Feb 23, 2011

Charm Pack Quilted Bag!

Oh, I am so proud of this bag! I have to say, it is one of the sewn projects I've made that I'm most proud. It's success is due to a) an awesome tutorial at Camp Follower Bags and b) pressing my seams at each step. Really, I never knew.

So here it is. My Charm Pack Quilted Bag!
I found this charm pack and all the supplies at my local Joann's. But the crochet flowers are special. My mom made those (she's actually relatively new to crocheting and I think she did a fabulous job). She gave these to me a few weeks ago and the colors just happen to match this bag perfectly.

Here's the inside. I really like this fabric too.
The twill handles and binding really pull the bag together. I've never used twill before, but I really liked working with it.

I meant to take some more in-progress pics, but these were all I got. You can see that I used high-loft batting on the inside. I think it worked perfectly (even though it was super cheap) because it helps the bag keep its shape.

And now I just have to figure out how I'll use this bag. For blankets? Maybe for my kids' toys? But right now, I'm happy just admiring it. It feels good to finally make something that looks good (and not stare at it and analyze all my mistakes)!

I'm linking up this bag with Tea Rose Home's Link Party. There are lots of great projects already listed on this blog and it's fun to get ideas from other participants. Check it out!

8 comments:

  1. Cute! Did you get the liner fabric from Hancock Fabrics? I'm pretty sure I have some fat quarters of that and was actually planning to re-line one of my purses with it. Cute bag, too, I like the "scribbly" stitching on the straps.

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  2. Thanks for the comments! Annie, I got that fabric from Joann's along with the rest of the stuff. Maybe I need to look into Hancock? I should probably branch out! :)

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  3. This is ADORABLE! You'll find tons of uses for this bag, I'm sure.

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  4. What a great back, really well made!

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  5. Wow..it is so pretty!

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  6. Hello, thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting on my Buttercup Bag. I wanted to reply to tell you to give it a go as it's really easy, I'm a brand new sewer and I managed it. I couldn't reply to you in the usual way as you're a no reply blogger. If you want to fix it (so people can reply to your comments really easily through their emails), go to Dashboard, click Edit Profile. The third tick box down is "show email". Make sure this is ticked - don't worry, it wont show your email address in your blog.

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