Friday, December 28, 2012

A New Bag


Among all the gift making this past month, I did manage to sew something just for me.  I used the sidekick pattern from Noodlehead.

  
It is a great size and a great pattern and I definitely plan on making more.  I haven't used many patterns before and I didn't really have any neat tools to use for tracing the pattern (I used a bit of masking tape to hold the paper pattern to my fabric while cutting - yikes!) but it still worked out fine.  I think I'll add figuring out how to use paper patterns to my 2013 sewing goals.  Oh, and I didn't use any interfacing because I didn't have any . . . or any purse hardware.  Yes, I guess next time I make the bag, it will be quite different but I still really like this one!


Hope everyone had and is having a great holiday season!  I think I might be doing a bit of stash building later this morning - especially after seeing that Marmalade Fabrics is having 20% orders and Contemporary Cloth is having 25% off plus Fat Quarter Shop just added a bunch of new items to their sale section and Tactile Fabrics has lots of fabrics on my wish list in stock.

Linking to Crazy Mom Quilts.

15 comments:

  1. Darling! Always nice to make something for yourself.

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  2. I love this bag - especially how the exterior is quite restrained and elegant, and the lining is a fun pop of colour. I have to say, of all bag patterns, Noodlehead's are the ones that tempt me the most!

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  3. Beautiful bag. I love the nice pop of color from the front pocket. It is just lovely.
    I don't know if it is the right way to do it (that is how my mom taught me) when using patterns I pin the paper and the fabric together to hold them in place.

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  4. How great that you managed to fit in some sewing for yourself Beth. Given all the bits you didn't have for this bag I think you did a great job!

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  5. I love it! Especially that gray fabric you used - I have a thing for gray these days :)

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  6. Ooooh that is fantastic Beth!
    I have been loving the look of this pattern and your fabric choices are sublime.

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  7. If only all my cash could be for fabric;) I love your bag---so dang cute!

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  8. Beautiful! I'll never get tired of prints against linen!

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  9. Oh....I love your new bag. I'll have to check out this pattern!! Perfect fabrics....contrasting against the solid.

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  10. Thats a really nice bag you have made there. Nice model. Might try to make something like that in the future. Happy New Year. ;)

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  11. I really really love that bag - so cool!

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  12. Very cool - that bag is on my 2013 to do list :)

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  13. This is fab, welld one, and hope you had a great Christmas! : )

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