Tuesday, August 21, 2007

My First Bag

I love my new Pleated Tote! I used the same bird fabric that I used on my Cushion Cover. The inside is also lined with the same fabric.

It's a large bag, very roomy and it goes right over your shoulder. I can see myself making more of these for Christmas presents this year. DH was very impressed when I showed him the bag. If I knew what I could do with a sewing machine earlier, I would have bought one a long time ago. I guess I got scared off from my 8th grade Home Ec Class.
Pattern: Free pattern from Artsy-Crafty Babe, here is the PDF Link.
There is also a Flickr Group where you can see other people's Pleated Totes.

14 comments:

rohanknitter said...

That is so cute!

Kristy said...

What a nice bag! It looks like it's a really useful size, too. I love the fabric.

*karen said...

I can't believe it's your first sewn bag. It's gorgeous, really.

flanthrower said...

The bag looks fantastic! Worry not...Hello Kitty sewing machines can accomplish quite a bit. I've lost track of how many projects I've put through my little machine.

opportunityknits said...

It's a very nice bag. I still have sewing phobia courtesy of my domestic science lessons from way back :) so I have to really psyche myself up everytime I sew!

schrodinger said...

Congratulations. And now you've started, there's no stopping you. Enjoy the new hobby :)

knittingphilistine said...

Success!! Very cute.

Corrie said...

love the bag and I hear you on the sewing front! I did sewing in year 7 and was absolutely hopeless! never finished the pillow or skirt we were supposed to make...now you can't get me out of my sewing room ...I like that you can find a quick project and do it in an afternoon! a bit harder to do with my knitting

Lynn said...

I can't believe this is your first sewn bag! It's gorgeous! I love love love love love the fabric. I will have to move this up on my things to sew list!

Amy said...

I LOVE that bag! The shape is great, and the fabric you chose for it is perfect.

Chickengirl said...

hooray! It looks awesome. I like the fabric alot= cute yet its subtle. Thanks for the link to the pattern. I've got to make one these days!

joyce said...

ooh! i like it. i must try it next time!

kelp! said...

I love your bag so much! It reminds me of one I've seen in a japanese sewing book, thanks for the link to the free pattern!

JL said...

I m a bag girl. Love your bag, very nice and handy.

I have probia in doing the linning. It takes longer than sewing/knitting the bag.