Monday, August 29, 2011

Another 241 bag

Travel Handmade with The Sewing Summit
I finished my mums 241 bag for her birthday in time for her visit last weekend. She really loved the fabric and said she will be able to use the bag when she goes to the local museum where she volunteers each week. My parents are also flying to Canberra for Floriade this year, and I think this is also a handy travelling bag as it can be squashed up if needed to fit into a suitcase.
 There is a good sized pocket on the inside of the bag sewn from some of the book fabric:
I made her a matching card too from the scraps – I really need to get myself a pair of pinking shears as I love making these banner cards and  the flags would look a lot nicer with pinked edges. 
 Simba came to "help" me take photos of the bag which I hung from the branch of our mango tree in the backyard.
 Linking to Sew Modern Monday at Canoe Ridge Creations and to Fabric Tuesday at Quiltstory ( buttons in sidebar).


  1. Your bag looks great Kirsten!....Love the last pic with Simba in it.

  2. Fabulous bag! I have been wanting to try that pattern and I think you just sealed the deal! Also, I'm completely jealous of your mango tree.

  3. This is awesome! I just LOVE the fabrics you chose!
    I must make this bag now!!!

  4. Love this bag pattern! Great job!

  5. Adorable bag! :) Thanks for linking up to {Sew} Modern Monday and have a great week!

  6. i really like that bag. the book fabric is awesome.

  7. What a beautiful bag! I am sure your mom will love it!

  8. this is gorgeous! i picked up some of that fabric, but i haven't decided what to do with it yet. it looks fantastic as a bag.

    i've been eyeing that pattern, but i'm worried that it'll be too small for all the crap i carry around with me! do you have any idea how big it ends up (i know you've already given it away!)?

  9. this is such a beautiful bag....i love your blog an had to become a follower