Last week I talked about how I wanted to make quilted fabric to then make a bag out of it. New for me because I’ve never made a bag before and I’ve never really quilted!
I’m so happy to report that my try something new every month for March was a success! Look at my cute bag!
I have to say I’m pretty proud of myself. I used Valencia bag pattern from Seamwork (my new favorite thing!), but first I cut a bunch of 4″ squares, made triangles, made squares again! Laid out my pieces and created large enough quilt tops so I could cut out my pattern pieces. I quilted those pattern pieces together with some batting by stitching in the ditch of the quilt pieces, then followed the directions to make the bag.
This little bag has been coming with me everywhere since I finished it! I ordered purse handles that aren’t here yet, so I stole a strap from a different bag in the mean time I wanted to wear my new bag so badly.
I’ve got a bunch of pillow forms I know will be beautiful quilted pillows soon enough. I’ve got so many fabric scraps and I could just go crazy putting the scraps together and see what patterns I can make. I’m so excited to play around again!
While I’m here talking about sewing I wanted to share a few other projects I’ve finished recently! Top is my Almada Robe from Seamwork (which I’m totally wearing RIGHT NOW!), middle is the Endless Summer Tunic from A Verb for Keeping Warm, and bottom is my Out and About Dress from Sew Caroline. Those are all links to my Kollabora account – now that I’m fully sewing again I’m using Kollabora to keep track of all my projects, so let’s connect there if you’ve got an account, too! It’s a really fun site.
Ok that’s all the sewing I’ve got for you right now! But MUCH more VERY soon I’m sure. I can’t stop!Pin It