Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Market Bag's

I bought the Jane Market Bag pattern awhile ago since the bag is sooo cute! I finally got around to sewing one the last couple of days. I wanted one for myself and thought it would be perfect for my Spicing up the Kitchen partner. For some reason I had issues with the pattern, everything just went wrong for me and there was alot of un-picking but....now that I know how to make it it will be way easier.

Jane Market Bags


The pattern does ask you to make the straps 21" long and I wanted mine to be longer so it would fit on my shoulder better so I made my straps 26" long. Here is a picture I took so you can see the difference the longer straps make. I don't know if I would have been able to get the bag on my shoulder if I didn't make them longer, but I think the pattern is meant for you to hold the bag so it was me wanting them longer so it will go on my shoulder.

Market Bag longer straps


I also added in Decor Bond iron on interfacing so the bag would stand on it's own. I love mine alot it is sooo me with all my favorite colors and some cutesy things like the Far Far Away fabric. I also decided to make the front pocket a log cabin instead of just a plain piece of fabric to make it more personal. The pattern is so great you can add in things to make the bag more your own. I ended up cutting my straps the original size and sewed them and then decided to make them longer so I added in the green dot fabric to make them longer making my straps scrappy and I love it and think I will do it on purpose next time.

My Market Bag


This bag is for my SUTK partner and I hope she likes it! I looked up some of her favorite fabrics and I got some in here. I am also making a potholder and Erin & my tradition of our FQ apron. Hopefully I can get it all done this week.

SUTK Market Bag


I have been saying this week was my sewing week and on twitter I have been tweeting "Operation sewing ready to commence!" Since I plan on making me PTS pillow, Jane Market bags 4 me & me SUTK partner, potholder, FQ apron, baby quilt & all on my list this week. So lets hope I get alot more done!

14 comments:

Jeni said...

These turned out so cute Darci! I love the colors in yours, so you! :)

Christine said...

Love your blog! The bags you made are great, love the colors and your pictures of them are wonderful!

twin fibers said...

So cute!

Magoo said...

awesome bags! love the colors. you have lots going on; work it gurl! :)

Barb said...

Great bags, Darci. My favourite part is the green on the strap...so fun.

Erin @ Two More Seconds said...

All that persistence over those dang bags paid off!! ;]

Coisas da Laura said...

Love the idea of log cabin!!!it's super cute!

Karen said...

Your bags look great! Lucky recipient

Michele said...

What great bags!

Helen said...

The bags are great - I love the green 'inserts' on your straps, such a good idea!

Svetlana said...

These bags look fabulous, I love the idea of log cabin pockets, just wonderful!

corners of my life said...

Here is one that looks like a grocery bag that I love to make.
http://cornersofmylife.blogspot.com/2010/06/market-bag-tutorial.html

Janna said...

Darci I am in LOVE with your bags!! I am making some of these tonight for my 3 kids teachers. Inspired by this post (I had this pattern already, but hadn't made it yet) Tomor is last day school - yes, I am a MAJOR procrastinator. I'm just curious for my next round of these, did you just put the deco bond onto the lining piece? And do you remember how big you did your log cabin block? I'm assuming you just winged (is that a word??!:) it and then cut it down to fit the pocket, am I right? Again, gorgeous bags!!!

Nicky said...

Great bags - I bought some fabric to make a beach bag but haven't started that yet...

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