Goodie Bag Swap

The Weekender Bag...sigh...
Goodie bag swap for Kelly

It's not as bad as I originally remember it being, but of course, being me, I decided to modify it. I though for sure I could find a way to attach the lining better with less hand stitching. I won't bother you with what I ended up doing because in some ways it was better, but overall just the same amount of hand stitching.
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This was going to be my test bag. I was selfishly going to keep it. Then I decided that I didn't want to make another for Kelly. And anyways the navy fabric that I bought for Kelly was not navy enough. So I stuck with the yellow.
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I used fusible Peltex so that I didn't have to sew it in. Lining up the zig zags on the pockets was a b*tch. Especially with the zipper. I have measurements somewhere in case I ever want to recreate that...

Once I was done with Kelly's bag, I made my Vera bag with the fabric that wasn't navy enough. I loved it so much that I made Kelly a little tote out of it too.

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I don't have picture of the fabric that I included, but, to me, it wasn't the important part. Just trust that there was fabric.

Kelly is super awesome (I assume. She is on her blog and flickr) so I wanted to make something great for her. I signed up for the intermediate level for the swap, but secretly hopped up to advanced to be partnered with Kelly. ;) Kaelin and I were being sneaky!!

10 comments:

  1. O... my ... goodness... I wish that yellow bag was in the mail on its way to me. AWESOME, seriously, favorite handmade bag I've seen in bloggyland.

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  2. WOW! i'm currently slogging through the weekender bag. Yours is gorgeous, you are an awesome partner to make one for your swap partner!

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  3. I am the luckiest girl in the world! I hope I am super awesome enough to deserve all your hard work. It certainly paid off! I know I'm going to get lots of compliments on my bag when I take it on it's debut outing tomorrow! I am so overwhelmed by your generosity and hard work--all for me! I feel so special! :) Thank you, bestest swap partner!

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  4. Wow, I can't believe you made this bag to give it away! What kind of fabric is that, that you used? It looks amazing...great job matching up the zig zags!!

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  5. It's SO cute and Ali... My birthday is exactly a month from today...in case you changed your mind about wanting to make another bag. ;)

    Let's get together soon- whenever you get back from wherever you are. :)

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  6. I would not like to attempt that but your end result looks amazing and the colour is perfect, really summery

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  7. I do not have the words to describe the awesomeness of these bags! I am IN LOVE.

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  8. I adore how that bag turned out! I imagine Kelly is still jumping up and down out of pure joy :)

    Someday, someday I will try that bag :)

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  9. the bag is amazing... :) Brilliant work - (and I totally noticed that you lined up those zig-zags...). ;)

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  10. She did it again!!! What an awesome swap buddy!! I really love this and I want one now! I think I will have to make one. I really love that yellow fabric!!

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