Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Fabric Tuesday #34

I'll start out by saying that I am having a fabulous time getting to know my new machine! It's been great trying out all the new features that I didn't have on my Brother (which I still love and feel is a fantastic machine - espeically for starting out!! The most user-friendly machine I've seen!).

I'm linking up to Quiltstory's Fabric Tuesday again this week :)

Here's what I've been working on - just finished up yesterday: a sleek 241 tote bag!








I used this wonderful pattern by Anna over at Noodlehead. I love her blog - very inspirational! She's got some wonderful patterns for sale and several nice tutorials as well. I first saw this pattern over on Heather's blog. It's another wonderful one to check out if you haven't already.

More about the bag: I used Heather Bailey's Nicey Jane (that I won a few months ago from this blog) for the exterior center panel and the lining of the bag. The exterior side panels are Kona solid in Taragon (love this color!) and the pockets and strap are some really nice natural linen I found on sale a while back. I love the texture the linen adds! I added an interior pocket in the Taragon, too. I personalized the bag with a small detail - a tag on the strap with one of the sweet stitches on my new machine ("love").

I really enjoyed making this bag and the pattern was great - very easy to follow instructions and great photos. I would recommend it highly. The only change I made to the pattern was that I made the strap a little bit longer - I'm long-waisted (and short-legged... *boo*hiss*), so I cut the strap 30".

Happy Fabric Tuesday :)

12 comments:

  1. Oh, I absolutely love this! You've outdone yourself... That little "love" tag is marvelous!

    Will head on over to the other blogs you referenced, too. BTW, I found this through the Flickr group it's posted on. Lovely!!!

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  2. Oh, I really like the shape of that bag - well done!

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  3. First off - love the bag! Secondly I just got a new machine this week too. I had a brother, very basic but great I agree, but aren't new machines all fancy and fun?

    Stopping by thanks to QS!

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  4. Very, very nice! I love the fabric you used and the style of the bag is great! I like Noodlehead too!

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  5. What a pretty functional bag. I love the pockets!
    Mrs. Hearts

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  6. The "love" tag is such a great addition! It's hard to go wrong with Heather Bailey's fabrics, and your solids look like they were meant to be used with them!

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  7. Great bag! I love Nicey Jane!

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  8. I <3 Nicey Jane! That bag is so pretty!

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  9. Love the bag & the fabulous fabrics you used! Gorgeous! I'm dying to buy this pattern every time I see a new bag made with it!

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  10. Very cute! I just got a new "big girl" machine too that I'm having fun getting to know!

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  11. I've never had the confidence to make a bag. Maybe someday. Yours looks great!

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