Thursday, April 25, 2013

Scavenger Bag

If you've read Amanda's recent post, you know that I visited recently and helped around the house a bit while I was there.  One of my tasks was to cut out her AMH Multi-Tasker tote. Sad to say we had a slight miscommunication, and I cut a couple of pieces incorrectly.  While I didn't do it on purpose {cross my heart}, it worked out to my advantage and I got to bring the incorrectly cut pieces of that yummy AMH linen, along with the pattern, home with me.  I had strict instructions to mail the pattern back by Wednesday, and I am proud to say that it was in the mail on time and my bag is finished.

The way this bag is constructed is rather unconventional, but it turns out that there are some nifty short cuts in the construction method, if you just follow the directions - something I occasionally have trouble doing, to be honest.  But I am ever so pleased with the results (if not with the photography - note to self:  when you go out to take photos and the light is fading fast, also take your glasses!)


Since I had such a limited amount of the AMH linen, I used a solid linen/cotton blend for the pocket lining {can I just say I L.O.V.E. the pockets???}...

And some Quilter's Linen (that my LQS was just unpacking while I was there) for the lining...

And some scraps of that beautiful feather print linen for the bottom of the bag.

Despite the fact that I feel something like a scavenger, I LOVE this bag.  I think it will be a perfect all-round carry-everywhere bag.

You can never have too many bags, right?

So thanks, Amanda and AMH for my new bag!






5 comments:

  1. Ahhh, I love!! Especially the feathers on the bottom :)

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  2. NICE! I also have a problem with following directions! I totally understand.

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  3. What a sweet finish! The bag is so pretty. I can relate to the comment about having problems following directions. I'm a very visual learner so even simple directions--without photos or a video--confound me sometimes. Congrats!

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  4. Ummm, this bag is beautiful...you both are making me think I may need that pattern!

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  5. I have too many bags - said no woman EVER

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