Friday, April 27, 2007

Sewing Bag


I wanted to make a new sewing notion bag for the retreat this weekend. I finished hand sewing in the zipper last night, not so fun. Don't know if you can see from the pattern I changed the outside of the bag. The pattern calls for Charm Squares, I had everything all ready to go using Roman Holiday fabric and then decided to make up my own design. Now that the bag is done I'm thinking it would make a really good toiletries bag. The pattern is from This & That Patterns.

I've got my halo and soon I'll be heading for my retreat....yippee....

Happy Quilting.

15 comments:

Linda said...

Oh my gosh, you sewed the zipper by hand!!!! Now that's dedication.. Love your bag, hope you have a wonderful time at the retreat, and just love your charm quilt.

Darlene said...

That's absolutely adorable. Perfect for sewing notions! I don't do zippers! :-( (no, not even by hand - LOL)

Retreat time - have fun!

We'll wait here!

Libby said...

Nothing like going to retreat with a cute new bag *s* Have a great time.

joyce said...

I looked up the original pattern and I have to say I like yours better. Why did you sew the zipper by hand? If you have a zipper foot it's not hard at all by machine.

Doodlebug Gail said...

Sewing in a zipper by hand - OMG!!! On someone's blog there is a zipper tutorial .... I will find it for you and send it on. Have a wonderful time at the retreat.

May Britt said...

Your sewing bag is soooo cute. Love the colours. I agree sewing zippers by hand is not fun. But now I have found a tecnique that makes it easy.

Leigh said...

Have fun this weekend. Take lots of pics :)

Carole said...

What a lovely bag! Have fun at the retreat! Don't forget to let us know how it went! Have a great weekend!

tami said...

I like your version better than the one on the pattern. It's adorable.
Have a great time at your retreat.

Rose said...

Have a great weekend at the retreat, ur bag looks terrific....love ur four patch quilt as well Wendy!!! the colours r gorgeous!!

Pam said...

I bought that pattern at the Sewing/Craft show. It sure looks cute. I really want to make it and bought a couple of zippers. Can't you sew them in by machine? I don't think I'm up to sewing a zipper by hand.

Cute pattern change.

Have fun at your retreat.

Hanne said...

Lovely bag - have a good retreat!

Alycia said...

Love the bag and the colors you chose! I bet everyone is going to be jealous of you!

I also like your 4 patch quilt - beautiful!

Darlene said...

Tap, tap, tap! That's me tapping my right foot waiting for a picture of your basket quilt. Where are you?

Rose Marie said...

What a great bag!