CatNap Bag by True

Summary

Category:
Accessories
Pattern:
Lined drawstring bag
Status:
Complete
Started:
2014-06-08T00:00:00Z
Finished:
2014-06-08T00:00:00Z
Tutorial:

Description

I started out wanting to make a pillow (and still have enough fabric to left to do one) but could not decide how to best show off fabric, which I love, so made a lined drawstring bag instead.  I have made several of these at this point and decided to do a few things differently...the biggest change was how I did corners. When I use method in pattern I have a horrible matching seams up so used an method that gives me a better way to accomplish that goal.  Will keep this until need a gift for someone and then use it as a gift bag...I think;-)

Fabric: Exterior of bag is "Catnap" by Lizzy House and interior and ties are by Kate Spain

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sew_what
Readerowl
threadovmetal
Terryt1955
Skynme
ArloDeanQuilts

Comments

ArloDeanQuilts

Please add me to the list of possible recipients! I love this!

True

ArloDeanQuilts I will we need to do a swap and it could be yours!!! :-)

True

Oh and thanks Belinda!!

ArloDeanQuilts

Don't tempt me, I'll start one up and make sure to partner myself up with you!

Mymble

Too cute! I am curious as to what you changed in the pattern - looks great!

True

Mymble thank you... I used the method from this tutorial (sorry on iPad so link will need to be cut and pasted to use) to do all corners. I had made this gift bag pattern a few years ago and it allows you to match and actually nest the seams so they match up beautifully on outside. I also pressed the seams on the upper section of outside of bag differently that she describes (pattern says press them open) so could nest them as well. Minor changes but made a big difference in finished bag. http://www.allpeoplequilt.com/bags-pillows-gifts/bags-and-purses/fabric-gift-bag?page=0%2C1

True

Oh the link worked right!!

Skynme

LOVE LOVE LOVE this little bag. Catnap is a fabric on my to buy list, and I love those little mice. Great bag!

Quilt455

This is so cute. I just love bags

Terryt1955

When I see this darling bag it reminds me that I need to buy more novelty fabric! So dang cute! And I'm going to pin it so I can reference your changes when I finally make a bag for myself. Thanks!!!!

True

Quilt455 Skynme thank you both... Erica I think I may make a smaller one and use those adorable mice as main fabric as I love them too.

True

Terryt1955 thank you...I love novelty fabrics like these but have such a hard time knowing what to do with them!

Charlie

I just love the mice cavorting across the top of the bag while the kitties are napping. Great use of novelty fabrics.

True

Charlie thank you...such adorable fabric...

HawkFan

I love how the bright lining fabric adds a nice flash of color. What a fun bag!

True

HawkFan thank you!

sew_what

What cute fabric! It makes a lovely bag.

True

sew_what thank you it really is wonderful fabric!

Sblprl1

Cute bag! I just love these drawstring bags!

True

Sblprl1 thank you I love these bags and they are always such a hit!

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