Sunday, January 22, 2012

Bag - Simplicity 2617

Hi, hope your all having a great weekend.  So what do you do when, its cold outside? make bags of course!  I mentioned in the Amy Butler Birdie Sling Pattern Review   about the amount of fabric I had left over from making the bag,  so I had a look through all my patterns and decided to make the bag from this pattern:

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Line Drawing

I had more than enough fabric to make this bag, even enough for the lining, I added in a contrast fabric from my stash for the patchwork, as I wanted this to be slightly different in colour form the Amy Butler bag I made.

I didn’t follow the pattern exactly as it had an inside pocket with a zip and I am a beginner! so zips at the moment scare me!  I can sew them in but they don’t always work out like I want them to, it is a little bit hit and miss!  So I left the pocket out all together. 

This bag also included a magnetic snap closure and I didn’t have one on hand, so I had a look at another pattern and found this neat little loop closure with a button, just the perfect thing to try out the covered button gadget I bought the other week.  I can see myself putting buttons on everything!

Apart from the above changes I found this bag a lot of fun to make, it came together really easy and I enjoyed adding a little stitched pattern along the seams of the patchwork, something I haven’t done before. I really like the handle on this bag, as it seems extremely solid. I love the way this bag turned out.  This bag is certainly easy enough for a beginner to make. So enough of me going on here is the bag I made ………….

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DSC09991If you look close enough you might be able to see the decorative stitch I used, the same one they used in the pattern

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Like I mentioned its cold here in Wisconsin this weekend so I also made a start on another bag, which I hope to share with you some time next week.  Here is a little teaser of the fabric I am using, check bag next week to see the finished bag.

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14 comments:

  1. A gorgeous, little handbag!!! You've matched your fabric beautifully, so it looks totally different to the birdie sling. Love the button closure and the flap.

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  2. That's a sweet bag! Tangerine is THE color for this year and this is a great way to use it!

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  3. I agree with Pam. I love the covered button and the flap. I purchased a different Simplicity pattern a few days ago that has the same detail. I can't wait to try it myself. Also, I see you really like the designer fabrics, especially from Joel Dewberry. I would recommend checking out Modern Fabric Studio for great deals on his prints. I purchased some of the exact same fabric, but in a different color, and only paid roughly $6 a yard. Can't wait to see your next bag!

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    1. Thanks for the tip about the Modern Fabric Studio.

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  4. That is super cute! From which pattern did you find the little flap detail. I love it!

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    1. Check out the other bag I made with Simplicity Pattern 2396, that is where I got the instructions from to make the button loop closure. It was extremely easy to do.

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  5. Wow! What a great purse. That totally inspires me to attempt making one. Thanks for sharing your success!

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  6. It looks so beautiful. thanks for sharing.

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  7. I love this bag!! I want to try to make it now!! :) I found you over at The Blackberry Vine Tuesday To Do ;) thank you so much for sharing!! It's really really CUTE! I'm your newest follower!!

    xoxo,
    Lilli
    Onestopbabygifts.blogspot.com

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  8. a gorgeous bag! I just got this pattern..will have to try it out soon.
    I love your choices of fabrics..just perfect. :)

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  9. This is one of the patterns I picked up this past week. I think I might try this bag, too, but not do the piecing. I didn't realize until just now that you had used the Joel Dewberry Heirloom fabric, too! Wish I had some of the fabric that you used for the lining, but it's difficult to find! Still love that button!

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    1. I look forward to seeing what your version looks like. I just finished the Sweet Pea Tote Bag tonight and didn't do the piecing as I couldn't find any other fabric to go with the scraps of Joel Dewberry that I had left over from other bags. Hopefully if the weather is kind to us I will be able to take pics and post tomorrow.

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  10. What a beautiful bag. I admire your ability to follow simplicity patterns. Theyve always intimidated me to be honest:) Maybe that means Im not a real sewer, haha. I prefer PDF files from designers. So I love what you made here...fabric choices AND the style:) Have a great day!

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