Tuesday, November 2, 2010

In the Bag

I am loving the great response to the giveaway.  Thank you for all your wonderful comments.  There is still plenty of time to sign up, just scroll down to the post below.  I want to show you a bag I finished over the weekend.  It's the "Field Bag & Tote" by Amy Butler.  

I must say, Amy Butler's patterns are a challenge.  There is so much interfacing and fusible this-or-that, that my needle started wobbling on several occassions.  I ended up having to use a denimn needle to do the top stitching around the bag.  It is a large bag with four interior pockets.  I added the covered buttons for a little pizazz.  I am pleased with the results, but also pleased to have it DONE!  What are you working on today?



  1. This bag is just darling! You are amazing to get all the projects done that you do.


  2. I just finished a little girls outfit and am working on finding the floor in my sewing room...HA! Then its back to my Christmas quilt. The bag looks terrific. Such great detail.

  3. I love, love, love the bag! It's Wonderful!


  4. I have just finished and posted two patched cushions featuring Amy Butler fabric. Amy is definitely one of the flavours of the month around here, I love the quality of the fabric. You are very clever making that beautiful bag, I am not sure I could!

  5. A frustrating pattern takes the joy out of sewing, doesn't it. The bag looks wonderful, though.

  6. Beautiful work! Love that bag!
    I believe I am going to tackle the project of redoing my family stockings for Christmas. I made ours MANY years ago, before most of our children were born. My sewing skills have improved since then (thankfully :) so I believe once I get to a point I can work, that will be my next project. :)

  7. Good Morning Renee.
    Your purse turned out so beautiful!! Great job! :o)
    Besides my laundry (job security!) and grading papers, I am working on sewing binding for Aunt Kathy's quilt, which the quilter will bring to me today!! Yippee! It is the largest one I have made to date. :o)
    Have a beautiful day, friend.
    Sincerely - Trish

  8. Beautifully hand crafted bag! It does indeed look like a challenging pattern. You pulled it off amazingly though, very gift lady you are!
    Right now I am working on paintings that I haven't finished, not sure if any painting will be done today though.
    xox Gloria
    p.s. thank you for your prayers and comments for our daughter & new grandbaby. I (we) appreciate them so much!

  9. What a great bag - love all the pockets! And the covered button is a perfect touch. For you or a gift? Cathy

  10. What a beauty...I love the fabric...well I just love Amy Butler!

    Tuesday hugs. xoxo

  11. Great looking bag, you can never have too many!

  12. oh I love this bag!!!

  13. I've been wanting to try one of Amy's patterns but they do look a bit intimidating to me. Your bag turned out fabulously! I love the fabrics that you chose. Great work.


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