Saturday, February 4, 2012

Quilted bag

So for Christmas I had a jelly roll of material from Moda called 'Wing It' which I absolutely loved the colour of; recently I had some time to play about with my sewing machine and thought that I would try to make a quilted bag - this is my attempt... 
I sewed together strips of the material to make a larger piece and then sandwiched some wadding between the front piece and a plain piece of calico for the inside.  I then stitched it all together to make a bag, and stitched a longer piece lengthways for the handle.  I wanted a bit of an accent on the front so found some red material and made a fabric flower using a tutorial from MollieMakes magazine.
 To button the top I added a buttonhole at the front and a heart-shaped button from Cath Kidston.
 I really liked the idea of this being a journaling bag so I put a notebook and pen inside and will be giving it as a gift to a friend :)

I went outside to take the pictures as the sun was shining and it really brought out the colours of the bag :) it looked so lovely I took some more pictures of the views from the back of our house and just thought I'd share them :) love that winter sunshine!

 Happy stitching everybody!  Have a great weekend :)

Gayle xx

3 Scrappy thoughts:

Kristin said...

Oh Gayle! I absolutely love this! The colors are perfect! Not to mention the cute little rose and red button accent. Great bag!


Michelle said...

What a great bag, Gayle. I love the red accents!!!

dianapena8 said...

Love your bag, make more to sell :)