I decided to spend a little time playing the other day so I got out some wild fabric to make a couple bags. What do you think…..a 70’s look? One bag is 8 inches wide and the other is about 15 inches.
This is a piece of batik that I bought sight unseen about a year ago. It
is very heavy and the white swirl and green leaves are actually paint. I
didn’t care for it and it was shoved to the bottom of my batik pile.
I actually like the fabric mixed with a solid and I was concerned about stitching through the painted part but had no problem. I had found a pattern I liked about a year ago and then couldn’t remember where I had put the link. I search Fire Fox, Chrome and finally found it the other day in my Internet Explorer bookmarks.
The link to the tutorial is at May Your Bobbin Be Always Full – the neat thing about her tutorial is that you make 5 bags at one time. Since I was using “guiney pig” fabric I just made a piece, cut one bag the size she showed and made a bigger one with the leftovers.
I’m thinking now of making a big beach bag out of this fabric that I’m kind of liking now.
Thanks everyone for entering my Blog Party Giveaway, Builder Bob enjoyed all the comments and I’m hoping I can get him to make more for me to give away in the future!
and the winner is…………………….
Congratulations to Cyn from Cyn’s Quilted Travels – I’ll be sending you a email for your address.
Wish I could stay and visit today or at least quilt but Builder Bob has other plans….painting cement walls in the basement…..yuck.