Friday, October 11, 2013

A bag & a {giveaway}!

I am super excited to be sharing this finished bag with you all today!!

It was over a month ago when I got lucky & noticed Amanda Jeans request on IG for people to test out her new scrap happy purse pattern. I jumped at the chance & was thrilled when I received it & looked it over. It looked like the perfect bag pattern I'd been in search of!!!
One of the things I did different is use low volume strips I had already cut & leftover from my string quilt (which is still a wip). They are a bit wider than the called for ones but I think it still turned out fabulous! I also cut my batting the length of both pieces & that way I could easily quilt it as if it were one big piece. Really this bag went together so quickly I was almost shocked!
{in progress}
{meet my fabulous new bag in all her glory!!!}
{pockets in the lining & my tag plus a fun sewing tag for added charm.}

{I used so many of my favorite low volume prints in here!}

{magnetic snap closure is perfect for keeping your bag from gaping open.}

I also chose the option of using premade leather bag handles instead of making my own. This was an interesting experience & if you peek inside they are far from perfect, but I'm happy with how it turned out either way. I also have to thank Kristi  of the lovely Schnitzel & Boo for helping a girl out & sending me these gorgeous red handles!!! They are so perfect!

And Now for the EXCITING news!!!!!
Amanda has kindly offered a PDF pattern for me to give away to one of readers!
(If you cant wait & just HAVE to have the pattern right now, you can find it here.)
1. Just leave a comment on this post letting me know what you think of the bag!
2.Become a follower for a second chance! or let me know if you already are.
I'll pick the winner next wed. Oct. 16.
Good luck & happy sewing! xKaren


  1. Super cute tote and I love the red handles!

  2. Now following by email.

  3. love your bag - the fabrics are just perfect and love the pop of blue from the lining - the red handles are cute too !

  4. and I just became a follower - thought I already was !!

  5. This bag is darling! I love the handles. So fun!

  6. And of course I'm a follower. :)

  7. Such a super bag, and those cherry red handles really set off the pretty prints.

  8. You did such a great job! It's so pretty, Karen!

  9. Love this pattern and the handles are perfect!

  10. Already follow you on Bloglovin'.

  11. I love the functional basket shape, looking forward to making one of these. Your low volume version is beautiful.

  12. I love your low volume version of this pattern and the handles add just the right amount of "zip"! I would love to have this pattern.

  13. Oh you did a great job on this! I love the low-volume look... and the red handles made me gasp!
    Always a follower...

  14. I love how your bag turned out!! And the red handles are so perfect!! Thanks for the giveaway!

    1. Sorry I forgot to add my email address is

  15. Very cute bag. Have to add this to the list of things to make for my granddaughter.


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