Lazy Girl Run Around Bag (2) by Speattle

Summary

Category:
Accessories
Pattern:
Run around bag
Status:
Complete
Started:
2012-07-25T00:00:00Z
Finished:
2012-07-25T00:00:00Z
Tutorial:
None

Description

Update: October 6 2012---- Found out the hard way that this is very washable.  I accidentally flung a huge mug of hot tea all over my kitchen counter and the bag was caught in the crossfire.  I put it in a mesh bag, washed it on the gentle cycle on cold, and let it air dry.  It turned out just fine.


I made another one of the Lazy Girl Designs runaround bags today.  I was inspired because the first time I made it a few days ago, I accidentally made 2 straps.  Well, I couldn't let a perfectly good strap go to waste.

I got out black fabric bits to coordinate with the straps.  Darn!  No black or white zipper in the stash, and I didn't want to go to the fabric store.  So I decided to use bright yellow gold.  Now the strap was already top stitched with red, so I added another row of yellow top stitching to it.  Then any top stitching that was done on the bag was done in red and in yellow.

Then I decided the back pocket and front bottom were too plain.  Before I stitched the pieces together, I used my embroidery machine to stitch out a celtic knot that looked really great with the print.  It was a freebie I found on line.

The rest of the bag was constructed on my Elna Lotus TSP.  She handled all the layers beautifully and appreciated me using a 90 needle when it came time to put multiple layers of cotton and batting together.

Finally, I altered the order of the layering assembly so that when I was all done, I had a bag that has no raw seams inside!



I love this bag!!!!!



After it was all done, I noticed that the fabric on the top front had the little motifs perfectly spaced evenly across the top and that I had centered the 3 circles.  I didn't even think about that cutting it out.  I just got lucky with that as I cut out a random 5 x 8 piece. 


 

Pictures

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Jschlender

Comments

Caribousmom

What a fun bag - I love all the extra special touches you put into it!

Speattle

Thank you. I am really loving how this turned out.

Siffstitch

Is this for you or somoeone else?

True

Love this and how you got to each decision!

Speattle

It seems that I rarely make a pattern straight out. I begin with a basic pattern (not quite clever enough to draft my own), and then start customizing along the way. Most of my projects seem to evolve as they go along. I'm never quite sure how the finished product will turn out till it is finished.

Speattle

I got a blue ribbon in my state fair on this!!!!!! smiley

Mymble

Really wonderful- love all the parts that went into making this and the finished product is super- Congrats on your blue ribbon:)

Speattle

Mymble

Thank you. I hope you give this pattern a try. I've made 3 of them now and have plans for a 4th.

Speattle

Siffstitch

This is for me!

Siffstitch

Speattle

I figured that out eventually. I asked about a year ago. ;)

Speattle

Siffstitch

Okay.... after careful research and picking through pictures, etc. I realized I DID enter the fair in 2012 and this won a Blue ribbon !

Siffstitch

Speattle

Not a surprise!

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