It was inevitable that one of my leftover DIY projects will involve patchwork. I usually steer well clear of patchwork because I find it dowdy and forced. That was until I stumbled upon a talented quilter and blogger from Pink Penguin.
This little bag is based on a tutorial she posted on her blog. It's originally supposed to be a lunch bag.
The tutorial is simple and well written, no pattern is required since the pattern pieces are all rectangles of various size.
There were a few things I altered:
First of all I layered an organza fabric on top of linen fabric for the cover and finished the edges with french seams.
I made pockets on both sides of the lining. I used plain satin stitch to reinforce the pockets.
The handles on this bag are a bit shot, if I ever make another bag I will definitely make longer handles.
Draw strings were finished with a couple of tassels made by Mr. C. I added some beads for a bit of bling.
A fun and easy project that is perfect for someone who is considering to venture into the world of quilting.