Hello my sweet blog friends! Happy Wednesday! I have my first sewing project to share with you but first a story as to why I made a bag…
I am one of those that can not sit in front of the t.v. without doing something with my hands. I have cross stitched since I was a kid and lately have been crocheting afghans (I’ve made five so far). My Nana taught me how to crochet when I was a child while spending a week with them every year over Spring Break. Well a few weeks ago, I put my cross stitch bag in the wash & it totally disintegrated! I guess I should have been a little more aware, I mean it was over 15 years old. But I was in a hurry and threw it in the wash with the other laundry. It was in such shreds that I had to throw it out. A sad day for me…
I was in desperate need of a new bag. It forced me to think outside the box and the SU! the Springtime Vintage Fabric was on special so what the heck I bought some. This weekend, on Sunday, I decided to sew. I haven’t sewed anything in my life except for a home Ec pillow project in the 8th grade. Haha! I followed the pattern (click here) on the Stampin’ Up! website except I added a few of my own touches. I wish I would of thought of a pocket for the inside but maybe next time.
I know there are quite a few flaws but please be kind to me when leaving a comment. I am excited and nervous showing you this…it is my first.
For the top, I added the crochet trim. I was going to add some flowers but instead decided to make the bag reversible.
You will need to order two fabric boxes as this is a bigger bag then I first thought. I actually ran out of the blue fabric. The amazing scallop square bigz die worked wonders. I could cut ten squares at once in my big shot. It was amazing!!!
Here is the inside of the bag. I added batting between each layer for an added fluffy feel. I just can’t decide which side I like better!
Fabric: Springtime Vintage Designer Fabric
Awesome Tools: Big Shot Die Cut Machine, Scallop Square Bigz Die
A Touch of Glam: Baja Breeze Seam Binding Ribbon, Victoria Crochet Trim