Friday, March 28, 2008

Sew Crafty Friday

I'm so happy that its Friday and am so looking forward to sewing this weekend!

This week I have been making more grocery bags and have sold them all. I also made two more pocketbooks.

The first one is my new Spring bag! It is made from some toile fabric that my daughter gave me for my birthday in February. The fabric has some pink and green in it. She also gave me the pink and white dotted fabric to match. I purchased some green ribbon for the trim. The toile portion is machine quilted.




I accidentally made the bag about 3 inches taller than my normal bags, but didn't have the heart to cut off the extra. If I cut it off I would be losing some of the people's heads in the toile fabric!

I have been using this bag all week and really enjoying it. It has 8 inside pockets which I made by taking various articles that I wanted to put in the pockets, laying them on the pocket fabric and sewing the seam to fit. The only problem now is figuring out which pocket the item I need is in without looking! I take the mail to the post office at work each afternoon and it all fits in my new bag easily.

The second bag is another John Deere bag for my husband to sell. Its the first John Deere bag I have made in the larger size. It is also machine quilted.





This is how I came up with the sizes of the pockets. I just got out my checkbook, memo book, cell phone, etc. and used them to get the right sizes like this.





I have also been working on my clothespin bag pattern and made two of those this week. I hope to have some in the Etsy Shop soon.

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11 comments:

Pen Pen said...

I love, love, love your pink and green bag that you made for yourself! The pocket idea is very clever ... this pocketbook is truly custom made. Your work is so pretty and I'm happy you are doing so well selling your items.

Rebecca said...

That top one IS GORGEOUS! I love it!

The John Deere one would fit right in with our family though, seeing how my hubby is a John Deere guru.

Great job!

Elizabeth said...

Hi Debbie,
How pretty. I got my poodle bag. Thank you so much. Always it was perfect.:)
Hugs,
Elizabeth

Ginny said...

So great that you sold all your bags. I knew you would. Love the new bags. I love pockets in pocket books, but like you, I have a hard time remembering what I put into which pocket. LOL Keep up the great work. Looking forward to seeing the clothes pin bags.

Mom2fur said...

Oh, it's lovely! I think it should be fine that it's a little 'taller,' because then you can put bigger things in it...like a magazine!
Your John Deere bags crack me up. I recently went to the local discount fabric store and saw a bunch of John Deere fabrics and thought of you!

Lyn said...

I love your new bags - and the idea for the pockets is a very smart one!

topaztook said...

Glad you didn't cut off the people's heads, and that is a very pretty bag.

Miranda said...

Very beautiful! I really like the idea of sewing "around" items to make the pockets just the right size.

happyhousewife said...

The bags are so cute, I love the John Deere bag!

Gina said...

Love those both! I'm especially fond of the John Deere one! Great idea on the pocket, too!

momawake said...

Both of those bags are adorable!

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