Thursday, May 14, 2009

Bags

Some friends and I are heading off to a retreat at the end of this month and every year for the last few years, we have ended up making a bag or sewing accessory of some kind. The above bag is Toffee Apple by Melly and Me, not made at retreat but by my DD and given to me.Some of us are making a bag that requires making some parts ahead of time. The two small quilts are for pockets. I'm just getting in early while I've got the chance.
One year I made this large bag above. It's big enough that I can carry a small quilt and hoop in it. The pattern was in a magazine and had multiple mistakes so was not so much fun until it was finished.
Another time we made the fat quarter bag to carry a large quilt in. The pattern is in this book.
This is the Sherbet bag by Melly and Me, my daughter and I made one of these each.
The bow bag by Moonshine Designs.
It stays open because of the rigiline in the top and handles.

The stable bag. Pattern is available here.
Here it is open, really this is a great bag because everything can be got at inside.


This last one was a copy of a bag bought in Singapore by one of the ladies. We called it the Singapore sling. It's a small pouch just big enough for a camera or keys and wallet. After we made these, they started appearing everywhere, even on Martha, but as a bigger version.

I never intended to have so many bags , I kinda just fell into making them, accidentally. They are handy to store different projects in to sew away from home though.

21 comments:

Janet said...

You have a lot of great bags! My favorite is the large bag with the hexagons on it.

Khris said...

Well I love them all you lucky girl especially the top bag...well done to your DD...hugs Khris

Robyn said...

All so wonderful!!
I love your work and your style.
Simply wonderfully gorgeous!!

Kathie said...

wow, we love our bags don't we?
I just love homemade tote bags and yes I always have one packed ready to go with a few baskets and the threads needed to hand applique them!
Kathie

Vickie E said...

they are awesome! I am so glad you posted. I am inspired to make a bag today...too bad I have to go to work.

Nedra said...

A woman can never have too many bags (or purses).

Stephanie said...

Well I really love bags. You're are beautiful. I love Melly and Me. They have such a fun style. That hexagon bag with pattern mistakes is drop dead gorgeous!

Quilt Hollow said...

You have quite the bag collection! They are all lovely but I have to tell you that my heart skipped when I saw the Moonshine Designs bow bag....loved that fabric choice for that!

Jackie said...

All your bags are wonderful! I have the Melly and Me pattern and that one is really cute.

*karendianne. said...

Very baggie!!! :)

Gwendie said...

I love your bags, too. They're all cute and useful looking at the same time. And thanks for linking to the patterns. That makes it so much easier to shop, not that I actually need help shopping!

Fiesta said...

Janet they are all great!

Maree said...

Love all your bags..Especially the one with the Hexagons on it...You have some Great Ones.!!
cheers

-girl from the bush said...

love all the bags! I have made the stable bag, i love it, use it all the time and it holds heaps and heaps !! mine will be worn out soon so i might do another one. sue~n.z.

Lurline said...

Great bags and would you believe it, I have a UFO with the Kaffe fabics you have used for pockets - will show soon!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Lea said...

You have wonderful collection of bags! all of are so charming.
Bags are women's best friend *S*, don't you think? ;-)

mendofleur.com said...

I love making bags. You simply can never have enough. I think your selection of fabrics and colors is so beautiful. They always look so clean and bright and happy. It is such a pleasure to visit here.

Wendy said...

Lovely bags you have made. A girl needs a new one for every retreat...right.

Meredith said...

Enjoy your retreat. I have what I call zipper phobia. I like your bags and I love that kaffe fabric. You are one creative lady.

Rhondi said...

Hi Janet
I love all your bags. I've never made one but after seeing all yours I think I'mgoing to have to have a go at it :)
Hope you're having a great weekend.
Hugs, Rhondi

Crispy said...

Ya know, making larger bags for storing projects in is a great idea and it would look pretty sitting in the closet.

Crispy