Wednesday, February 28, 2007

As promised


It's sunny outside, and I remembered to take some photos before delivering this bag to Purl, where it will join it's sister. This is a fairly simple tote bag which I'll be teaching for the level 2 sewing class at Purl. I like it because the oval bottom and the seam-inserted handles make it easy to assemble, but the pattern still includes a zippered inside pocket, some topstitching, and a lining. That way we'll cover lots of ground without overwhelming anyone.


I'm happy with the purple and yellow color combination, and the big graphic polka dots combine nicely with the lining. But my favorite part is that purple zippered pocket inside the tote. It's an unexpected surprise.


And here are a few more photos, mostly because I don't have anything else to say.



The prototype turned out ok as well, which doesn't always happen.

21 comments:

  1. what a great bag... a good way to cover a lot of information. love the yellow polka dots.

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  2. love, love the sunny yellow! wonderful.

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  3. It's a beautiful bag and I'd be over to Purl like a shot if it just wasn't quite such a long way. I'd love to learn how to make something like that.

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  4. Anjali5:05 PM

    What a gorgeous bag! I wish that I lived in the area so I could take your class.

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  5. Oh... I wish I could take your class, too. And not just because of the yellow polka dots--although I'm digging those.

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  6. I love the golden color- yummy!

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  7. i really like the bag! i wish i could also take your bag class, but too much of my income is already being spent at purl.

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  8. I love this bag on so many levels. Really well done. I wanna make one!

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  9. LOVE the color combination!

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  10. I love the bag, Liesl (the colors, the size, the shape, and, indeed, the inside zipper!) -- wish I could sew that way (or take your class...).

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  11. the bag is beautiful!! love the shape, the wonderful color combination, the burst of violet on the zipper... lovely work. how i wish i could take your class too :)

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  12. So cute!

    What do you use for interfacing?

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  13. I love it! Now I'm especially depressed I can't take the class :(

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  14. Janice in Camas12:25 PM

    that is one very cool bag . . . but, I live in WA so no class for me either . . . rats!

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  15. Avice2:06 PM

    Please, please, please make this an online tutorial at Purl once you have taught your class! I don't live in New York any more so I can't sign up and it is a great bag!

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  16. its BEAUTIUFUL. and the color and polka dots are so happy.

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  17. It is a beautiful bag! I love the shape. Oh, and since I have a two year old son, I was wondering what the name of the animal game is from the last post. I think he would love it.

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  18. Dacia Ray3:39 PM

    i love yellow, especially yellow polka dots. It's so cheery! that sounds like a good number of tasks to accomplish in your class. good luck!!

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  19. That's a great bag--shapes, fabrics, zipper surprise, everything. I so wish I could take your class--I need to learn those things!

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  20. oh cute! do you have any tips for sewing on a curve? usually i sew the interfacing in with the outside fabric and pains me so much.

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  21. This is so great -- I'm so sad I don't live in NY anymore. Would you consider doing an online class??

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