When we went up to Maleny, 4 weeks ago, I bought some beautiful fabric (the one in the foreground) from Sapling Textiles, it was on the clearance table. There was just over a meter of this beautiful fabric and I thought it would make a nice bag, so thats what I did.
|The top piece of fabric, was sold as a scarf, it looks just lovely on and the bottom piece was a remnant, the last of a roll of fabric. It is so lovely as it is already patch worked together in strips|
I used the same pattern/method I have been using for a while, if you are interested it's here. Because I wanted to use every bit of this material, it has turned out slightly narrower and slightly longer than the finished dimensions of the one in the video. I also ended up with longer straps, a little too long actually and I had to sew a loop at the base of the strap, where it attaches to the edge of the bag, to take up the extra length. These loops have become "clip on" loops for keys and are very handy, no more searching the bottom on the bag for keys!
|A beautiful and practical bag made from a remnant of material that cost $8.00|
|I love it!|
I love the Missouri Star Quilt Company youtube clips. Jenny is such a wiz and a wonderful teacher. Have a look, you'll love her straight forward, easy tutorials.
So, tell me, do you have a favourite pattern you have used over and over?