Playing with Patchwork

I had a bunch of squares left from some Christmas presents I made, so I decide to put them to use and make a little bag I’d been mulling over. No pattern. No idea if it would turn out. Just arranging and sewing and crossing my fingers.

Overall, I like it. It’s not a huge bag but just big enough to wear on a park outing or to an art festival. The strap is sewn in such a way that it lays flat against me while keeping the bag flat against my hip, too.

I lined the exterior of the bag with fusible fleece and like the somewhat cushy feel it adds.

The only thing I really wish I’d done differently is the zipper. It’s too short and keeps me from opening the bag as widely as I’d like. Of course, I was trying to use what I had on hand and the zipper seemed to work nicely with the fabric.

Just a fun, practical little bag that I think will make a nice addition to my gift-making repertoire.

7 Replies to “Playing with Patchwork”

  1. The bag is adorable! I love the material too! Great job!

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  2. That’s so cute and I love the patterns on it! A lot of people around here are carrying quilted purses/bags. I just haven’t gotten the guts to make one yet!

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  3. Fusible fleece is great stuff. I use that in my bags all the time. It adds some stablity and adds no extra weight.

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  4. Oh…but, the design and colors are very very cute indeed!!

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  5. You people who work with zippers just amaze me…I Hate working with stuff like that, could never get things to lay right, that’s why I like quilts…Just iron and quilt and smash it, and yeah, it all lays flat…..pretty much most of the time….
    Good work Mary!

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