Friday, 27 July 2012

TGIFF

Thank goodness it is finally finished / finished Friday!

I finally completed my Pretty Pleats Reversible Tote.  My first attempt went pear shaped so I re-gathered my strength and courage and picked some new fabrics and started fresh.  And thank goodness I did because now I have this pretty bag:


I'm loving the quirky birds [Laura Gunn Garden Wall] fabric - especially the one on the bottom left corner! They are all pretty cute feathered friends, don't you think!?  I also used Kona Brick and Kona Navy but now wish I had used Cerise or Eggplant instead of the brcik red.  I am pleased I finally made it and the best bit is that it turned out!  Oh and that it looks like it should and it works (quite a sturdy bag)!  I'll be using it on my upcoming holiday as it is nice and spacious inside for all sorts of things like a bottle of water, a camera, wallet and snacks!!



2012 Finish-A-LongI will eventually purchase more black with cream dots fabric to make my first version with, as that is what I really want to use as my everyday bag.  But at least it is done and off my 3rd Quarter Finish Along list with Quilter in the Gap.  If I make another I may add a magnetic closure, an inside pocket and key ring clip which will make it non-reversible but that's ok by me! 

So I am happy to link up to
I'm off to do some hemming by hand and some embroidery as Mr Toyota is now in for a much needed sewing machine MOT and service ready for all the sewing I HAVE to do in August!  Swaps, bee blocks and personal challenges -- a busy month ahead!  This includes my Vintage Holiday quilt!

Have a great weekend!

July Finishes

14 comments:

Colette said...

Cute bag - I think the red looks good!

Charlotte said...

that's gorgeous! Well done :-D

Gill said...

Great bag!! and I love the fabric!! is it still available? where did you get it from??

Di said...

Cool bag. Di x

mammafairy said...

Love it!

Cherie said...

Great looking bag! =D

Pennie said...

Lovely bag, Amy, am about to tackle one of these myself as a project and am considering having a trial run first - somehow it doesn't look as easy as the 241!

Marsha Cooper said...

How neat!
I'm wanting to learn to make more different types of bags.

Maria said...

Really cute. I love it.

Sara said...

Love the bag!! Your troubles with it paid off!!

machen und tun said...

the bag looks great, Amy!!

Sarah Craig said...

What a great bag! It sure will come in handy, being large enough to hold all the good stuff! Whoop whoop!!

Bronwyn Beazley said...

I love this bag! And it reminded me that somewhere I have some of this gorgeous fabric - off to go searching for it now. Thanks for linking up with TGIFF. :)

Elizabeth said...

Amy, that bag is SO cute! I love the birds! You did a beautiful job and I love your plans for the next one! Can't wait to see it. Congrats on a great finish and thank you for linking up!

xo -E