Friday, March 23, 2012

Friday Finish: Red Quilted Handbag

This was a crazy week at work and I haven't had time to post, but I did make progress on a few projects.  I managed to get this bag completed *and* take pictures outside in the sun.



I bought a pack of Fat Eights several years ago but wasn't sure what I'd do with them.  A few weeks ago, while trying to fall asleep, I became obsessed with finding them and making this bag.  Of course, it took me 3 days to find where I had them stashed.  Isn't that always the way?

I made up this pattern and the measurements.  The base of the bag measures 10" x 4" and is 9 1/2" tall.  (I measured my favorite purse and used that as my guideline.)  I added inside pockets on both sides and made a small zippered pouch to match the fabric that's on the bottom of the bag (but not shown in the pictures).


Here's a close-up shot of the flower I made, using this tutorial.  It was super easy and I think it adds a fun touch to the bag.



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29 comments:

  1. Great bag! Lots of room, pockets, just love the added flower.

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    1. When it comes to handbags, I don't think you can ever have too many pockets :-)

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  2. Its a super nice bag and the flower looks great!!

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    1. Thank you! Your tutorial was so easy to follow. I will make many, many more of these flowers for future projects :-)

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  3. That is super cute! The flower is the perfect touch!

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    1. Thank you so much! I am planning to make many more of those flowers for future projects. I was shocked how easy it was and that it came out right on the first try! :-)

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  4. super cute bag! and yes, that's the way it always goes for me...having to hunt for too long before finding what i need. :)

    thanks for linking up!

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    1. Thanks for the inspiration to link up! Love your blog... though my "wish list" seems to double every time I visit ;-)

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  5. That is an adorable bag - and I LOVE the colors!!

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    1. Thank you! I usually don't use reds but I was pleased with how they came together.

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  6. Cute bag! Love the extra touch the flower adds:)

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    1. The flower was so easy to make, I'll definitely. Be making more of them.

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  7. So fun! I love turning fabric that has been collecting dust into something useful!

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    1. I am on a Fabric Fast this year so I look forward to making many more useful projects with a *lot* of dusty fabric :-)

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    1. It was supposed to be a gift but now I want it, too. :-)

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  9. I am going to have to make me a bag...or maybe 2....

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    1. There are no such things as too many bags or too many pockets :-)

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  10. I love the pretty color of this bag and the flower is the perfect touch!

    xo -E

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  11. So cute! I love the flower. Just the perfect finishing touch! :o)

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  12. What a fun bag! I love red and you used those to perfection.

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  13. Beautiful little bag! Whoop whoop!!

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