Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Another completion

Yep, I made another bag.  It's a gift (not even from me... I was "hired" to sew it) for someone who I'm sure doesn't read my blog, so I can show you without spoiling any surprise.

It's a simple tote bag.  So simple, in fact, that I didn't use a pattern this time.  I just decided the size, comparing it to a bag I own, and made it using what I've learned from making other bags.  It was very easy.

It's for someone who teaches Sunday School and needs a bag to carry her books, etc. in, thus the cross on it.  I enjoyed appliqueing that.  Below the cross is a pocket, with piping on the top edge of it.

Here's the back:

The inside has a large zippered pocket...

... and a large slip pocket divided into 2 sections and 2 pen slots:

It can hold a lot of stuff!

The outside fabric is "Wildflowers" from the Dusk colorway of Jess's Outside Oslo collection.  The lining is "Skiff", from the same.

I still have a little sewing to do, but I can't let you see that till after Christmas.  Progress feels good, though!

Linking up to amylouwhosews sew and tell:


The Luedtke Family said...

Yeah for progress! I may actually finish the scarf today. The end is in sight! I am on the 32nd row of 54 of finishing the cow patches. I like to see the hint of the end!

Anonymous said...

A very smart looking bag.
Don't be surprised when you get requests for more.


Grandma G said...

Hints of ends are GOOD, Becky! :) I can't wait to see that crazy hat and scarf!!

Thanks, Dale. Okay, I'll 'try' not to be surprised (but I really will be). ;)

Live a Colorful Life said...

Wow! You are now a pattern designer! What a great bag. Love the piping.

Grandma G said...

Thanks, Cindy!

Dayna said...

Wonderful finish! It looks so good! I love the piping on the pocket. Great design. :-)

ktquilts said...

Great gift. I just love beautiful and usefull, they are a great combo!

Heather said...

Looks great! I'll bet the recipient just loved it. :o)

Grandma G said...

Thank you so much!