My first attempt at a lined bag
What's better than a bag made with one of your favorite fabrics?
A bag made with two of your favorite fabrics.
I threw this together last night while my husband was out. IKEA decorator fabric on the outside and more upcycled dining room curtains on the inside.
Yes, I realize the picnic table quality about it. I like it anyway.
My new brave self even managed a pocket.
I don't know why I haven't been doing this all along. I think in my head I had some crazy idea that I needed to make two bags...one outside, one inside...and then slip the inside one in the outside. Nope.
To make the lining, all I did was cut two extra pieces of fabric, the same size as my main pieces. I layered them, wrong sides to wrong sides of the main pieces, and went about my bag making business. So easy!
I don't know how many tote bags one girl needs, but have a feeling those vintage sheets are going to find themselves as linings of many more.
And do you need a laugh? My bobbin thought it would be a great idea if I had this mohawk of thread coming out the top of my new bag. Pretty awesome, huh?
i love the picnic-ish look of the bag - makes me feel like warm weather and sunshine might just be around the corner!ReplyDelete
Ah I hate it when my bobbin does that! Glad it is not just me! Your bag is seriously cute!ReplyDelete
Ahhh Cheryl...bobbin disobedience is a hobby of my sewing machine. Your bag looks divine. And those two fabrics work beautifully together.ReplyDelete
Last time I made a bag, when I turned it inside out the handles diappeared into the bag never to be seen again. I just wrapped it up , shut my mouth and gave it as a gift to the intended recipient.
That's great! I love all the great ideas you share :)ReplyDelete
I don't think a girl can ever have too many bags...ever! I love the red checks, and i'm certain the vintage sheets will make sweet totes too.ReplyDelete
I think it's adorable, and I agree with Tracey--you can never have too many bags. ;)ReplyDelete
Oh, Wow!, Cheryl! What an ingenious epiphany - about the lining. I've purchased so many bag patterns, but the whole process of the lining seemed like such a pain. Your way makes so much sense, and easier too!ReplyDelete
The bag really turned out great.
I hate when my bobbin goes haywire like that! So frustrating!
Thanks for sharing your idea. I think I'll try it out!
Love the mohawk. What a great bag and putting a liner how cute. I agree with Tracey that a girl cannot have too many bags!ReplyDelete
Great bag! and what a great idea for those sheets. I have several that I could use for the same thing. JackieReplyDelete
Awesome bag! Your are so creative, seriously you need to open up a little store for all your adorable hand made items! Great job!ReplyDelete
I think you have done a fab job!! Mine wouldnt look anywhere near as good!ReplyDelete
the picnic quality is superb! make it your picnic bag, or at least carry snacks in it.ReplyDelete
i made a skirt out of a tablecloth a few years ago. i always get a lot of comments on it. you know, like...."wow, that looks like it could be a tablecloth" and "oh, you made that? i just can't sew."
anyhoo :) i like my tableskirt so i just keep wearing it
I think you are funny and clever and I love your blog - just wanted to get that out there.
p.s the bag is very cute.
I thought I was the only one who got "mohawks" when I sewed.ReplyDelete
This is awesome. My bobbin must be related to yours! I hate when it does that. And I love the picnic fabric. It is so happy!ReplyDelete
It so cute and really looks like it fits you. How exciting that you were able to try something new and realize that you could do it! :)ReplyDelete
Love this - your fabric choices are adorableReplyDelete
Love your new tote. I agree a woman can never have too many totes. This coming from one tote lover to another. Love your choice of fabrics. the lining reminds me of Cath kidston fabrics.ReplyDelete
Oh my goodness- I LOVE that bag. REALLY love it!!!ReplyDelete
Love that bag! do you sell your stuff!!ReplyDelete
I'm VERY new at this tote making thing and i need to pics to figure out the wrong side to wrong side thing. does the unfinished edge show inside?ReplyDelete
lili, mi piace il tuo blog ,o tanto di imparare da voi buona giornata a tuttiReplyDelete