Sunday, January 31, 2010

Bags, bags, and more bags

A few weekends ago, I decided it was time to retire my everyday purse (it was a lovely handmade small messenger bag style purse, but it is getting worn out). So I decided I would make myself a new bag, or three. Really, I didn't know what type of bag I would want to use, and I couldn't resist making quite a few. So by Sunday evening, I had a wall of bags...

By the time I took this picture, I had already given away the dragon bag (posted separately below).

I love this fabric, and the simple bag design turned out well with such a busy fabric.

Here is a close-up of the patchwork dresden circle bag. I should post a link to the page where I got the idea for this bag, but I can't seem to find it. It was originally intended to just be a straight dresden circle bag, but the first circles I sewed up were disproportionate and too small, so I cut it all up and added some more fabric to make the patchwork panels.


  1. I especially love the Dresden Circles bag! It almost reminds me of neckties. I think it's the striped fabric! :)

  2. I love hte shape of hte everyday bag. Very serviceable and easy to carry! Rebecca Ednie/thebragal Swap-Bot

  3. nice bag. I wish to create my own my sewing skill is too bad. :p

  4. Oh my gosh! I want a purse from you! You are so talented, I can sew but nothing like this perfection. They're all so great. Wow.
    ~Jaemac from swap-bot

  5. Hi Yoshi,
    You have a lovely blog. I especially like these bags. I feel inspired to try my hand. I'm crafty just not much in sewing. I'm following your blog. Would you follow mine?
    Blessings on your day,
    Coleen Franks
    P.S. I'm from Swap-bot Comment on Craft/Design blogs.

  6. The dresden bag is so amazing! I really love it!
    -mariaisabel from swap-bot

  7. So much nice bags :)! So coooool. Wow.

    Fabi (BubbLeGumGirLie for Comments on Craft/Design Blogs)

  8. I want one! LOL these are great bags.


  9. Oh, oh, oh... I love these! I can't decide which one I like best. You made these all in a weekend?! That is amazing.
    ~ candyn/swapbot

  10. you are very clever in making glendas.... sb

  11. Many cool bags!!!

    (Agnetha - SwapBot)

  12. Wow these are super fun! I've never ventured out to make something like this -- my bags are always square - yours are so much more fun!

    TheCreativePlace from swapbot

  13. I really like your bags. I have been wanting to sew a few grocery bags for myself but can't seem to find the time. Great job!!!

    j3ss1ca (SB)

  14. lovely bags, I loved the dreden bag the most.
    lucyco ........... swapbot

  15. The circle bag is so beautifull. I think its even better how you made it.

    fii - swapbot