'm not really sure why he needs pockets on a gym bag but it jazzed it up a bit. As a final touch I added his initials and a little star button as he is, well 'a little star' after all.

So finally I feel properly caught up on things, phew! I'm going to link up to Sew Happy Geek's Manic Monday Linky Party - I know it's Tuesday now but submissions are still open so I'm going for it ;)

Bye for now


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10 comments:

JuneBug said...

How fantastic! I love all the fabrics you've used and especially like the Keyka Lou pattern - I'll have to check that out (now!)

Toni said...

Love all these bags! How did you know that every one of those patterns is on my list? And I love the gym bag for your son. So cute, and now I know how to repurpose a couple pairs of jeans I've been hanging on to!

If Toys Could Talk said...

I love the cross body bag. The fabrics you chose are so pretty and understated.

Sew,ray,me said...

The blue flowery fabric alongside the linen in the first bag looks lovely!

Your bags have a very professional looking finish to them so make sure you remember that when working out your prices.

Crafted by Carly said...

Wow! Love, love, love the bags!!! Especially the 241 tote - you've used such beautiful fabrics there. And you're absolutely right - the design shows them off superbly!!! You're so clever!!!
Carly
x

Katy Cameron said...

Good going on all those bags, and love that blue flowery fabric. Congrats also on finding a dry patch to photograph them in...

Kirsten N said...

Love your 241 bag in those fabrics!!

Indianna said...

Your bags are fantastic, I love the way the patterns and plains set each other off. I'm up for some bag making too as I've just ordered The Bag Making Bible by Lisa Lam - from the library as I'm too much of a skin Flint too buy patterns that I will only use once. The Noodlehead ones are tempting me though.

Gwen @ Gwenny Penny said...

Wow, great bags! I love your Go Anywhere bag. The natural color for the entire top portion looks fantastic. Love your 241 fabrics, too :)

Anna said...

beautiful job!! I'm so glad you liked my patterns. :) It's fun reading your posts. I'm going to have to try a framed purse now, my frame has been sitting around for over a year. poor thing.

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