It’s in the Bag

After an all-day sewing lesson to learn how to make a tote bag, I came home with the green bag you see below.


I thought I’d make another one very similar to the green one and give it away as a Christmas gift. Two bags done. Then the quilting retreat was coming up and I needed a project. Two more bags were made. Then I made a third peach-coloured bag but this time I made it smaller. That was fun.


Now I was feeling braver and it was taking half as longย to make them. The blue bag was smaller and has a flap with a button. But don’t be fooled. The button is just for decoration. There is no buttonhole underneath, but rather Vel-cro to fasten the flap. The button was made by the Captain from the antlers of a deer he shot about 40 years ago.


I experimented and made a different kind of bag (below), also with a fake button from a real deer.


Someone special mentioned that she would love to have a bag like the blue one but smaller, so this next one was a bit of a challenge. I’m happy with how it turned out though. I’d now made a total of eight bags, some small, some medium, and some large.


Two more bags happened after that one.


I’ll probably make more because they’re fun to sew and easy to make. You might say I’ve turned into a bag lady.

31 thoughts on “It’s in the Bag

  1. Gladys

    Excellent choices in fabric and lining! Some of the fabrics look slightly familiar.
    I feel quite guilty as I have only made one bag so far even though I plan to make more as gifts for next Christmas.
    But 2 Queen-size quilts is all I can manage right now.

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    1. wordsfromanneli Post author

      The queen-size quilts would be very daunting for me. The bags are great because they’re short-term projects. And yes, you would recognize the fabrics. I’m having so much fun with them.


  2. Sonja Forrester

    I love them all!! Yes, you are definitely the most talented “bag” lady I know. ๐Ÿ™‚ Love the blue ones the best, although the peach ones are a very close second! Beautiful and so useful! Who knew that you would someday become such a bag lady, and be so proud of that title?

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    1. wordsfromanneli Post author

      Your bag isn’t on here. I didn’t take a picture of it by itself. It has the placemats and mug rugs on the same photo. But it is basically the same as those peachy ones only a bit smaller.


      1. Lori

        Hey, there’s always ebay … or etsy! Make a bit of extra money? If not, I’m sure your blogger friends wouldn’t mind getting one in the mail. ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  3. Pat

    Love the water ripples, very nice. I would love it if you would start making these for sale. I need one big enough to accommodate my cushion. Fake hips don’t like hard surfaces. ๐Ÿ™‚

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