Are you ready for it? Yes?
Here’s the last of three pink and girlie bags for three little girls. I didn’t have time to go fabric shopping before Megan’s birthday. My solution was to make a patchwork bag. I took all my pink scraps, added a few girly blue heart scraps and cut them all 10cm high. I varied the width to make sure it wasn’t too uniform. To calm the busyness of the bag I added a pink panel and a pink flap (Kona baby pink). And just because I can, I added a fabric flower made from a long, gathered strip of the pink fabric I used for the lining and handle.
Here’s the back of the bag:
I did remember to turn the heart fabric so that the hearts would be the right side up both on the front and the back of the bag. I admit it, I did pat myself on the back afterwards as I have been known to need my seam ripper almost excessively on certain projects…
I wrote Megan’s name with an air erasable pen and used a simple stem stitch.
The pictures aren’t great but I had about five minutes after finishing the bag to take them before it was picked up. I really have to set up a white box so that I can take some nice pictures of my bags.
PS I did use the seam ripper when making this bag. I sewed the inside pocket too close to the edge, meaning that poor Megan wouldn’t have been able to put much in it or get her things out easily. Doh!