Saturday, May 5, 2012

A Bag for Moi!

Today's the last day for my giveaway. Need some boy fabric or a binding tool? Come check it out here! I will draw a winner in the morning.

I finally finished it! A week or so late but it's done. I used Cherie's pattern to make my own travel bag! My original plan was to make this for my trip with my sis, mom and grandma but I didn't get it done in time. I finally bit the bullet today and decided I was going to get it done.

So cute! I love it. I used printed duckcloth and lined it with muslin like the instructions said to do. It has a front pocket and a side pocket that is zippered.

And this bag is bigger than I thought it would be from the pictures. To give you an idea. This is what I stuffed it with to show the shape.... a case of Girl Scout cookies and a queen sized blanket!

I will say that there was only one thing that bothered me about it that I will go back and fix. There are raw edges on the inside of the bag.

So my plan is to make some binding tape from some of the extra muslin I bought and cover them on the inside so no stray threads get on my clothes when I pack it. Overall I am very pleased with how it turned out and can't wait to make another one. I bought the same circle fabric in orange so I can have a set. I'm not a big floral person for bags. I like designs more.

Now I really have to get busy. My sister wants an iPad case and I also plan on trying to make a little toiletry bag for a friend before Monday if I possibly can. My friend was recently diagnosed with breast cancer and her last day working at the school I used to work at is Monday (she's starting treatment). They're having a little get together for her and I wanted to run by and see her. I also found out that another friend has been recently diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. This is so devastating. She has two young children; the daughter is in our Girl Scout troop. If you pray, please say some prayers for these two families. They are about to have to deal with some really overwhelming situations.


Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

great bag! Love it !

Createology said...

Your bag is fabulous. Great job. I will definitely add your friends to my prayers. I am so sad to hear of their diagnosis. This world we live in is so advanced there should be no cancers. Blessings dear...

Linz said...

Awesome bag!!! It's so cute!!

M-R said...

Melinda, it turned out wonderful! Way to go! I love your fabric choices.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Cute bag! I just said a prayer for each family.