Thursday, January 14, 2010

I promised pictures, lots of pictures and here they are. First up my over Christmas goodies. Moda Birdies charm packs, Moda Caroler Jelly roll (total score on eBay! yay me) and glace desert roll add to that my new Martelli rotary cutters and tweezers and you have one happy me!! As you can see I have a bit of a thing for Moda fabrics. I am still trying to track down a figgy pudding jelly roll at a sale price so I can make a table runner  for next Christmas.



Next is the purse I have been going on about the past few days. I had an idea for a bag swirling around in my head for months but never actually too pen to paper, Finally 2 days ago I sat down, drew a rough sketch and dove right in, winging it as I am prone to do. The first take was about 2 times bigger then what I had in mind and would have made a better diaper bag then purse. Since I have only one left in diapers and she is training I figured it was time for a mommy purse and I started take two. This was the result. I didn't want to use my good fabric for the first go so this is lined with a heavy canvas. Next time I will go bag to lighter denim. Canvas is a pain in the neck to pleat! I will be making a purse roll to go inside. I need a way I can easily transfer stuff between all my bags. It is adjustable, the rings are small sling rings and safety tested to infinity. I know for sure this will hold anything and everything I need without coming apart. All seams are double stitched or triple in some places. I didn't show it but I even added little snaps to the bottom so the fabric doesn't touch the table. Like mini feet. I still need to box stitch the straps.




Enjoy!

11 comments:

Leigh said...

SUPER cute!!! Love it!

Heather Greenwood said...

oh my goodness, that's super super cute!

Carrie said...

Totally cute! Love it!

Marissa L. Swinghammer said...

Gorgeous bag! I really like how it turned out.

Cari, Abe, and Paige said...

OMG I love that bag.

Skooks said...

Wow! I love love love that bag. Remind me of that fabric again . . . I know I've seen it before!

Nugglemama said...

Michael Miller pod posey border. One of my favorites. I made a bay carrier a while back with it too. It's on here somewhere.

Sarah said...

Love the fabric! LOVE the bag!!

Nugglemama said...

Thanks Everyone!

Lallyy said...

This is gorgeous! I love it, and only on your second try...WOW.
I know you must have your trade secrets but I'm new to sewing and wondered how you stiffen the bottom? The one I attempted, not like yours, the bottom sags. TIA

Nugglemama said...

I used a med weight denim which helps the bag hold it's shape. Also folding the bottom adds that extra stiffness. I will try and post a tutorial at some point but check out sewmamasew for lots of tips and tricks.