Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Keep Calm & Sew On bag: DONE!

It's done peeps!
Simplicity 8331: Keep Calm bag: done!
And I went with ORANGE piping!
simplicity 8331 Keep Calm bag done!
That was because it was the only piping I had that actually matched a color in the bag.  It's lined with canvas to give it some structure.  I was going to try a zippered pocket, but ran out of time.
Simplicity 8331: Keep Calm bag: done!
It's Simplicity 8331 from the 90's.
Simplicity 8331: Keep Calm bag: done!
The fabric is Timeless Treasures. I bought a half yard on ebay. Little scraps are left. This fabric was not printed on grain, and it veered off toward the edges. So it's not perfectly, er, level.  Also I had to make the bag handles in different directions due to lack o' fabric.
Simplicity 8331: Keep Calm bag: done!
I've made one of these bags for each PR weekend I've attended. and one for Christmas.
Simplicity 8331 bag family reunion
Family bag reunion 

And this is what a woman who's about to go on a 2 week vacation looks like:
Simplicity 8331: Keep Calm bag: done!
First stop:
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I will be tweeting!  #prwknd

And yes, I watched all 4 epis of the Great British Sewing Bee.  And I *loved* each and every one.  More please.

Be well!

7 comments:

  1. the orange is an awesome choice - still a great colour but not too clashing with all the other colours in the bag. I admire your patience in making all those bags, I find bag making so fiddly. Have a great holiday, especially at the PR weekend, I look forward to seeing you pop up on other people's blogs!

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  2. Ah, so cute! Another statement bag! Enjoy your time off and away.

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  3. I loved the great British sewing bee.
    I paticularly loved the positive drama as opposed to the usual reality show --i.e.project runway

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  4. Terrific bag. I could use a "keep calm" something or other in my life right now! Have a great trip.

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  5. Too cute! Enjoy your vacation!

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  6. Love the orange! Hope you have a wonderful trip.

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  7. You did such a professional job on this bag! Love the fabric choice too!

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