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
wishing you sunshine in your day today...
naturally Carol xox



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

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

  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..

  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?!

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

  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

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

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

  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 :-)

  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!


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

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

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

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


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