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Sunday, May 31, 2009

NEW BAGS!!!!!!!

As I’m sure you’ve noticed I tend to do many different types of crafts. It seems that I go in spurts…sometimes I’m really into quilts…sometimes jewelry…well, lately it has been bags. I have three new bags to show you today that I am very excited about! (all three are quite different as well!)

018The first bag is my ‘Batik Saddle Bag Purse’. I’m sure you can see in the picture why it’s called a saddle bag purse. The bag ‘hangs’ over the handle like a saddle bag might. I used some gorgeous batik fabrics for the exterior of the bag, a beautiful hand-dyed purple fabric for the pocket lining, and commercially printed brown and beige fabric for the inside of the bag.

I embellished the bag with a fabulous mixture of hand-dyed fibers 020and sparkly fibers…mostly in purples and browns. The bag is bound with a black printed commercial fabric.


Circular Wooden Handle: 6” diameter

Overall Bag: approximately 12.25” (w) x 16.25” (h)

Pockets (2): approximately 11.5” (w) x 12” (d)

025The next bag I made I am calling my Coneflower Bag – Large. I have made a few other bags similar to this one: Patchwork Poppies, Butterfly Batiks and a few other’s that have sold already. I love the pattern and I love that I don’t have to cut up gorgeous fabric…I can use larger pieces to show off just how beautiful the fabric is.

I purchased the fabric for the exterior of this bag from fabricalacarte on etsy. The beautiful floral print is called Free 027 Spirit Fabrics - 'Prairie Gothic' - Coneflower in Dusky and the dotted fabric on the edge of the bag is called Free Spirit Fabrics - 'Prairie Gothic' - Dots in Sky. They go together just beautifully. The entire exterior of the bag is quilted.

I lined the interior of the bag with a gorgeous fabric that I hand-dyed blue. Two pockets, one using the Coneflower in Dusky and one using Dots in the Sky are also on the interior of this bag. I added a button closure to this bag.


Bag: 17” (w) x 13” (h) x 3.75” (d)

Handles (2): 19.5”

Pockets: 1 (Coneflower in Dusky): 4.5” (w) x 6.25” (h)

2 (Dots in the Sky): 8.125” (w) x 6” (h)

033 The last bag I’m going to share with you is a slightly modified version of one I previously talked about…Flower Power Purse is a fabulous bag! It’s large and fits comfortably on your shoulder (I kept the first one I made!).

It is a more detailed bag than you can usually find in my shop with darts and pleats but I really think it’s worth it…they add a lot to the bag.

I used a fabulous quality home decor fabric for the exterior of the 035 bag and a vintage-looking yellow printed cotton for the interior of the bag. I also added one pocket to the interior that is split into two sections: one measuring approximately 2.5” x 5” and the other measuring approximately 5.75” x 5”. A button closure keeps this bag closed on the top.


Bag Body: Approximately 23” (w) x 10” (h) x 4” (d)

Handle: Approximately 25”


Mommyof2girlz said...

Great work! Stopping by from MBC to follow and say hi :)

Jennifer said...

I love your things, they're so cute!

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