Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Bag Give-a-way

What I love most about sewing is the entire learning process. It's satisfying. It's tactile. It's colorful. It's a process. And you have to start somewhere.

One of the first patterns I purchased was the Amy Butler Swing Bag pattern. I purchased the pattern so I would learn how to seamlessly line a tote with handles sewn in the top seam. And what a great learning experience. I remember taking the time to prepare the fabric, read and rereading the directions, and taking it one step at a time.

I used a very rich colored plum deco weight fabric for the exterior and coordinating floral pattern for the interior. The bag is reversible too. I even made my first ever fabric flowers that were included in another pattern of Amy Butlers. They are attached with safety pin backs.

But unfortunately this bag has just been hanging in my closet and it deserves a new life with one of you. So, if are so inclined leave a comment by Friday and this could be yours. :)

19 comments:

  1. Not only am I inclined, but I'm also loving the new blog layout!

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  2. I am inclined for sure.. Thats such a cute bag. I would love to put it to use.. Thank you have a great week..

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  3. I was just thinking I would like a purple bag for Autumn...maybe I won't have to make one!

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  4. I have that bag pattern but haven't made one yet. I LOVE yours!

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  5. I love the colors in your bag. It would look glorious on my arm!

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  6. I'm very inclined. :) I love the colors!

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  7. We have very similar tastes! I made a bag out of that floral fabric as well because I loved it so...and then gave it to my mother as a mother's day gift. Soooo, I'm very inclined to enter myself in your give-away!

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  8. I love it! It's a very pretty color, and perfect for fall. Plus it's got flowers!!

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  9. What an excellent fall bag! Love the flowers on the outside. It's posts like these that always make me rethink starting a sewing habit (yeah, still haven't done it out of fear). Read and reread the directions? That's so me.

    Awesome bag!

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  10. I feel lucky today! And I need a new bag. lucky, lucky chicken bone....strike!

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  11. Count me in LeeAnn!! Thank-you for having such a great giveaway!

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  12. I enjoy your blog and sewing adventures. Thank you for reminding me of the learning piece. I would love to have that plum/floral bag hanging from my shoulder.....sweet.

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  13. This is such a lovely bag! Great job!

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  14. mememe!:) The bag is seriously gorgeous - I have projects of my own that would love a bag like this to live in:)

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  15. I love the bag. Great blog too.

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  16. Boo hoo, how did I miss this??? I guess I was trying not to be on the computer so much. HORRIBLE ERROR! This bag is so beautiful, plus I always long for something handmade by the blog friends whom I admire most! Congratulations to the lucky winner!
    ~Emily

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