26 March, 2013

New Purse

I made this to welcome spring, only that now it is snowing!

The pretty Ann Kelle fabric was the perfect choice for this small bag.

It is small ...see below.


Do you like the fancy pocket on the lining ? I made it in 3 minutes! I cut it out from a shirt! So save those shirts! Even if it is only for the pockets!

Because the bag is small, my initial thought was to fuse  2 layers of lightweight interfacing to the fabric.

One layers fused, then the second one.

It is boring to fuse interfacing to fabric! And after I remembered how much ironing this little bag below required , I changed my mind.


I added cotton batting and backing and I quilted the pieces (it really doesn't take more time than fusing 2 layers of interfacing).
On the pink dot fabric I forgot to fuse interfacing; and even if the fabric and the quilting  is not the same, you can see the difference between them.


I LOVE the look of the one made with fabric+interfacing. It is similar with fabric+heavyweight interfacing, but much cheaper. And PERFECT for small bags.


A little girl will adore it! I think I have to make more!




If you want to stitch a bag like one of these, the pattern is available here.

18 comments:

  1. I LOVE your little bag, the fabric is so cute. You must have been told this so many times but your work is incredible.

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  2. It`s just gorgeous.Love it.Thanks for the tutorial!!

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  3. I adore it and I'm not a little girl anymore...I can't wait the pattern!

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  4. That bag is perfect for spring and Easter AND a little girl.

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  5. Wow, that is a really adorable bag! I'm going to have to make one someday for my little girl! So cute!

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  6. That is a cute little bag,love the birds. The weather her in D.C. is cold and we got snow yesterday, and gone today, that is how ou weather as be going this year.

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  7. Beautiful - and perfect for spring!! I just love that design!

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  8. All those bags are great! Your little one is so cute, I love the fabrics you used.

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  9. The bags all look really cute! Love the fabrics!

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  10. I would love to get this pattern to make for my niece. How and where would I get it? I love your work and the ideas you come up with!

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  11. Cuteness! I have been making some bags recently. Need a new spring bag and a couple friends asked me to make them one. Thanks for sharing your work!

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  12. So cute! My girls would love something like this!

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  13. HOLA, COMO STAS? TUS TRABAJOS SON HERMOSO, TE FELICITO, QUE DIOS BENDIGA TU CREATIVIDAD.. AHORA TE SIGO, VISITAME TAMBIÉN, SIEMPRE SERAS BIENVENIDA.. ANÍMATE.. BESOS, ABRAZOS Y BENDICIONES.
    ZHOBEYD@....

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  14. I dont like to make bags, but this is tempting..

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  15. That is THE cutest little bird bag!! You are soooo creative!!! You also have a lovely blog!!!

    Thanks for your visit to my blog as well! I'm glad you enjoyed my clam shell quilt tutorial! You commented on me 'washing' the top before I backed and batted it, well, I had read and seen numerous 'hand appliqué' quilters water soak the glue out of their blocks before they sewed them all together and thought I could do it too with the clam shells I had used the glue on. I started hand basting the shells together and then decided to try the glue method on about the bottom third of the top. Since I just let the top 'soak' and spin the water out and didn't let it 'wash' it turned out ok. I also didn't put the wet top in the dryer, I just let it air dry outside on the soft grass.
    I must say, I was a little nervous when I tried it, but was extra careful to be gentle with it.

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  16. Very cute bag. I love your idea of using shirt pockets in the lining!

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  17. Your work is amazing! I love the fabrics you put together for your bags. This bag pattern is awesome. I just purchased one and can't wait to try it out.
    Melissa

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