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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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