Sunday, 3 March 2013

Second time lucky

 
After the (sort of) success of my blue bag I thought I’d have another go at making one – and hopefully this time do it properly...

I had a five sun tops that were no longer wearable (long story that involved a faulty batch of sunscreen but I did get £50 compensation to buy some replacement fabric) so, along with scrap fabric that I had left from making some skirts, I cut out 46 five inch squares. 


Once the squares had been stitched together I quilted the bag, this time, using diagonal lines. 


The lining was made completely from a sun top. I simply cut the top into two then cut and pieced the fabric to fit the bag. 


The top edge was binded using the same fabric as the handles and the flap.


As the bag is quite large and only has a press-stud on the flap to keep it fastened, I added ties at the ends of the bag. To neaten the tie ends I made little ‘bells’. 


Have a great week.


Gertie xx  


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13 comments:

  1. This is really pretty, I love the fabric and the ties are a great touch.

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  2. Fabulous! Just my sort of thing! I think using patches cut from other things is patchwork in the original way it probably started. Your mum will be very happy and you know what to make her for mothers' day now!

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  3. You always make such good using of pre-loved fabrics, what a brilliant idea. You've made a lovely bag x

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  4. Such a cute bag and full of character! :) i love the variety of fabrics you've used x

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  5. Very pretty :) I like the diagonal quilting on this one

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  6. A lovely bag that looks big enough to be practical too.

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  7. A very useful bag! I love the little bell details :)

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  8. YAY!!! I've finally managed to post a comment. I've been trying for weeks without success :)

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  9. I really like the way you re-use older fabrics. Not only that but you make such lovely things with them. Great colours :)

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  10. Wow! You are so talented. I wish I could sew and quilt like you. It's a lovely bag.

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  11. What a gorgeous bag - well done, it's really lovely! I'm envious of quilters, it's a real talent! Have a good week, Simmi x

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  12. Very pretty. Love all the different blue shades of fabric.

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  13. A great way to recycle fabrics, an all purpose bag that looks special too!
    Wendy x

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