Saturday, March 19, 2016

I'm a Maker everyday bag

It has been a while since I last blogged. Life has been hectic and my blog was put to the side. I hope you and your family are well

I needed a new Everyday bag as my previous one had seen better days. Susan from Jumi Creations sent me a sweet piece of fabric with a little girl sitting on a wooden spool. The toadstools are cute! Last year I purchased some fabrics from the 'Maker' collection - Art Gallery Fabrics. Susan's piece of fabric was the perfect touch for my Everyday bag

The 'Maker' fabric has so many beautiful little details

Inside pieces of my bag. Cotton webbing with tape measure trim added to the bag strap. The patchwork pocket has 2 sections. One to hold my mobile. One to hold car keys, hand gel and pens

Front view

I did not use a pattern to make the bag. It was made free hand and a little bigger than my old bag. The basic shape was inspired by Anna Graham's 241 tote bag from Noodlehead

Back view

Hand stitching, adding a cotton 'handmade' patch and zakka details were inspired by Amy Sinibaldi from nanaCompany

Inside view

I love my new Everyday bag!

The 'Maker' fabrics are beautiful

I used Scrumptious (by Bonnie and Camille for Moda fabrics) hexies to cover the stitching of the bag strap to the bag and the frayed ends of the cotton webbing

I'm a Maker everyday bag is complete

Red ribbon to accentuate the red on the fabric from Susan

Back view

I used cotton lace trim to cover the stitching of the bag strap to the bag. This idea was inspired by Wynn from zakka Art. Tiny embellishments add beauty!

I finished this project just before school pick up yesterday. I threw my old bag in the bin and happily filled pockets and the main section with my everyday necessities. I love my new bag!! 

Left pocket - floral key fob wristlet by Asako from Piggledee. I use it everyday

Main section - green floral purse and simple zipper patchwork pouch (pattern from Sweetly Stitched Handmades book) both made by me

Have you created something out of necessity? Please share. I would like to hear about it

I hope you all have a great weekend, Julia xx


  1. beautiful job Julia, so neatly finished and overall a stunning everyday bag. Love the free hand creativity. Im sure you will have everyone asking you where you got your bag from. They certainly dont make them like that these days :-)

  2. Thank you for your sweet comment Cathy. I am very happy with the end result. I'm so happy you like the free hand creativity. Have a beautiful day, Julia xx

  3. A beautiful and practical bag Julia! I love the fabrics you have chosen too.

    1. Thanks so much for your kind words Karen. I had fun making the bag. I am enjoying using it everyday. Appreciate you stopping by and commenting. Have a gorgeous day, Julia xx


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