Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Going Berserk for Bags
I used my basic bag pattern from my One Hour FQ Tote Tutorial but used 1/2 yard pieces of fabric for the bag and the lining instead of the FQs. The fabric is home dec weight and was on the remnant table at Jo-Ann's. If you haven't been to Jo-Ann's this week, all their remnants (which are always half off) are half off again, so these bags maybe cost $2.50 to $3.00 each.
I really like this fresh blue. Not quite over-the-top 4th of July, but it gets the message across I think.
This remnant was slightly larger than the other one, so I had enough fabric for the pockets and the handles from this main piece. It's a bit more subdued than the Independence Day tote.
The lining (you can just see a hint of it in the photo, right?) is a scrap from BD#1's scrap bag. I love it when she gives me her scraps. I find them very useful. A couple of months ago she gave me a small paper bag full of scraps. This particular scrap was about 1-1/2 yards long and about 22" wide, or a 1-1/2 yard piece split down the middle. Not sure what she used it for, but I'm grateful for the donation. Another piece from that same bag of donations was the back of my Outfoxed quilt. You can't argue with that!