Thursday, January 23, 2014

Practicing With My Bags

I have been visiting my sister for a couple of weeks in the pacific northwest and she got a new sewing machine for christmas.  We decided to do some practice work on her new machine, and what better thing to practice with than making a bag.  There's pockets and zippers and tricky stitching to hide seams. Great thing to try out a machine and see if it works alright.

My sister picked out some great fabric at a LQS up the street, Keepsake Cottage Quilt Shop. Amazing place! So many fabrics to choose from! She chose navy thread for the quilting and we were ready to get home and get to work.

The machine wasn't sure what to think of the extra bulk that comes with quilting and sewing quilted pieces together, but it managed. When it came to the zipper, it went in very smoothly and I did a simple whip-stitch to finish off the ends.

The pattern was based on the Honey Honey Bag I completed a couple of weeks ago, but a smaller version.  This one measures 13 inches across the top and is 3 1/2 inches wide on the bottom. Perfect for everyday errands type of thing.

We still had some fabric left over, so I am taking it home with me and I am going to try making an even smaller, and slightly different version of the bag. We'll see how it goes. I am having a lot of fun with this bag-making thing.

I am linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts for Finished Friday.  Didn't think I was going to make it, but we managed to actually get some things done between playground trips with the kids and experimenting with recipes in the kitchen. It has been a lot of fun!


  1. Just love the colors in this! Very nice!

  2. This looks like such a cherry bag. I am sure the zipper will keep everything inside. ;)