Friday, December 2, 2011

Bag Sewing

My paper boat baby quilt is ready for quilting, but I've got some Christmas gifts to get in the mail first.  A family member asked for a few totes, and I decided to buy the Jane Market Bag pattern, after seeing so many great ones on flickr.  I used Outside Oslo home dec weight fabric for the body, and I paired it with Joel Dewberry's Aviary 2.  They go together perfectly.
The tote is a great size for groceries, books, anything you need to tote really.  I like that it stands on it's own too (if you use some fusible fleece as the interfacing).
With the scraps from my market bag, literally, I made these two zipper bags, from Elizabeth's pattern.  She uses a unique process to insert the zipper, and it worked beautifully.  This is the best my zippers have ever looked.
More Christmas gifts to make.  Does anyone else want to keep one of each item they are making?  That's really slowing me down. :)


Anonymous said...

REALLY love your bags-the market one and the little zips. And had a chuckle @ your comment re:wanting to keep what you've made. So true!

(I'm working on aprons for my married daughters and am thinking of maybe having to make one for myself!! Ha!)

At any rate-great job!!

Alexis Deise said...

OOh, love it! Those three fabrics go together so well! And yes, I also have the disease where I want to keep everything I make. :) I had to make two of the table runners I made for my mom so I can keep one.

Susan said...

These are great! I love the combination of fabrics! Very striking!

**nicke... said...

i am in so much trouble! i have such a long list and have yet to really get started! i think that i haven't started because i will want to keep everything i make, just like you!!! ;) i really need to buy elizabeths pattern.

Susan Jonsson said...

Love your fabric choices. I have the bird fabric and love the X fabric you have used. Any chance you can identify it for me?