Saturday, June 25, 2011

Going Country

Once farmer - always farmer!
After making the three tote bags for baby earlier this month, I got obsessed and have got a new craze! I have made another three bags, and here they are!
The fabrics I have used is one of the first purchase over the net, in 2008! Perhaps it was high time making something out of it. I've had a look at those fabrics several times since I bought them, but never came up with any idea what to make out of them, until now...


I have used the size of a bag pattern and manipulated the rest to make it 'my way'. I have added one zippered inside pocket. It has gussets, where I have added velcro at the top of each side to hold it together and I've added the closure (?) and buttons (it doesn't have zipper for closing). The front is changed too, and I've added a bottom to it, made from template plastic covered with one layer batting and one layer fabric. It works well. :)  


The front. It was a bit difficult to make the panel pieces straight when adding the strips on each side; it was not printed straight on the fabric, so I had to wet, stretch, pull and iron it. It's not OK, but I couldn't make it better. :)


The left, front side; cute hens! :) And the wooden buttons.


The back of the bag.

Here's another bag, where I have followed the pattern, except the ribbon and buttons, they were not mentioned...


I even managed to do the zipper without any problems! :) Only one broken needle for three bags - not bad - lol! :) This bag has one zippered inside pocket too. 


I thought it looked a bit dull without any decoration, so I added ribbon and buttons. Oh, missed the buttons here, but you can see them on the first pic.


The third bag; same as the blue, but using other colors.
Added ric rac and buttons to this one too.


So much fun making bags, and they don't take weeks to do as a big quilt.
From the leftover fabrics I have made a few other things, but that will be for another post.


13 comments:

Hilde said...

Koselige vesker med fine detaljer du har sydd. Det er deilig å være i sy stim som du er nå.

karenfae said...

cute bags, I don't usually make anything other than quilts - my sewing skills are not high for clothing and bags.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Michelle said...

How adorable!

Lappedamen said...

Veskene dine er så flotte. Morsomme stoffer som gjør seg godt på slike vesker.

Elzaan said...

Your bags look great! The embellishments are the perfect touch!

Anonymous said...

Veskene dine er bare sååå fine Astrid. Morsomme stoffer du har valgt.
Klem Anne-Kristine

ria vogelzang said...

You did a lovely job! They are great!
I think you inspired me as well........ ;))
Enjoy the weekend!

Lainee said...

Again...great choices in fabric and the red trim is just right!

janomine said...

Takk for hyggelig hilsen på bloggen min. Kjempeartige vesker du har laget. Skal titte innom for å se hva du lager videre.

Dirt Lover said...

Astrid, those are the cutest bags ever!! I would never know from your picture that the fabric panel was printed crooked. You go, girl!!
~~Lori

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Hi Astrid...love the bags, I love country too!!! Thank you for calling in...have a try with those stitches...it is fun!!! Thanks for wishes for speedy recovery for shoulder...going slow but getting there...Dzintra

PJs Lapperier. said...

Superfina väskor du sytt!
Ja, det kan lätt bli ett "virus" detta med väskor....

Bev C said...

Hello,

Great job on the bags, love the hens along the side.
Happy days.
Bev.xoxo