I really like this plaid fabric you used for the bag. Also the white of the applique patch really makes it pop. I thought I had commented on this but looked back and must have read it on my IPhone. Anyway, just wanted to say how much I like your bag. Are your corners/bottom boxed?
Thank you, Toogie, really appreciate your comment. Glad you liked the bag, am really loving the fabric as well. No, the bag is just simple bottom, not boxed, makes it easy to fold and put inside the bag. hugs, Mary
I have fabric bags, but most of mine were ones we got from places that were giving them out as advertising. Since I have made one with Jean scraps. Best one I have. Need to make more in different sizes.
Keep it up!
Lovely job of a bag.
What a good idea. Been puzzling over how to do an embroidery on some of my darker fabrics.
I too make bags and I embroider on the printed fabrics, but some are way too busy or dark so I have been making plain coloured pockets for the embroidery.
I do my handles at four times the desired end width - fold in half & press, open out and fold fabric to the centre line then fold in half and stitch on both sides. Makes lovely soft and strong handles.
For speed work - I cut the fabric across the width. Makes one long strange looking strip of a handle. Stitch the whole length up. I then cut the handles to size.
Thank you, I agree it is difficult to put embroidery on dark fabrics with print, so I decided to make an applique. I love to use my fabrics but most of them have prints in them.
Great job on the bag. I started years ago having my own bags well before they started going green so I must have been ahead of my time! These days I must admit to using the fabric type shopping bags that my local supermarket sells. ❤️ Chris
Chris, have you bought one with a tree shape on it and made some Suffolk Puffs for it. One of my friends is madly making them in all the sizes that Clover makes those disc templates.
I accidentally tipped them all onto the floor the other day at group as I was trying to see one in particular and didn't realise that the bag was not snapped shut.
What a sight - two over 60s crawling around on the floor and under a table picking them up. :-)
Thank you, Chris. I have also started making bags since I started accumulating fabrics.
Love it Mary i have never made a bag ever ****Hugs Carolyn
Thank you, Carolyn, and I have never made a kitchen towel.:-)) Hugs, Mary
lol what a pair we are:):)
Very nice, Mary...what does the little tag in the upper right corner say...I can't make it out..
Thank you, Kim. The tag says Cuddly, and then a crown on the bottom of it, and I love handmade, then I love natural material. A lot of words on a small rectangle, I bought it in a roll, I think it is from Japan. Hugs, Mary
Thanks for the update, Mary...nice tags you found!
I love the design too, hugs Maria
Thank you, Maria. I can't even remember where I got the design from. Hugs, Mary
Very nice - and it is a good idea to make fabric bags in a world which overflows of plastic. I also have started and giving them as gifts - and it's a great way using up the fabric at home and "educate" too. You "SAVE THE WORLD". Thanks for sharing - Maria
Thank you, Maria, I agree, we should try to save the world in any way we can, even if we think it is a small thing. And I always use the fabrics I have at home. I try not to buy fabrics as much as I can, besides, fabrics are so expensive here . :-) Mary