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Friday, February 19, 2010

Bag it


"Spring" break has been rather unproductive in terms of visible stitching progress and vastly productive in terms of sleep and general laziness.

However I did manage to drag out my sewing machine and put together this:



I absolutely adore it! The outside is a home decor fabric, and the inside is a silky red. However it's a lot floppier than I expected! A lot floppier!



Here it's being propped up by about a dozen paperbacks


I probably should have added some black ribbon/strips to accent. And if you're eagle eyed there's a tiny part near the bottom that didn't meet that's been fixed by hand. And the black straps aren't exactly aligned.
But that's being very nitpicky and this bag looks and feels gorgeous! I can't wait to take it outside~

I didn't use any interfacing because the outside material was heavy and the lining so silky that it was a pain to get them aligned and I'd have never managed if there'd been interfacing.

As I said: it's floppy and the sides fall in. But if I actually push them in it looks good. You can see that a bit in the first picture.

Edit: Switched my comments format after someone mentioned that they were having problems. Drop me an email if there are still issues~

14 comments:

Shannon said...

How pretty!

Dee said...

Absolutely gorgeous Blu!! I admire your sewing skills a great deal!

nima said...

that looks nice...

if you have used interfacing, the sides wouldn't have fall,but using interfacing to satin fabric is not very easy. or you can resize it and make it smaller from side, then it might not fall..then the bag will become a small tote...if you have enough stuff to carry in the bag sides will not fall inside...this bag will be perfect...

Kathy A. said...

Put enough stitching projects in there and you won't have to worry about collapsed sides. You may have to worry about making a second bag for any leftovers LOL.
I think it is a gorgeous bag and I love the red lining.

Elaine said...

Your bag is gorgeous!

Pumpkin said...

Well done Blu :o)

Txatxa said...

muy bonito felicidades

Little Cat said...

I think you've done a lovely job. It's a pretty bag and as Kathy A says, enough stitchy stash in there and it wont be floppy at all LOL

Carol said...

Great job on your bag, Blu! I love the pretty floral fabric and I think once it is loaded with stuff, you won't even notice the floppiness...

Annie said...

Beautiful bag. Nice to make something really useful too.

Lynn said...

Love that bag! You can fit an awful lot of stitching in there!
Wish I could sew. I haven't done any since high school.

Irene said...

Great bag !

stitchinfiend said...

Despite it being floppy it looks great and I can understand why you can't wait to use it.

Siobhan said...

That is SO pretty! I love the colors you used in it.