Tuesday, June 8, 2010

A Bag for Mom

I can't figure out why I keep starting new projects, but I'm going to just let that question ride and go with it. Mom and I walked over to Cool Cottons the other day, it's a few blocks away from my house (dangerous), and I just needed a half yard of a solid brown to mix in with my Paris hexies. Well, I don't think I could ever leave that shop with just a half yard of a solid. I picked up a couple half yard of tufted tweets, and my Mom fell in love with this bird fabric. They had an Amy Butler swing bag on display, and Mom really liked that too. I already had that pattern and had made one for me and one for my cousin. I offered to make one for Mom, and she bought the fabric. I brought the project to the PMQG sewcial at Modern Domestic last Saturday and was able to complete most of the bag. It turned out really cute, and will be a nice summer bag. I added a zippered pocket and 3 open pockets on the inside so it can be used more like a purse. Even though I haven't really started on my new bag, I feel like I accomplished something this week. Happy Birthday Mom! You're the best :)


  1. This turned out great! So glad I could watch it starting to come to life. I bet your mom loves it. I have to get some Tufted Tweets in the grass colorway. Have. To.

  2. The title should actually read, "A bag for Jen".
    BTW how much was the Tuff Tweeds?

  3. Ever practical you are! Good call with the zippered pocket and the rest.