Friday, August 14, 2009

Another Bow Tucks - But Smaller

My daughter was invited to another Birthday party. This one is an overnight party down at the beach. She is very excited to go. But we didn't have a present, and when I kept asking her what she wanted to get her friend she said she didn't know. I suggested last night that she make her friend a necklace with her beading materials. She didn't seem excited about that. She did like my Bow Tucks bag though and kept telling me she wanted one like it but smaller, so this morning when we still didn't have a present, I asked her if she wanted me to make her friend one. She smiled and said yes but wanted to know if I could put her friend's initial on it. I told her that would be easy and I got to work. I also told her to start making her friend a necklace in case I didn't get the bag done in time.

I started at 9am this morning and spent the first 30 minutes trying to figure out how to make my regular pattern into a smaller size version. There is a mini bow tucks pattern, but I didn't have time to order that and wait a week for it to arrive, so I had to come up with the dimensions on my own.

By 1:20pm I had the bag finished, photographed, and wrapped. Her friend came to pick her up at 2pm so I had finished just in time to relax a bit before they got here.

For this version, I tried a contrasting pocket for the front. I'm not sure I like it. It is the same color as the center of the flowers on the top fabric, but it just seems to stick out way more than I wanted it to. I am also not liking the green. It is the same color as the tiny leaves, but it seems too bright now that it is all together.

My daughter says it is great though and she loves it. I sure hope her friend likes it too. I had my daughter model the bag for my camera. Her and her friend both have the same first name. So this bag could actually be for her too. :)


  1. Oh that is absolutely adorable! Any little girl would love to have it, even as young as 58!

    I do love your bags, you have quite a talent for making fabulous bags.

    warm quilt hugs, sue from CA

  2. Both the bags are really pretty. The smaller one looks as though they're your daughters colours

  3. I like it, its very cute and I think her friend will like it!

  4. I love the bag. The first thing that popped out at me was the colors and how wonderfully they complemented each other. I think they are perfect together.


  5. Great Bag! I really don't know how to sew (I did have a class once...) but I keep itching to give it another go. Things like this really make me want to go find a sewing machine (and some help).

  6. Dont you just love our craft Leah we can make so many wonderful things I just love bags and make so many I love the ones you made...It is always so good also to change or adjust a pattern to suit individual needs.
    Hugs from Australia
    Val xx