Time for a New Bag!

15 May

Guest Blog Post by Design Team Member Kerry Ayers Cain

It’s Spring and Time for a Brand New Bag

Spring seems to call for at least one new item to wear and maybe a new bag to carry.  So Deb gathered up fat quarters and ribbons from Blue Twig Studio and so I could make a new bag.  The four fat quarters are from the  Daisy Chain by Prints Charming  line by Kokka (Seven Islands Fabrics).   I decided the bird print was so cute, I would fussy cut and design the bag around it.

Starting Fabrics

Starting Fabrics

Ribbons & Trims

Ribbons & Trims

As a more simple design, I used the turquoise polka dot for the front and back of the purse and the bird print for an outside pocket.  I embellished the bird with a large green leaf trim from Blue Twig and purple flower button I had at home.  Here is the front of the bag.

Front of bag/pocket

Front of bag/pocket

I decided the outside back should not be ignored and embellished it with three layers of trim along the top – a wide purple silk ribbon, a large turquoise rickrack and a small purple leaf trim.

Back of bag

Back of bag

I used the hexagon print for the inside lining, and the rest of the bird print fat quarter for an inside pocket.  The side and bottom gusset was made from the green print.

Inside of Bag

Inside of Bag

The straps for the bag were made from a wide turquoise ribbon.   All the pieces of the bags and the straps were reinforced with fusible fleece to give them body.  I used another small piece of ribbon and a button to create a closure.  Here is a picture of the finished bag.

Finished Bag

Finished Bag

If you would like to make a bag like this, contact Deb for a kit, which includes instructions for cutting the fabric and assembling the bag.


Thanks Kerry for another great tutorial and project idea. What a super cute bag you have created. ~Deb

Blue Twig Studio – 5965 Whiskey River Dr – Colorado springs, CO 80923 – USA

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4 Responses to “Time for a New Bag!”

  1. Sonja Milojevic May 16, 2013 at 1:07 am #

    That is such a lovely bag! The colors are all my favorites! 🙂


  2. Pat Beaty May 16, 2013 at 9:43 pm #


    sorry, I’m doubling up on emails. How much would the kit for this bag be? It’s darling!



    • Deb Prewitt May 17, 2013 at 9:36 am #

      Hi Pat,
      The kit will be $29.95. Pretty good deal for a new bag. Of course, you still have to make it. 🙂


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