Thursday, August 30, 2012

Show & Tell...

good morning!
 
at last i've taken the photos of my completed market bag
&
can't wait to take it to market
when i just have a few things to pick up...
mostly lately though
i've had more than a market bag full to get..
 
though of course i could make a few more.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
of course i made it a bit harder than it should have been
by choosing fabric that was just a bit shorter than the pattern wanted
so everything was shortened by an inch...
 
the pockets are also a bit shorter 'cos i didn't have quite enough  for them either...
 
and the front gusset had to be joined 'cos there wasn't quite enough there...hehe!
 
it's amazing that i didn't muck up the calculations
&
it actually fitted together.
 
i would change the gusset width though
'cos it's a bit wide for my liking
&
that would make the bag longer as well.
 
sew & learn eh?
 
i'd better go and feed the dogs
before they start
nagging!
 
wishing you sunshine in your day today...
 
naturally Carol xox
 
 
 

 
 
 
 


14 comments:

  1. Looks terrific! will make shopping more fun I think x

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  2. I love this bag! Your fabric choice is so fresh. I laughed when you mentioned the dogs. I just fed ours !

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  3. It's really lovely! I love the handprinted look of the pockets too. So much nicer than the green bags. I keep meaning to replace mine with a handmade stash, but it's one of those things that I just don't seem to get to..

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  4. Thanks for visitng my blog and leaving a comment :).
    Love the fabrics you've made this bag from. All the topstitching will help it keep it's shape and you'll have it for years, unlike 'green' bags. I have some single thickness handmade shopping bags, without pockets, but a tote bag style one, like yours, is on the to do list. I just need the right fabrics....maybe with cobwebs?!
    Cheers,
    Robyn

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  5. Lovely! That's a great looking bag Carol; beautifully sewn and finished :-)

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  6. Really nice I love it, you have managed to make a simple shopper look quite distinctive Carol.
    Don't be surprised how many people stop you to ask where did you buy that.
    best wishes Julie.C

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  7. What a great bag.. I love it! Clever you!

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  8. Oh Carol, I love it! I think you might need to make a few to sell in your shop alongside your darling cushions :)

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  9. It's gorgeous Carol! You clever thing. I like the way it has a big proper "bottom" instead of just two rectangles sewn together. Love the comment about the dogs too. I can totally relate - if it's not one of the kids it's the Whippet nagging :-)
    Melx

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  10. Hi Carol,

    wow...what a lovely bag. I never sew any bag before and you have inspired me to start my sewing projects..thanks!

    xoxo
    Priz

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  11. You're going to look very stylish down at the market Carol..Love it!..xx

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  12. Gorgeous Carol! Love the apples & 'feature' croissant. You can fill that with LOTS of lovely goodies now xo

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  13. I love this! What a great bag! Love the way you've mixed those fabrics - just perfect :) Kx

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  14. What a lovely bag...found you via knitsofacto, and your blog looks so lovely, I will be stopping back often I think! <3
    Sarah

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i am delighted that you care enough to comment..i love to read each one of them..thank you!