Navy Swing Bag II by Mymble

Summary

Category:
Accessories
Pattern:
Status:
Complete
Started:
2012-07-21T00:00:00Z
Finished:
2012-07-23T00:00:00Z
Tutorial:
None

Description

Okay. well, yes I do wear a lot of navy, but I didn't make the second bag primarily for that reason. This time, I wanted to try the pattern slightly larger. I enlarged all the pattern pieces by just a bit (about 30%), changed the width of the insert bands and used, in addition to my last bits of Italian twill cotton, fabrics from "Alegria" collection by Gennine D. Zlatkis for Cloud 9. I had fallen for the sweet bird print but it was languishing on my stash shelf with no purpose. When I finished my first try at the Swing bag pattern, I thought the Alegria fabrics might work well.  My lining came out a bit too big, but I made it work, and the bit of wrinkly fabric at the bottom doesn't cause any problems- if I make it in this size again I'll trim down the lining a bit.  I definitely will make this bag again as it is a super simple pattern-Swing Bag by Nancy Green for Pink Sand Beach designs- seen in the fall issue of Easy Quilts (Fons & Porter).
 

 

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Comments

True

Very pretty bag

Terryt1955

Love the bird fabric! It really makes the bag extra special. I also like the light lining so you can find things easier.This looks like a great bag to go fabric shopping with!

Quilt455

Very nice bag.Love the button closure.

Caribousmom

This is a terrific bag - love that bird fabric...it is perfect for this bag. Don't you love Pink Sand Beach designs? They have the best patterns for bags!

Jennifleur

I love the fabric you used! What a sweet bag.

Mymble

Thanks all- -Alegria is such a beautiful collection of focal fabrics, and the companion small prints are really clever designs as well. Yes! Caribousmom - Pink Sand Beach Designs really does make super patterns- they make sense. The magazine article says the designer was a mechanical engineer or something along those lines- so that would help explain why everything always goes together so well-no surprises!

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