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Monday, April 9, 2018

Spring bag set

I made this spring bag set for my mother's birthday last week. As I was pressed for time and trying to finish it at the last minute, I didn't take a lot of photos of the work in progress, so there isn't s a specific tutorial for this bag set - however, a combination of several tutorials I've posted here over the years will give you an idea of how I made it.
 

Spring bag set


The set is composed of three pieces - the bag itself, a small zippered pouch and a key chain with my mother's initials embroidered.
 
Spring bag set



The bag was made following the lined tote bag process, with a few differences:

1) I changed the measurements a bit to adjust to the size I wanted


Spring bag set


2) I added an inner pocket - to see how I made it you can check step one of my the little girl bag tutorial

Spring bag set

Spring bag set
 
3) I inserted a piece of ribbon withing the lining seam on one side, to clip the zippered purse in

Spring bag set

Spring bag set


4) I added batting between the bag fabric and the lining
 
5)  I added two small flaps with velcro to close the bag

Spring bag set


The zippered purse was made using my tutorial (click here to read about it). Again, the only difference is that I added a matching ribbon with a clip.


Spring bag set


The key chain? I totally winged it. I found a small wooden frame in the middle of my crafts supplies, which came with a scrap-booking set. I embroidered the initials on some leftover fabric, glued it to the frame (with the ribbon already in place), inserted a bit of polyester filling to add a bit of volume and backed it with gray felt.


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Spring bag set
 

This set gave me a bit of additional work, with all the details I decided to add, but overall I'm very satisfied with the result.


Spring bag set


Spring bag set

Happy Monday!

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7 comments:

  1. You made such a pretty tote bag! Thanks for sharing this at our Cooking and Crafting with J & J.
    Enjoy the week.
    Julie

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  2. I just stopped by to let you know your lovely bag is one of the features over at Handmade Monday - congrats!

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