Tuesday, January 29, 2008

It's finished!!!

Can you believe it??? Two posts from me in one day! I just didn't feel like ironing and neither did I feel like cleaning. Maybe it is because we have gone from 55 degrees F outside at 6am to 18 degrees and blizzard like conditions at noon. Since it is awful out.....I decided to sew on my bag and finish it.

Here's what my lining looked like before I put it in the bag. I used the bits and pieces I had left from the outside.
And this is how it looks inside the bag. See the little blue square. That's a little pocket I added to hold my cellphone or keys.
I hope you can see the handles in this photo. My handles are only 20 1/2 inches long. That length was determined by the length of my fabric strips. I made them as long as I could by piecing 2 strips together for each handle.
And here's another shot of the bag.

This was not hard to make with Andrea's wonderful instructions. I now have a nice bag and I used up some scraps. I will make more of these. Think I will make one for DD as a gift for next Christmas! I plan to use my bag when I go to the library. It is large enough to hold several books.

Thanks again to the Welsh Quilter for posting her wonderful tutorial. If you are interested, you can find it on her blog. I am not good enough with the computer to link you to the particular post, but if you look in June 2007, you will find her 4 Part tutorial.


Wendy said...

That's a great bag finish and prefect for all those library books. Great to get a good start on next Christmas.

corry said...

what a lovely colorful bag, looks complicated though! Maybe I give it a try sometime, thanks for the link!

Jeanne said...

Oh, your bag turned out so cute! I want to make that one someday, too. Everyone says Andrea's instructions are wonderful. Great finish.

Kristie said...

I love how it turned out and the lining looks great!! I've had that pattern saved for a while now, but I just haven't been brave enough to try it yet!