Friday, December 04, 2009

sew & tell - the bag is complete!

I finally finished it!  I think it turned out pretty cute.  I was really fretting over this bag - my client wanted a few modifications to my original pattern and I was nervous about making it work for her.  I hope she likes it!


One of the fabrics she liked was from the Snippets line by American Jane.  I liked it too so I got the coordinating stripe for the lining.

Instead of the two larger (diaper and wipe) sized pockets she asked for a cell phone pocket.  Luckily my husband has the same one, so I know it will fit!


She also opted for a zipper pocket.  I used this tutorial at Sew, Mama, Sew.  It's pretty good, but it always takes me a few times doing it to really get it right.

It has the cute floral on the inside of the pocket....oh! I forgot to get a picture of that, just a sec.....


there we go! cute, right?  And did you notice the polka-dot key holder?


She also wanted the bag to be able to stand up on it's own.  I think I achieved that!


I was a little worried until I figured out how to line it.  I use Pellon's fusible Thermolam (thicker than their fusible fleece, and doesn't pucker if ironed with steam).  I typically only put the interfacing on the lining of the bag.  But I decided for more stability to line the outer fabric AND the lining.  I'd say it stands up on it's own pretty well!

Two straps were requested instead of the one messenger style.  I actually like this length. It hits right about the hip so you can tuck it under your arm while the straps hold it on your shoulder.

It's off to the post office my mailbox with a million stamps (that I got from the machine so I don't have to go back). Cross your fingers that it will be well-received!


P.S. There was a glitch with our Sew & Tell button over the long weekend.  I have new code over there on my sidebar.  If you are new - grab it if you'd like!  If you've had our button up - you'll need to switch to this new code.  Sorry for the trouble!

Time to share!
1. Link to your specific post (email me if you have questions about that.)
2. Please mention us here and link back to this post so everyone can join in.
3. Pat each other on the backs in the comments!

Can't wait to see what you've done!

34 crafty mcCrafters commented:

Dotty Jane said...

Great bag! Love that fabric.
I didn't get anything finished for today (too many home improvement projects) but I can't wait to see what everyone else has done:)

Rene' said...

Love your bag Amy!!! Thanks for sharing all the details and how-tos. Great combination of fabrics. Fun surprises with the floral inside the pocket and the polka dot key holder.

Nina... said...

Great bag! So bright and cheery. Your client will love it.

Sew It Up! said...

It's so cheerful and pretty. Love the colors. Great idea with the key holder. HAve a wonderful weekend!

Dee said...

Oh my golly, this is just the cutest lil' thing! I love it Amy! You did such a good job and all the little details are perfect!

Wonderfully fabulous Friday Finish from you prego! Hope you and the tater tot are doing well!

Merry Christmas!

SueWis said...

Love the bag! I'm going to have to give that zippered pocket a try soon.

Fresh Poppy Sisters said...

super cute bag, I want one !

Natalia said...

This bag is darling! I love all the little details that you've added, the key holder and a zipper! Good job!

beth said...

Cute bag there! Love that fun fabric!

Valerie said...

Love the bag! I think it is great. Hey, I want to add my name to the list but it will be tonight or tomorrow before listing my sew and tell. Is that ok?

Alisa said...

Your bag is beautiful, Amy!s

Diane said...

The bag turned out great! Love all the details.

I am sad that I have nothing to share this week... I have not been able to even touch my sewing maching in the past week :( maybe today!!!

Lesly said...

Great bag - I love that cheery fabric! So sad I ain't got nuttin' to show for a finish this week, although I have been busy piecing. I'm saving myself for a big finish next week!

bumblebeebags said...

great job Amy!!! one of these days I have a slow moment to post something on a friday!!! Hey I put up a pic of my christmas tree I finally got decorated.....does that count? :)

Barb said...

Love the bag and colors...

Sara said...

Love the bag - it really turned out nice.

Hopefully, I will be back before midnight with my finish for this week!!

Julie said...

I must agree, very cute bag. That's cool that your client wanted a few modifications, now that you know how to do them they make nice additions. I love the inside the pocket shot, very pretty touch. You are so talented!
love ya, Julie

Mrs Moen said...

What a lovely and happy bag; we could all need something that cheerful this time of the year!

Amy - Park City Girl said...

I haven't been her ALL WEEK - I love your new header!! The bag is adorable, so bright and cheery! Hope you have a great weekend :)

Busy Little Quilter said...

I love your bag! I have always been afraid to try a zippered pocket like that. I'll have to check that out at Sew Mama Sew.

I posted a link for my Sew and Tell Friday. I'm also having a giveaway, so be sure to check it out!

Catherine said...

Your bag has turned out fabulous! Great job! I 'm sure the recipient will love it! Will have to check out the zippered pocket tutorial.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Your bag turned out great! Love the fabric :-)

allyn said...

perfect, as usual. very lovely. sorry i didn't participate today. i have something, but no pictures and no time to post.

Karen said...

Congratulations on finishng the bag. It looks great. It feels so good to finish something and cross it off the list (actual or imaginary)

sewtakeahike said...

Great job on the bag Amy! Thanks for the tips on the interfacing, I never know for sure which one to use! I think I need to take an interfacing 101 course. I didn't know that's why it puckers!

Pokey said...

Your purse is very nice, thank you for the tutorial. I think the zipper inside is a good idea, that is the part that looks challenging.

Jennifer said...

The bag is very cute! I love the stripes.

Thanks for doing this every week Amy, I just love seeing everyone's projects!

Whimsical Creations said...

That is adorable!! I am sure she will LOVE it!

tara said...

I love the inside zipper pocket. It looks so crisp.

Valerie said...

I love your bag! It is darling. I finally got my Sew and Tell Friday project posted! Thanks for the encouragement.

Jenny said...

This is such a pretty bag, Amy. I love the bright, vibrant, cheery colors. By the way ... you have quite the following! :) Love ya!

ktquilts said...

Love the bag! Aorry for the late entry, been having much to do with the holidays here!!

Blessings,

KT

Sharon said...

That is simply gorgeous - love the fabrics!

Sara said...

I can't figure out how to leave my link...

But, I finished something -

http://fabricnfiberfanatic.com/?p=1273

Sara

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...