Monday, March 16, 2015

Companion Carpet Bag #2

I made another Companion Carpet Bag, which is the January 2015 Bag of the Month Club bag. The bag is designed by Samantha of Handmade by Mrs. H. I loved how my first bag came out and I decided to make my daughter a bag too. I used rather unconventional fabric for her bag. You see she bought  few yards of this pretty fabric that is kind of sheer. She had wanted to tack it above her bed to give her bedroom an Indian feeling. Well that never happened and as she was cleaning out stuff one day she gave me the fabric. I think there was more than 3 yards total. I didn't think much more about the fabric at the time. I wanted to make her a bag and I wanted to use fabric that I know she would like. She has her own tastes in things. Then an idea hit me. What if I fused some Shape Flex interfacing to the back of the fabric to make it handle like a regular fabric and to make it look less sheer. Then what if I added fleece to that and quilted it? So I did that and it worked. I created a beautiful bag using the fabric she likes. I had an organic green cotton fabric that was leftover from some pillowcases that I had made a few years ago, so I used that as the accent fabric for the handles and channel for the frame. I had another fabric in brown and green that I used for the lining of the bag. I showed the bag to her in progress and she seemed to like it. I just left it at her house this morning. She is going to an Irish Music Concert on St. Patrick's Day and what's better to wear to an Irish concert than a beautiful bag in a green print?


The fabric is brown, green and pink with metallic gold accents. I sewed on some green "handmade" buttons on the strap tabs.
Lining fabric and slip pockets.
The label I used, since this is for my daughter.

Back of the bag.
Inside the front slip pocket.
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12 comments:

  1. I love the label you used! I bet your daughter will love this bag!

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  2. I hope your daughter dances an Irish jig over this awesome bag! Your bag making skills are amazing dear. Creative Bag Bliss...

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  3. Very nice, Daryl. Love the handmade buttons. It's fun to find a new purpose for that fabric. You know she already likes it.

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  4. Very nice, Daryl. Love the handmade buttons. It's fun to find a new purpose for that fabric. You know she already likes it.

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  5. I don't have the patience to make bags anymore so I especially appreciate the skill put into creating yours! It's wonderful!!!

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  6. She will LOVE it, that is a great pattern and I just love the way it opens. I'm happy to donate some fabric to you to make a bag. Just kidding I know how much work it takes to make one. You can be twins when you both use your beautiful bags.
    Tara

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  7. Very nice - I love purses and bags.

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  8. Gorgeous bag. You did a fantastic job. Total #CreativeGoodness.

    QuiltShopGal
    www.quiltshopgal.com

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  9. I think you may have outdone yourself with this one, Daryl! ;-) It's amazing. (Curious, tho - does your daughter sew at all?)

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  10. Gorgeous indeed! I know I've said that to you before, maybe more than once, but your talent at mixing fabric and colors is amazing. Like for this bag, for which the handles' color reaches to the green in the outer fabric and gives the whole a unity. Using purple for the handles would not have given the same result. It would have been beautiful, but the look would not have been so complete.

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  11. You are one excellent bag maker !

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  12. Oh my gosh is this beautiful! Daryl you are an expert at this and I know your daughter will love it!

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