Friday, March 18, 2011

One Hour Bag


My aunt’s birthday was last week and I knew that I wanted to give her something handmade.  She is an artist so I knew that it would be appreciated.  Well my plan almost fell apart because I just couldn’t seem to find time to go out and buy fabric.  With two sets of twins that tends to happen.  I have actually brought them all to Joann’s with me before.  Let’s just say it’s not the most relaxing experience.  : ) 

I decided to go through my fabric stash and then search through some linky parties to find something that I could make with what I had on hand.  What I came up with is this cute One Hour Bag.  Isn’t it sweet and simple?



When I tell that I had just enough of the exterior fabric I mean just enough.  I even shrank my original pattern just a bit.



I love how the straps are on the outside and the little buttons add just the right touch.



I put a little pocket inside as well as a snap closure.


If you would like to make one too go to Vintage Ric Rac for the Free Tutorial!  Yippee!


Also be sure to check out the version on A Time For Everything.   Melissa’s bags were the ones I found on a linky party.  I just love her idea for using rosettes instead of buttons.

Happy Sewing!





  1. It's so sweet! The blue & yellow together feel so springy. I'm sure your aunt loved it. :)

  2. It looks great - did your Aunt like it. It does look very spring like.

  3. Love the fabric! I think it would take me at least 3 hours, I'm a very slow sewer!! I came from Strutt Your Stuff, have a great day!

  4. This looks great - have bookmarked for future attempt!

  5. such a cute bag. It reminds me of Rae's buttercup bag which was the project that got me back into sewing.


  6. How cool! I think I need a new bag! I marking it to try it; I didn't sew for too long!...
    I admire your twin square family!

  7. What a fun little bag and the colors look so great together!

  8. Really like your choice of material. Nice job.


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