Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Bow Tucks Bag

This is my newest creation. I saw this bag last October at my guilds "Make it, Bake it, Sew it, Grow it Auction". It was a fun activity where we all bring something we have either made, sewn, grown, or baked and we have our own little auction to raise money for our guild. Up for auction was this purse, but in different fabrics. I bid, but unfortunately I didn't win. It went for more than my budget would allow at the time. But I asked the person who donated it what pattern it was and she told me it was the Bow Tucks Tote pattern. Well I got a hold of the pattern in February and finally just had the chance to make it. The fabrics I chose are some of my favorites in my whole stash. I have been looking at them for months not wanting to cut into them because they are so pretty, but now that I cut into them I realize I can carry my favorite fabrics around with me where ever I go. :) I really like this bag and it was the first time I used fusible fleece for a bag, and I must say I love it! If possible I plan to use fusible fleece in all my future bags.

I still need a button for this bag though. I don't have one in my button collection that fits the bag. You can see in the photo the button loop but no button to hook onto. So I am on a hunt for the perfect button....

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Here is a photo of the inside of the bag per request. For the sturdy part at the bottom, I cut up my old cutting mat and covered it with matching fabric. I hated to throw out the old mat when I bought a new replacement for it, but I wasn't sure what to do with it. It turns out cutting it into bottoms for bags is the perfect way to salvage it.

5 comments:

free indeed said...

I bought this same pattern and haven't made one yet. My daughters are after me though to let them choose fabrics...they leave for college in less than two weeks,,,better get cracken'

free indeed said...

PS...loved your fabric choices!

Quilt Hollow said...

I've just discovered your blog when the picture of this bag caught my eye at quilter's blogs! I love it! Absolutely love it! I wonder with that new Texture Magic stuff how it would look on the bottom? If you have photos of inside could I see them?

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Very nicely done. I also made the Bow Tucks Bag. You can find it on my blog from a February post (I think). I do like the fusible fleece.

Cotton Bags said...

My daughters are after me though to let them choose fabrics...they leave for college in less than two weeks.