I have sooo enjoyed the journey of creating this bag. Right from the first step of choosing the fabric - Fresh Cut by Heather Bailey, through the designing of the bag (originally done for a Modern She Made Flickr swap), and 'oh the sewing, sewing, sewing', SIGH!!!, to the photography (thank you my good friend) and lastly to the pattern writing.
Like all journeys it was not without its ups and downs or its dramas (but if I told you what they were I would have to kill you!!!!! a girl has to have her secrets you know. lol). And now it is time for show and tell.
I wanted to create a bag that was not only very pretty but also pretty functional for all manner of different tasks. I am pretty happy with how it has turned out.
an interior that combines different size pockets along both sides of the lining, large enough to fit quilting rulers, books, small stitching hoops. Or for something different babies stuff, kids toys, Mum's survival kit!!
the best thing, though, is a padded interior gusseted divider section 2" wide. wide enough for a large quilting hoop and big books, ipads and laptops. padded for protection and security.
still on the pocket theme, external end pockets wide enough for a 6 1/2" quilters ruler, babies bottles, etc
nice long handles so you can carry it on your shoulder, freeing up your hands to hold all the important things - latte, keys, or a precious child's hand!
the bag is lined with Peltex 71F fusible interfacing to give it a very sturdy structure. the bag will stay upright on its own and won't collapse the minute you let it go. great protection for everything inside.
Giveaway is now closed
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As part of the Quilter's Gallery Blog Hop I am giving away one copy of this pattern together with four metal "O" rings to make the bag.
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At the end of the giveaway the winner will be chosen by my special random number generators (some of you have met these little smiling folk before!). Please make sure you have enabled your return email notifications or leave me your email so I can let you know you are a winner. The giveaway runs from August 25th and finishes September 3rd.
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Until next time, happy quilting, knitting, sewing, crafting ....