Wednesday, September 2, 2009


I have a very large collection of purses and bags.  I have spent quite a few years collected.  My mother had a huge collection also.  The thing I have learned about purses is while there are endless beautiful bags, the bag I like is not necessarily the bag you might like.  That's what is so great about a cloth bag that you make.  We all get to personlize a great design by chosing fabrics we love.  The newest bag, yet to be named, is like that.  I LOVE the fabrics I used.  It is also designed to make with leftover scraps or your favorites or those cute little Honey Buns from Moda.  Add a little yardage and you have a purse you will love.  Even though it is not done yet,  I had to show you some sneak peaks.  Since I took the pictures, I have added a binding, and tomorrow I will add the handles.  It is a great design.  Not to big, but still has plenty of room.  There will be two pockets on the inside.  How could you even think of having a bag without pockets.
Here are all the pieces ready to be put together.
Here is one of the front panel.  The striped pieces are made from little 1 1/2" strips sewn together. 
This beautiful piece is the inside of the bag.  You can't go wrong with a polka dot pocket.
Here it is.  I just love it.  The binding will be that cute brown polka dot.  There are also a couple of other surprises.
Here is the side view.  Love the piecing.  Ok that is all the pictures for now.  Having so much fun with this bag, forgot to tell you the other news. 
We finished another design today for RJR Fabrics.  The fabric isn't even coming out until late next spring.  It is scheduled for a magazine next summer.  No sneak peaks on this project.
More news, Janice finished quilting Paper Back Writer and the pattern is written.  All that is left is the cover shot and it will ready next Monday.
Photos of the finished purse and Paper Back Writer coming this weekend.
Thanks for checking in and have a great holiday.
Janice and Marcea

1 comment:

Carolee said...

SOOOO cute! Love the fabric. I can't wait to see what kind of handles you guys put on it.