Thursday, December 15, 2011

What I did yesterday

I made this Amy Butler birdie sling bag. It’s pretty large, and as you can see it’s quite colorful. I think this bag will work very nicely when Kent and I go to Jamaica at the end of January.

I changed some things when I made this bag. The directions call for it to be fully lined with a very lightweight fleece and also to be reinforced with interfacing. I nixed both of those because I wanted a bag, not a blanket. I also decided not to add top stitching. The materials are plenty busy and I didn't think the top stitching would add anything in terms of looks or stability. It sews up quickly; I started sewing late yesterday morning and was done by mid-afternoon.


Here's a picture of the lining plus one of the two pockets plus you can see one of my sewing tags.

9 comments:

Jeanne said...

Fleece?!! I like what you've done with it.

kittiesx3 said...

Yeah I think that's supposed to make it firm and give it body. But it's a cloth bag for Pete's sake. It doesn't need to pretend it's leather or anything.

Kent J said...

Fun...and pink!

Lass. said...

Love it!

FreshHell said...

I love it. That's really nice!

lemming said...

I say again, fleece?!

kittiesx3 said...

Think super lightweight, barely fleece at all, more like baby quilting batting. I'm sure it's to give the bag more structure but that's not what I want from a cloth bag. I want that sucker to pack flat.

Judith said...

That bag has a history, doesn't it, starting out in Bend, Oregon? If I had finished it here, there would no doubt be fleece in it so it's best you took it home. Looks great. The colors turned out well.

kittiesx3 said...

I liked how you placed the outside main panel pieces, Mom. You got the design where it needed to be.