10 June 2010

Two big bags...(well, 3, but that's how Bobby D sings it)

So, I can sew..
While Ollie was at soccer camp this week, I made bags! I had such fun doing them, as I haven't sewn in too long.
The material I've kept for ages with the intention of someday using, and it is always a joy to dip through my bin reminiscing about old fabric from dresses or curtains or even furniture that I have loved. These fabrics feel like old friends and I am pleased to bring them out of the closet.

9 comments:

Sharon said...

These are so beautiful! What pattern/instructions did you use - or did you make it up? Very nice. I really like the lining.

Emily Elizabeth said...

I love those! When we went to Thailand, the indigenous women in the hill region sold bags in a similar style with these groovy embroidered middle panels. I may have to make one like that now & put in the panel that I have saved from a bag that fell apart.

Ethan and Danielle said...

I like the brown one!

Tough Mama said...

I used this pattern: http://www.purlbee.com/sewn-monks-bag-pattern/

I've kept that book marked for so long and am happy to have finally tried it. It was supper easy! And Danielle, the brown one is a napkin that Erin gave me one year for Christmas :)

Jenny said...

I love these bags!! Go Courtney! And thanks for the link to the pattern, I'm definitely going to try that out.

nocton4 said...

you certainly can sew mama, those are all gorgeous, great fabric too xx

Tough Mama said...

Thanks for the positive words, mamas! The sewing machine is still out, so maybe, just maybe, more to come!

Rebecca said...

Those are gorgeous! You should sell them ...

Bona Fide Mama said...

great job!