Sunday, November 18, 2012

Twofer 241

I just can't stop making these bags! I pre-cut a couple before going on retreat so that I could put them together with K2. She made hers for a school auction and decided to keep one for herself.  Bwahahaha, mission accomplished: I have created another convert to the 241!

This one will head out east to my sister in PEI for her birthday.

241 Bag by Poppyprint
side 1: Violet Craft's Peacock Lane line, Parade day print with chambray 

241 Bag by Poppyprint
side 2: Elephants!

I forewent the strap construction and tried out a cotton webbing strap so the length can be adjusted for cross-body wear.  I do find the webbing a bit flimsy, though. I will probably return to interfaced fabric strap for my next ones...I'm a sucker for top-stitching lines on a strap. I can see the webbing getting pretty dirty, but these bags wash up in the machine beautifully, so it's not a major concern.

Lotus 241 Bag
This is the second one made with a favourite Amy Butler lotus flower print, again with chambray  for the pockets.

Lotus 241 Bag
Topstitching! It is such a great way to add detail to an otherwise clean bag design. Sometimes I even use my machine's straight triple-stitch for a real stand out topstitched look.

K2 stabilized her versions using a heavy weight canvas basted to the outer fabric. It made for a much more structured, strong bag. Capable of toting 2 beer (in the outer pockets) and 3 wine bottles. We checked. 

photo

Mine are light, just stabilized with fusible woven interfacing on the outer fabric for a more slouchy-type bag.

I've got a lot of repetitive, but fun, craft fair sewing coming up. The VMQG has a table at Got Craft? on December 8/9 at the Croatian Cultural Centre on Commercial Drive in Vancouver. Come visit our table for fabulous gifts and holiday decor!

I'm linking up with my retreat/guild/local-blogging buddy Felicity because everything about this post makes me happy (aside from the fact that I should have done it on Friday...d'oh, it's called Friday Felicities!). Next week, think about something that makes you happy and post about it so you can link up, too!



18 comments:

felicity said...

Nice bag(s), lady! :) Geddit? Bag lady? HAHAHA.

Thanks for linking up to Friday Felicities!

♥Duff said...

OH yeah, what a perfect compliment to the Peacock lane tree & elephants--shows them off beautifully! Once again, your photography skills come shining through; that is a great door and filtering of light. Sounds like you and K2 had a grrrrrreat time making these bags...

DianeY said...

HaHa! I could use a bag capable of holding some beer & wine! Lovely bags though!

What Comes Next? said...

they are great bags - K2's bag was fabulous - good to know exactly what the payload is when lined with canvas. oh dear another project I just have to try...

Katie B. said...

These are really sweet! I love that Peacock Lane print.

Leanne said...

Truly, your retreats focus on the important details. I love all three of the bags, I think I need to get my pattern out and make another or two, they make the best presents.

dutchcomfort said...

Loooove the bags!

Still need to try this pattern! I bought it after seeing your first 241 bag.

Kirsty@Bonjour said...

They look great - I will have to try my next one with the canvas rather than interfacing. I am always carting wine around, you see ;)

Kirsty@Bonjour said...

They look great - I will have to try my next one with the canvas rather than interfacing. I am always carting wine around, you see ;)

Elsa said...

All the bags are great ~ especially the first one ~ love that tree! I went to Felicitie's blog ~ love it!

Ariane said...

I just love your bags!! The first one is my favorite. i just love the fabric!!!

Angela said...

Hmm...haven't had any desire to make one of these until seeing how handy they are for storing alcohol. You may have just converted me...

Katy Cameron said...

Love the fabrics you chose, and so nice of you to test out their bottle carrying properties ;o)

greelyrita said...

Have you done a craft fair before? I just did my first church bazaar and it was a bomb! Not good. My friend and I shared a table. She sewed 8 half aprons with seams down the middle (sold half of them plus much baking). My meticulously sewn stuff did not sell eventhough it was definitely underpriced. I sewed baby bibs, boxers and tablerunners. Any hints?

Flying Blind... said...

Loving the 'party' bag!

Anna said...

fun fun! I love them all. :)

Art by Rhoda Forbes said...

They are great bags.

quiltmom said...

Krista,
It looks like a great retreat and your bags look terrific- How fun that you were able to have some newbies to join in too( unfortunate for those who had to cancel but nice for new people).
Enjoy the blog hop- I am looking forward to meeting some old and new friends.
Warmest regards,
Anna