28 December 2014

its a summer bag !

so I'm supposed to be cleaning and decluttering my house over the Christmas break but I've sewn a summer bag instead !!

I was looking for some fabric a couple of days ago and happened upon some other fabric that I'd put aside to make a bag - when I think about it this bag has been on my to do list for quite a while - so I decided then and there to make it !

its a pretty quick bag to put together and I've made one before so it was finished in a couple of afternoons !

I changed it up this time - I used batting and free motion quilted a cross hatch on both front and back of the bag - it was so quick and easy - although I did mark the lines first.

I also had a zip in the bundle and now I remember I was going to try and do an insert pocket but in my rush to get it done I clean forgot so it has a sew on pocket instead !

If you've visited me before you will know just how much I love my Bernina and I was especially grateful that it comes with an edge stitch foot that makes top stitching such a breeze and gives such a professional finish ! woo hoo !!

the pattern is The Phoebe Bag by Rebeka Lambert from Artsy Crafty Babe and is available here.

so now that I've sewn something this week its back to the cleaning and decluttering !

linking up to finish it up Friday over at Crazy Mom Quilts.


  1. It's a beautiful bag!!! What a perfect fabric for the bag. The quilting adds a nice touch! Thanks for linking up to finish it up Friday!

  2. Love the fabrics you used. My SIL just made this bag - she changed up the pockets and used a button closure - her bag, her touch.

  3. Cleaning up is over-rated, sewing is a much better way to constructively uses one's time. Great bag, will check out that pattern.


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