Sunday, January 07, 2007

Banish the blues bag

Months after finding a great wool fabric, I have finally got round to my take on the oh-so-popular Tiny Happy Bag.

It is lined in a linen/viscose mix of a turquoise almost guaranteed to banish the winter blues. Just what I need on this dismal, dreary weekend.

When I finally got down to it, the bag came together pretty fast. I used a magnetic snap closure instead of a button which was a shame in a way as I had a couple of great button options, but speed of closure won over style this time. The interfacing I added gives the wool a really nice weight and the only thing that irritates me is the fact that despite careful pattern cutting, I totally failed to match up the checks on the centre seam. How do you top sewers out there manage it? I need to know, because the bag is a great size and shape and when Spring finally arrives, I may need to make another.

10 comments:

rebecca said...

The bag looks great - lovely fabric! Maybe you could sew a button on anyway - my fave is the brown/grey textured one!

melissa said...

i love the fabric- and am so glad you liked the pattern. The magnetic snap idea is a great one, I might have to make a bag with one of those, I never use the button on mine anyway!
Rebecca's idea to sew a button on anyway is great, I think.
Happy New Year to you and your family!

Kate said...

Lovely bag - great fabric. Hope someone has an idea of how to match fabric - I'd really love to know how to match checks and plaids too.

nuttnbunny said...

What perfect blues! I'm inspired to head back to my bag project.

kirsten said...

what a great bag! way to go, you!

Peach Pod said...

Great bag! I keep seeing everyone's sewing posts and I'm starting to get motivated myself.

julie said...

The bag looks fantastic - I love checks and those colours are great. Everyone seems to be getting on with new projects - a great way to banish the January blues!

monica said...

hey it looks great!!!

I don't think it matter that the lines don't meet up, not at all.

well done.

I've got so much left over fabric from mine... I might make myself another one!!

Soo said...

nothing like a great bag to cheer you up on a cloudy day! I love the checked fabric!

Melissa said...

I love the bag and fabulous fabric you found!