The Bag

This bag, oh, this bag.  If I could tell you how much I struggled with this silly bag!  You would laugh.  It looks pretty straightforward, but this is the project where I re-did, ripped seams, re-did again, cut, cut again, put in grommets, re-did the grommets, the list goes on…

I definitely wouldn’t recommend this pattern (the Market Bag pattern) to a beginner that’s for sure.  Lots of pieces to cut out and figure where exactly they belong.  My mom picked out this pattern at my other favorite local quilt shop.  I thought it was a cute bag — and it is!  She asked me to make it for her about 2 months ago now, and I just finished it and gave it to her for Christmas. 

I used a black wool corduroy and some other black/white fabric (sorry I have no idea what to call it), and the ties and lining are made from Paula Prass’ Summer Soiree Best Friend in black.  I really like how it came together in the end.  I actually think I might attempt to make another bag following this pattern for myself!  It has lots of great pockets for all sorts of goodies.

One thought on “The Bag

  1. Christina says:

    I’m so glad you stopped by my blog so I could find yours. It is full of so much inspiration – you are quite the busy bee. I especially love your header the explanation of two mommies drawn by your daughter. It’s funny how kids perceive things. Good job on the bag – I find that I normally can’t follow directions and just make them up as I go along (using the dimensions for reference). Go figure that I write patterns for others when I myself don’t use them.

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