Saturday, August 7, 2010

A new bag for Caitlin...


So this is what I've been sewing this week, a new bag for my youngest daughter Caitlin. She decided she needed a bag to carry around her things and it needed to be big enough for a few books and some art supplies because drawing and just being creative is what keeps Caitlin happy.  We decided to make the 'taxi tote' from Anna Maria Horner's book "Seams to me" but made it it a couple of inches longer.  I let her loose in my sewing attic to choose some fabrics and together we chose 2 batiks for the outer and inner and added some bright swirly blue for the trim and some green and aqua hand dyed cotton for the pockets.


I added an extra pocket on top of the larger pocket because extra pockets are handy in a large bag. This bag came together really easily and I found the instruction clear and easy to follow. I probably could have done it in a day if I'd had a whole day to spend on it.

A nice big button to close it! I'm feeling very proud of this button because it's the first button I've made from scratch using this tutorial. Thanks Michelle for the easy to follow instructions!


I'm linking this post up to Sew'n'tell friday . Head on over to Amy's blog to see all the other fabulous finishes this week!

13 comments:

Penny said...

Great job! Love the bag. I also made something from that book..without the book! I'm at Amy's party..no.8!

Miri said...

Great bag! Love the colors and the big button.

Needled Mom said...

It's a great bag. I love the extra pocket and that awesome button.

Kristen said...

This bag looks wonderful! I've got to try this book. The geckos are so so cute!!!

wishes, true and kind said...

Great bag! After struggling through making a few zippered pouches and one tote, I have a lot of appreciation for this type of sewing project!

Karen said...

Lucky girl! The bag looks a great size.

p.s.phyllis sews said...

Love the fabric that you chose!

trish said...

Very cute!

Larri @ Seams Inspired said...

Cute bag! Love the prints you used. Stopping by from Sew&Tell. Thanks for sharing. Happy Sewing! :o)

www.seamsinspired.com

Michele said...

Catherine, that bag is fabulous! Love all the fabric choices and nice button, btw. :)

Ariane said...

What a great bag! I love it!! So cute!!

Deborah said...

Great bag!

Ravenhill said...

Wow, what a gorgeous bag! The fabric is so lively and pretty!

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