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wrap it up bag, urban home goods edition

Here’s the second half of my projects for the urban goods home swap.  It took me forever to settle on just exactly what I wanted to make.  I had another idea in mind for a while and then as soon as Penny released her new Wrap it Up Bag pattern, I knew it was just the ticket.

I used up pretty much ever spare scrap of the fabrics I had leftover after making the sewing machine cover, so it was really an adventure in patchwork.  Even the some small cutting errors I made ended up being something I really liked in the end. 
I added in some hand stitching to the front of the bag, just because I love how it adds that little special something to the project.  I also included an interior pocket.  I’m hoping it’ll work for my swap partners knitting bag, but I think it’ll be a really functional bag no matter what she chooses to do with it. 
Of course the handy little feature I love most about the Wrap it Up Bag pattern is the little snap closure, perfect for rolling up and tossing it in your purse – once I make one for myself I know I’ll never be without a re-usable bag.

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32 Responses to wrap it up bag, urban home goods edition

  1. Vickie 03.10.2011 at 8:06 am #

    Darling bag, Anna! I saw that pattern, as well. I have yet to make a bag and this looks like a great one! The fabrics you used are lovely. I really like the hand stitching on the front, too. Nice touch.

  2. Jessica at Me Sew Crazy 03.10.2011 at 8:11 am #

    very very cute! Love the fabric, and the hand stitches really does give it the perfect finishing touch. You have one lucky partner!!!

  3. noolygirl 03.10.2011 at 8:22 am #

    adorable! how long did it take? i am considering this pattern to make bags for 10 friends….. is that a good idea?

  4. aneela 03.10.2011 at 8:36 am #

    I’m thinking there are going to be a lot of crossed fingers out their in urban home goods swap land….

  5. Gwen @ Gwenny Penny 03.10.2011 at 8:48 am #

    Thanks for introducing me to this pattern. I love that it rolls up. Your bag is beautiful, and I’m sure your swap partner will love it. The hand stitching really is a perfect touch.

  6. Jeni 03.10.2011 at 8:52 am #

    this is so super cute! your partner is going to love it! i love the fabrics and colors you paired with the ruby rising print! super cool :)

  7. amy 03.10.2011 at 8:57 am #

    Really great! LOVE that it has the built in strap! Beautiful details Anna!

  8. jill 03.10.2011 at 9:19 am #

    It looks great! I have been drooling over this fabric, how much fabric does the bag require?

  9. Melissa Lewis 03.10.2011 at 9:52 am #

    Love it! I love that it wraps up. Great job!

  10. Jessica 03.10.2011 at 9:58 am #

    i need that transistor radio fabric.

  11. Angela 03.10.2011 at 10:11 am #

    I agree with Aneela! What a fun swap, your items are fantastic. I’ve been wanting some of that fabric, too!

  12. erica 03.10.2011 at 10:16 am #

    I’ve been hoarding my RSR fabric since I got it a few months ago…time to pull it out! This is a great bag Anna! Love the hand stitching detail…so unique!

  13. Kelli 03.10.2011 at 10:19 am #

    Ooh, I’m not even in the swap and I wish I was your partner! Great job, as usual!

  14. virginiamae 03.10.2011 at 10:55 am #

    So cute!

  15. Rachael 03.10.2011 at 11:18 am #

    Great project! Really pretty. I love the colours and fabrics you’ve used. Well done!

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  16. A Pretty Life in the Suburbs 03.10.2011 at 11:36 am #

    This is so so pretty! Love the fabrics!

  17. Tara 03.10.2011 at 11:53 am #

    Talk about setting the bar high! Love the hand stitched details and color choices. Really, really nice!

  18. florzinha Tá 03.10.2011 at 1:21 pm #

    Ficou linda..
    E super pratica..

  19. Rachel Hauser 03.10.2011 at 2:13 pm #

    It’s adorable – especially the hand quilting. Sometimes I just get so lazy at the end and want to be “done.” It’s good to be reminded how even just a little hand work can add a lot of personality.

  20. Scrummy Scrapz aka Lizzie 03.10.2011 at 2:49 pm #

    Love the bag, and did see that fabric for sale but didn’t think of it to make a bag, superb and so chic!

  21. Kerry 03.10.2011 at 3:09 pm #

    I love the fabrics you put with the radio print and the stitching detail really makes it! Especially the little cross stitches. A very lucky recipient!

  22. girlforallseasons 03.10.2011 at 4:26 pm #

    My fingers are crossed! The details of this bag are lovely–the hand stitching and the lining are wonderful touches.

  23. Jess 03.10.2011 at 6:27 pm #

    this is perfect! what a cool bag.

  24. Katie 03.10.2011 at 9:36 pm #

    so so SO cute!

  25. amy smart 03.11.2011 at 1:04 am #

    I love this!

  26. Christie @ A Lemon Squeezy Home 03.11.2011 at 2:34 am #

    Anna, I just love your choice of fabrics! It’s really cool. You are really so great with your finishing touches!

  27. Екатерина Смирнова 03.11.2011 at 8:33 am #

    I love this bag!

  28. Anne Marie 03.11.2011 at 5:18 pm #

    I love your version of it & the fabrics you chose!

  29. Alecia 03.12.2011 at 10:18 am #

    I was REALLY hoping this was coming to my house but my bubble is now burst with the knitting comment about the bag. Your partner is one seriously lucky lady!

  30. Melissa 03.12.2011 at 10:39 am #

    The hand stitching is great… a lovely bag!

  31. katie jean 03.15.2011 at 12:55 am #

    That is some bag! and I love the fabrics you used. It’s fun to mix up the outside and inside fabrics. Like a little hidden surprise!

  32. jayayceeblog 03.19.2011 at 2:28 pm #

    Completely wonderful and the little snap closure just seals the deal!

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