Wednesday, March 9, 2011

I May Be A Ditz…

but at least I can sew a (mostly) straight seam!

I saw this picture and thought what a cute little bag! I can use this to hold my little applique pieces I have been working on.3859976323_6e3b46eb6d_m

Please note the FULL SIZE items in this bag. I did NOT take note of them. Even when I was cutting the material, I wasn’t really paying attention to dimensions. I had my head to full of figuring out what material should be where since I decided to make the bag with three different materials instead of two. I would like to point out that Gina Allen even included the finished dimensions (7”x13”x6”) AT THE TOP of the instructions I printed out.

It wasn’t until I had already started sewing the bag together that a light bulb went off in my head and I said “wow, this is going to be a big bag.”

I love the way my bag turned out. Love the colors and the instructions were pretty easy to follow. I do think I will cover a piece of bass wood with matching fabric to reinforce the bottom.

front with embellishments:


back with large subdivided pocket:


Inside with large subdivided pockets:


Moral of the story…I need to make sure my head isn’t in the clouds when I decide to make something!

You can get the directions for this bag on Gina’s blog. Scroll down and the pattern is on the right hand side.


Cindy Is Crafty said...

I think it is awesome!

Carrie P. said...

I know Gina personally and she is so talented. I have made 10 of those bags and I think I am finished.

Annette said...

I love the sewing machine fabric! I have done the same thing more often than I would like to admit! When I see something I like, I don't think about the dimensions!