The Knotted Bag

My latest pattern is here!

 The idea for this bag started way back in August.  I had seen a vintagey dress with a bow in the back and it just looked like it would make a beautiful bag.  (By now you should know that everything looks like a bag to me.)  I’m a bit embarrased by the first few attempts, but I’m incredibly happy with the final product.

And for reasons that I think are obvious, I’m thrilled that I was able to go with a *real* photographer.  Dena did a beautiful job.  The neatest part about using Dena is that I met her through blogging.  It just seemed right that a business that began through blogging gets so much support and help from other bloggers.  Thanks, Dena! 

This is the bag I carried to Quilt Market.  Amy Butler’s Love showed up in my local quilt shop just days before and I was thrilled to have it finished.  You know who commented on it?  Kathy’s mom, that’s who.  And it just made my day!

This one was made with Sweetwater’s Authentic fabric.  Cute as can be!

More Love in decorator weight.  It goes so well with linen.

Oh yeah, the bag comes in 2 sizes.  (Yes, yes, it’s  Love again.)  I just love this picture.  I couldn’t have captured it in a million years.  I guess some people have the eye (and a really nice camera)  and some people just really wish they had the eye for taking really great shots.

My test-sewers are also blog friends.  Shelly and Lara , I couldn’t have done this without you gals!  Thank you!

The pattern, of course, is in the shop

Do you know how hard it was to make a gazillion bags and not post any of them??  Really hard.  And this isn’t all of them.  There are more.  I’ll be listing the ready made bags in the shop as time permits.  And time hasn’t been very permitting (blech!) so it may be a few days.

23 thoughts on “The Knotted Bag

  1. My favorite is in the sweetwater fabric!!!! Loooove it! I want to make it! I’m going bag crazy b/c I wish I had more time to just make fun things like this! About how long does it take to make one of these bags? Thanks for sharing!!!

    • Hi Stephanie, I am one of the world’s slowest sewer (made slower when I try to watch TV at the same time). It takes me about 3 hours to make one. One of my test sewers finished her first one in 2 hours. I was so jealous.

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  3. You remember who else commented on your cute bag? Amy Butler’s assistant! remember that?!?! She was impressed you had already made something since it had just started shipping!

  4. I’ll definitely be sharing your story with my mom! LOVE your new bag, the design is very, very pretty and I’m certain it’s going to be a best seller. Great photography too! Congrats my friend!

    • I forgot to mention that having your day made at the greatest place on earth is pretty hard. 🙂 YOU are one of those blessed people that can take fabulous pictures in addition to all the wonderful other things you are so skilled at. Say hi to your mom for me! 🙂

  5. How did you manage to get Dena (from Sugar Shop) to take your pictures? I read her blog all the time and she is good!! I believe her father was a photographer as well, and if so, she obviously inherited her talent from him. Anyway those pictures are really nice and the bags look beautiful!

  6. Great design. Allows for plenty of versatility.

    I love how you included two sizes in your pattern because quite frankly that bag looks great in both sizes. I can see why you would need both.

  7. I found this pattern the other day on Sew, Mama, Sew and LOVE it! I’m really happy it has two size options. This is on the ‘to-sew’ list for sure!

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