June 21, 2011

One "Sweet" Bag!

MaryAnn and Marsha had asked me to make our shop sample using the charm pack of the Cherry Fizz fabrics that the participants would be recieving when they completed the shop hop. Now there's a challenge for ya, but I was up to it. Bring it on. So of course a bag came to mind. Here are the fabrics I had to choose from to go along with the charms. Barbara Jones of Quilt Soup is the designer. My charms and yardage. Ready, set, sew!

And and this is what I came up with. Meet, Simply Cherry, A "SEW" Sweet Bag. Kind of cute don't you think?

The scallop trim is made using the new scallop ruler by Quick Points. It's really nifty and it makes cute binding and trims for quilts. The green accent strip is actually one strip but the way I've stitched it down it almoset takes on the look of bias tape, huh. That was kind of a happy mistake and I like it better than what I was trying to do with it.

The inside features two pockets, seperated for the small stuff you carry in your bag. The tab closure that snaps over the front. I love my green snap, don't you? I wish I would run onto to those again someday. I have used all my colored ones and they add so much color than a regular silver or gold one I think.

In the bag itself I only used 16 charms and I needed to use all 23 so I made a posie from the leftover 7. Then I added a big black button and a crochet doily and a set of cherries, compliments of Riley Blake. They make the cutest accessories, such as pom poms, ric rac, buttons, etc. These just happend to have been in the shop for a little bit, and I thought nobody would want to add them. A perfect match to the black fabric. We could have sold a ton of these things. Isn't it funny that the minute you use something that isn't selling it flies right out the door. I'm sure we can get more of them.

And of course she is in pattern form now. My very first bag pattern, yippy skippy! Not as bad as I thought it would be writing it. I just put it on hold to long, then I was cramming to get it done the day before shop hop. We are selling them in the shop in a kit, with all the fabrics and finishing supplies to make your own bag. Or we do have single copies of it.

Thank you Kira for making such a cute cover for Simply Cherry and in such short notice too. You saved me again.


joansie said...

SO WHEN IS THE CLASS FOR THIS ONE????? Malynn and I will be there!

Yvonne said...

I AM SEW PROUD OF YOU!!!! What a great bag have you designed! Class in September????? ( I hope)
Please hold one pattern aside for me I want to buy one! Love the fabric you have used and the cute, cuter, cutest accents......

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Sew sew sew cute.