A blog about "SEW" many happy little things...and life in between!
February 28, 2009
I don't know what it is about bags lately but they are all the craze right now. It seems like this is all my simply sewing girl's want to make. I found this cute handbag pattern from Amy Butler called the Swing Bag. We will be making these on March 10th in our sewing class. Easy and fun to make. Let's say we'll be swingin' that night! Can't wait for the fun. This is the inside of the bag. The key fob and pockets are optional.
For all my Simply Sewing girl's reading this post, here is the materials list:
5/8 yard fabric for exterior
5/8 yard fabric for lining
1/2 yard fabric for sash and pockets
5/8 yard canvas or fusible fleece interfacing
Snap closure and key fob (optional) Thread to match
My hands are always busy, this has led to many crafty endevers, interior design, paper crafting, or sewing, but my favorite obsession is quilting and making bags. You can just call me an "Old Bag"! My husband, Stuart and I are empty nesters who like to travel in our 5th wheel trailer and spoil our three kids, two son-in-laws, one daughter-in-law and five darling grandkids. (if there's any money leftover from buying fabric!)
I work at Corn Wagon Quilts in Springville, Utah. The perfect job for me. I teach quilt and bag classes for the Corn Wagon and Dave's Bernina in Provo and St. George, Utah. It's a good thing we don't have to live off what money I make, 'cause you know it has to buy fabric! Glad you stopped by, pull up a chair, a diet coke, chocolate and lets get accquainted.
"The desire tocreate is one of the deepest yearnings of the human soul. No matter our talents, education, backgrounds, or abilities, we each have an inherent wish tocreate something that did not exist before .... creation brings deep satisfaction and fulfillment. We develop ourselves and others when we take unorganized matter into our hands and mold it into something of beauty ..."
*Dieter F. Uchtdorf
The President and First Lady
This is my husband Stuart. This is who I share my nest with. He likes the outdoors, hunting, guns, and ME! He is a wonderful cook (am I lucky or what?) He is a fun, kind and loving father and grandpa. I'm so blessed to have in my life.