Saturday, September 18, 2010

How do like this one...

Here's another bag I finished to bring down to the Wool Lady's store in Temecula. I have been working with wool applique lately and I thought it would be fun to incorporate more of it into a bag. This bag was so much fun to make!
Here's some closeups so you can get a better idea of the fabric. The bag fabric is actually an upholstery fabric. I like using upholstery fabric on the outsides because it is so much sturdier than regular cottons. I just get the cotton ones or cotton blends. They are fun to work with and easier to keep clean. They hold up better too.

The wool ,of course, has been washed and dried and is so much fun to work with! I added buttons for the flower centers for some dimension.



I get carried away when I am sewing and I was just going to detail a couple of the leaves, but I ended up doing all of them! It was so much fun!


I kept the inside pretty plain. It's a nice cream on cream calico print for the lining and a heavier checked cotton ducking for the pockets. The pockets go all the way around, because as I've said in the past....a girl can't have too many pockets.
I hope you have enjoyed seeing my latest bag...I like showing them to you! If you are interested in getting your own custom bag...I can do that too. I have a diaper bag to create for a gal at Don's work and then a couple more to make for the Temecula store. Temecula is having an outdoor quilt show on October 2, so I want to get some more made by then.
Have a wonderful weekend everyone!!





12 comments:

Kris said...

Stunning!

Chookyblue...... said...

love the bag and the decorative stitches........

Dee said...

Love the details you add. It makes the bags individual and so cute.

Yvette said...

I love it!! I am hoping to go to that show. (Crossing fingers)

Farmchick said...

I really love this. It almost has a bit of a retro feel to it.

Cyndi said...

As always, this is a great bag, Linda! I love those wool appliqued flowers on the outside. That one should sell FAST! :o)

XOXO,

Cyndi

Susan said...

It is the touches like the decorative stitches that make your bags special...........

That one is lovely.

Annette said...

Darling bag! I have been wanting to try stitching with wool too.

Beverly said...

I love your bag, Linda. The wool applique really adds a lot. It seems to be popular right now. Where do you find your wool. It is expensive at the quilt stores. Of course it doesn't take much to do appliques.
I do hope to get to Temecula soon, but am going to Nipomo for another barn sale on that weekend.
I know your bags will do well.

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

You did a wonderful job on this bag. It's perfect for Fall :-)
Blessings,
Marcia

Ann said...

You are so good with your hands. I used to knit a lot, butt these days. I spend too much time on the computer.

Icy BC said...

Love fall decorations!