Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Change the fabric ...

and you change the look of this simple bag. I thought this fabric combination looked more "wintrier" than the obvious spring look I had with my previous versions.
The two other changes to my bag design included self made piping and pull tabs at each end of the zipper placket. I think the only detail left to finish on this present, is to make a decorative tie for the zipper pull.

There is so much potential to play with details on this design - but this time I wanted to feature the fabric of this pretty fat quarter (don't you love projects that use a small amount of materials and give big results?). I know the recipent of this bag isn't a blog follower, so I decided I was safe in sharing this project with you. ;o)
Hope you're all making good progress with your handmade gift lists! Happy crafting.

7 comments:

  1. The fabrics are lovely, so are the bags. And, as you say, the second one does look more wintry...

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  2. the piping gives it such a professional look! I love seeing how a project looks different just by changing the fabric. you did such a great job!!

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  3. The details on your projects are amazing Katherine! I've never tried piping, but it certainly gives it a very professional look. Nice job!

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  4. Beautiful bag, Katherine!
    It does look completely different from the spring version.

    I love how the piping outlines the pretty shape, too.
    Kimberly :)

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  5. Nice bag Katherine! Gosh, it does look different. I love things made from fat quarters or charm squares. So much bang for your buck!

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  6. You always make me feel a strong will to copy you!!!as if I could...
    That piping is perfect I can not even imagine how it is done, so I have to give up copying you :)
    BUT this evening I'll try to make four, I said four, pounches like yours for gifts: to my two sisters, one sister-in-law and my daghter's mother-in-law - I'll show them- if all runs well - because none of them read my blog for these days.

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  7. the piping makes the bag so wonderful...love that!

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