Sunday, July 01, 2012

First ..... of many

My first Jane Market Bag -- LOVE IT!!

 jane market bag

A week ago the Guild had a sew-in. I took tons of stuff to work on, but my main goal was to cut out &, with luck, make, a Jane Market Bag. Quite a few of my Guild friends have made this bag, so I was hoping for help & guidance. Liz has made LOTS of these bags, refining, tweaking, enlarging & reducing, along the way & she awesomely held my hand through my first bag. I got all the parts cut out & the bag assembled to a place where I needed to do some careful pressing. I am sure I would have scratched my head for days trying to do this alone. Back home, I pressed, top-stitched & added the handles.

It's like that old saying: Give a girl a totebag & she can carry her stuff until it wears out; teach a girl to make a totebag & soon she & all of her friends & family will have totebags out the wazoo for the rest of their lives.

7 comments:

Karamat said...

It came out great!!

Nifty Quilts said...

Looks great! Hey, is that you reclining on the couch?
; >

sally said...

love love love!!!!! I may have to drink the Kool-aid!!!

Rachaeldaisy said...

A freind gave me a Jane Market bag and I love it. It's the perfect size and the pockets on the outside are so handy. I LOVE the fabric combo you used!!

amy and the bad cats said...

i love this one!

Carla said...

I could use one of those this weekend for Quilters Quest Bus Trip. 6 quilt shops in 2 days. 7 if you include the one you leave from.

Jamie Lee said...

Love that quote and te tote bag. I have seen it a lt online and always like it so I'll have to get that pattern!