Sunday, May 26, 2013

I Made a Bag

It's for my mom - her Mothers' Day gift. She fell in love with the fabric when we were at The City Quilter in NYC and wished for a quilted bag. (The shop has their own line of 'city' prints and this one is called 'Times Square'.) I purchased a half yard and promised her exactly as she wished. We returned from our trip on the eve of Mothers' Day, so she was well aware her bag would be a tad bit belated.

I chose this tutorial from 'Sew Prim Khris' for a few reasons. I really like that it has the straps on the outside of the bag - which stylistically speaking I think adds some fun contrast and also because this tutorial had a pocket on the outside and my mom likes a pocket on the outside! I added the polka dot fabrics because A). My mom likes polka dots (you knew I was going to say that!) and B). My mom's favourite colours are black and purple (c'mon you KNEW it this time!). 

I only made 2 changes to this tutorial -  I quilted the main panels of the bag - only the top fabric and the batting, then I ironed on some lightweight interfacing to the batting and I made the front pocket a wee bit shorter to showcase as much of the NYC fabric as possible.

Pockets and polkas on the inside too!!! 

And the back...look at all those neato details in the fabric design. It truly does speak to the atmosphere of Times Square.

She sure is going to have fun carrying this one! Linking up with the 'Let's Get Acquainted' linky party hosted by Sew Bittersweet Designs.

Have a great week all!!



  1. wow it looks great Lisa...I LOVE the fabrics you have used...NYC is such a awesome place to visit. We have visited it 3 times now when we traveled to the States....hugs Khris

  2. Love the shape and colours! The bag looks fabulous!

  3. Your Mum's bag looks fantastic Lisa, I love Khristina's pattern too and have made it up a couple of times now.

  4. Great bag, I especially like the pop of blue in the straps - I bet your mum was really pleased.

  5. Gorgeous bag Lisa! I'm sure you made your mum very happy. I love the polka dots.