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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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Two more bags happened after that one.

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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. 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.
    Congratulations!!

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  2. 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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    • 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.

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  3. 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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