Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Bag Lady

Yesterday, I felt like doing a small achievable project, and so I made this tote bag...


...using the bottom two of these fabrics, which my lovely mum bought me as a gift and managed to squeeze into her suitcase...


and this pattern...


The fabric was a furnishing  fabric and together with the interfacing, it was a little tough going when seams crossed but we got there.  I made Tote A, as I liked the way the straps came down to the base of the bag.  It has an outer pocket on the front and an inside pocket. With a cardboard base under the lining, it is freestanding and very roomy.  Now that I have used the pattern once, it should be much quicker next time but it`s nice to do a small project, which is quick and produces something practical.


Today I`m linking up with Stitched in Color`s Celebrate Color event and Fabric Tuesday - hop over there and see what clever creative people have been up to.

Celebrate Color

22 comments:

Ellie said...

That's a rather nice bag - love the colours.

two hippos said...

great bag, lovely fabrics. Funny to see you in full summer gear, I'm sat at home in a cardigan!

sew.darn.quilt said...

Very nice tote. The colours are so pretty.

Carolyn

dutchcomfort said...

Very pretty Autumn colours, they go well with your Summer outfit!

diane said...

The bag and the fabric look great. You make a lovely model, too. Good job my friend.

Rebecca Lynne said...

Don't you just love projects that are as satisfying as that? I am dying to make AMHs Student Art Tote for this very reason. As always I love your color choices Annabella!!

pasqueflower said...

Great bag!!

Flying Blind... said...

I love the old bag, and the one she made - tee hee xxx

Rosa said...

Very cute and the color are beuatiful.

Janine said...

That's a lovely bag. I think it's really satisfying to be able to complete something quickly sometimes :)

linda said...

i love bag making that one looks fab love the fabric !!

Elizabeth said...

Well done! Doesn't lower right in the Butterick pattern look English beyond English?
Haven't started your hat yet since Claudia asked for a scarf .....0h dear, it is taking for ever!

Catherine said...

what a great bag - it did make me laugh you saying about your mum bringing the fabric over - after I had just finished reading Hadleys post about your mum and fabric :-)

Leanne said...

You're so clever. The fabric is beautiful.

Katy Cameron said...

Oooh, that turned out fab

Veronica said...

hi annabella. you are so clever and it looks great. love the fabric!

Ms. Becky said...

Hi Annabella, thanks for the welcome back. I had intended to take a week or two, and then it got to the point where I had difficulty deciding how to get back into it. sort of like orbiting the earth for awhile and then re-entering the atmosphere! your boundless talents amaze me. I wish I had a fraction of it. as others have commented - you're extraordinarily clever. and I LOVE the selfie!!! happy day to you.

Carla said...

Great Tote! I have this pattern and it's been waiting patiently for me to open up.

Amanda ~ Blue LaReve said...

I love making tote bags!! I don't own one designer bag. But I do have about 25 totes that I rotate through.

I am a fabraholic!

Archie the wonder dog said...

Love the bag! Hope your mum is having a good visit?

Paula said...

Hi, Annabella! Sorry it's been a little while. In awe of your creations!

x

Connie said...

Nice tote, and the fabric is perfect for it.