Thursday, January 7, 2010

Crazy Quilt Bag With Tatting

I just finished making three bags, one of them has some of my tatting motifs on the front. The pattern for the bag itself was easy to put together but it took a couple of extra days to do the crazy patchwork fabric piecing and adding all of the embellishments. It was fun and turned out to be really cute.

The ribbons on each side of the bag can be tightened.

 Embellishments include tatting, beads, buttons, stitching and ribbons.
 A closer look at some of the embellishments.

This is the back of the bag with a pocket and button closure.

The other two bags are late Christmas presents. They're both made out of the same pattern and they were super easy to sew. Since I've given both of them away and I liked the bags so much, I bought some fabric to make one for myself. It's hard to tell but these bags are actually a pretty good size and have an inside zipped pocket for storage. I folded up a bath towel and stuffed it inside when I took the photos and there was still room to spare.

There is some decorative stitching below the band and I just love the big wooden buttons.

Now that Christmas 2009 is completed, I can start thinking about new projects for 2010.


  1. Beautiful bag!! What is the pattern name?

  2. I love you Mommy!!!! You are the biggest blessing to us. God provides for us through you in so many ways!!! You are and always have been the best Mommy in the whole world. I pray I will be even half the Mommy you are!!! Love you!!!

  3. Happy New Year Tatteristic!

    Your bag turned out fabulous!! I like the colors and materials you used. And of course the tatting adds such a nice touch!!

  4. I love the bags! You could go in to business... but then you'd probably have less fun!

  5. Thank you very much. I posted the names and numbers of the patterns I used. If you like to sew, they are a lot of fun to make.


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