Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Margaret Bag

I finished a bag that I started about a week ago. It took me awhile. I have never done pleats and so many pockets before. I do love it and may make a few for Christmas. It is really big and roomy inside. I used this pattern and tutorial over at OhFransson!

I am so used to making flat objects that it took me awhile to do some pretty simple things like sew the liner into the bag. I tried and the straps were sticking out the sides in a weird way so I had to rip it apart and start over. I did eventually figure it out. It has pleats so it will expand and it will fit across my chest, which I really like. I also added four pockets to the interior with velcro to keep everything safe. I am pretty happy with the way it turned out and am going to try it out tomorrow. Thanks for stopping by!

10 comments:

APA said...

Oh, wow! I love it! Roomy, a nice long strap, pleats, a loop and button and pockets. I hadn't thought about pockets like these. Uhm, yum. More wonderful ideas! Did I mention I love the fabrics? Yes, in fact, I need a black bag. Something else for my list! The next one you make will be a breeze. Wonderful gifts, for sure. And thank you for the link!

jovaliquilts said...

It's a great bag -- I love your fabric choices!

Dionne said...

Wonderful bag. (I also love the tree skirt). You have been busy!

bearbear said...

I am convinced you can do anything you put your mind to! It's a great bag, fabrics, style, everything and dittos on the link!

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

Great bag! I saw that tut but haven't done anything with it yet. Thanks for the inspiration :)

Stephanie D. said...

I like that! I haven't tried any purses or bags beyond the Christmas bags I make for our presents to go into, so I am totally befuddled by linings.

Nice job!

em's scrapbag said...

What a great bag. Love the colors. Looks so roomy too.

Anonymous said...

Very crreative and crafty! Merry SITSmas!

Kelly Fletcher said...

Love the black and white fabric! Nicely made.

karenfae said...

Love the bag, I have thought I should start making some bags also as I seem to go through them quickly and never satisfied with the one I have, I should get one of the books with all the patterns in them.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/