Friday, July 9, 2010

Sew much fun!

I was eating cherries the other day, and believe me, I do a lot of that in the summer, and got inspired to make a new bag to put on my Etsy site. I got this Mary Engelbreit fabric by Moda a while back because it was so cheerful and summery. And of course right now I am really into polka dots...they are just too much fun!


Viola! A new bag inspired by my over eating! The cherries are made of wool. I appliqued them by hand on some white cotton canvas. That is a pocket on the front...it is kind of hard to tell in the picture. I lined the pocket with more of the cherry fabric. It's a good size pocket...8 1/2 inches across. I lined the inside with more of the polka dot fabric. The red and white fabric is cotton canvas as well...very durable. I made pockets going all around the inside out of the cherry fabric for all things a girl needs to carry. I think we can never have enough pockets. The bag is quilted in a diamond pattern. I like how quilting makes them so much more durable. This bag can stand up by itself and that's a good thing when you're trying to locate something in the bottom of the bag.
I like creating new and different bags. I have a basic pattern I started out with and every one has a bit different look. I never know how they will end up until I'm finished. Sewing is like that for me...come to think of it everything is...I never have a plan!
I think the sun has come out so you will find me in the garden for the rest of the day! Enjoy!



14 comments:

deb said...

omg its soooooooooo cute!!!!! love it!

Beverly said...

That is just the cutest bag, Linda. You do a great job on these. Loved the black and white one too. It's great how you can make them all look so different with just a basic pattern. Love those big buttons too.

Katy~The Country Blossom said...

I am a huge fan of M.E. !!! :) That bag is absolutely beautiful!!!! :)

Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

I love cherries; this bag is wonderful. And then I saw the black bag in a previous post, and it's great as well! You are very talented. Very nice blog, too!!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Linda, This bag is so adorable! I also like the black and white one in a earler post. Thanks for your visit and sweet note. Have a great weekend.
xo, Sherry

La Maison Reid said...

oh my gosh another cute tote. I am just gonna have to put that on the top of my list of things to make SOOOOON!

Lee Prairie Designs said...

Very cute tote! Love the fabric. Hope you are haveing a great weekend. Carolyn

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Very cute Linda. Very summery.

Cyndi said...

Love the tote, Linda. That M.E. cherry fabric is too, too cute and I LOVE that big rick rack! I'm sure that won't last long in your shop!

XOXO,

Cyndi

Judy S. said...

Love your cheery cherry bag, Linda! The red button and big red rick rack make a perfect finish.

Kris said...

Darling Linda!

Terry said...

You make lovely bags! I really need to start making mine a little nicer, with pockets and buttons and such.

Stephanie said...

Yummy cherries. Love the peek of jumbo rick rack.

Vonna said...

I don't know why these other ladies didn't snap it up...but I did ;O)