Sunday, August 13, 2006

I am a Bagaholic!

I'm so excited, I was invited to post my bags on the Bagaholics Anonymous blog. I frequently visit the blog and admire all the beautiful bags. It's a great source of inspiration. Take a peek.

Joe was out Geocaching yesterday which gave me some uninterrupted crafty time. I made two bags while he and the dogs were gone. Both from the same pattern. It's a pattern that I've almost perfected which is basically a combination of tutorials and tips that I've found posted online.

I'm still not happy with the angle of the handles, and unfortunatley, it wasn't until they were all done that I realized how I could have made them time.

The first bag is made from an embroidered fabric (it feels kind of lineny) with a plain black lining. In the past I've used heavy duty interfacing on the outside of the bag only (don't forget, I'm still a newbie at this). This is the first bag I've made using the interfacing on the lining and pocket as well. What a difference!! I love the sturdiness!

I ordered this Amy Butler fabric on Ebay and it arrived on Friday. I wish there was a Canadian source for Amy Butler stuff. Anyhoo...I needed a "back to school" bag, so this is it!

This is my third attempt at fabric flowers. I've almost got the hang of it.

I've hot glued a pinback to the flower so that it's removeable.


Debbie said...

Great new bags. That design makes a beautiful bag and your fabrics are perfect.

Thank you so much for posting the link to the label tutorial. I have some printer fabric here at the house and as soon as I finish my pile o' chores I'm going to work on a label for me.

lindiepindie said...

Putting handles on a curved top of a bag is hard. When I did it wrong on my first curved bag, I spent about an hour seam ripping and re-sewing. Ugh. Your bags look nice - I especially like the embroidered fabric. How long did it take you to make the fabric flower? I'm tempted to try one, but it seems like it might take me as long as the bag!

feli said...

oooooooo cool bags!!! I love them all. Maybe i should join bagaholic too. LOL

Vicki said...

Oh wow! You sew beautiful bags! I'm a fellow bagaholic and love your creations. I will try some Amy Butler fabrics.