These Grab Bags from allpeoplequilt.com looked like a fun and simple project. It is the project that my 16 year old daughter honed in on for her friends. So we went stash diving and shopped for some fabrics. I whipped one up today for a birthday party she has to attend later. What I like about this project is that it uses one pattern piece. It only requires 1/2 yard each of a fabric, lining and craft fleece, so costs around $5- $7 each. (The pattern calls for 3/4 yard of the main fabric for a pocket. We skipped this step to save time and money.) What I didn’t like about the pattern is that it was a bit “fiddly.” I use this term a lot when describing patterns that have some extra steps. For example, the bag is sewn on the bottom half. The tops are sewn separately. Also, the handles have to be sewn together in a special way. It took about an hour to make. Overall, she and I are pleased and will crank out five more this week that she will fill with treats for her friends.
Dec 13, 2009 | Uncategorized
Really nice, I love bags, all shapes and sizes! Have a great week!
Great bag, great fabric too :o)
LOVE the fabric choices! 🙂 (hopped over from PEAR!)
these are lovely! what a fab present, and I loove the fabrics x
I love the brown flowered fabric. I also love that you are teaching your daughter how to sew. I wish someone had taught me.
Oops, I missed a day. I don’t know how I managed that, as I thought I was good about checking your blog every day. Phooey! Anyway, this is a darling bag. I just happened to see a knitted bag that had the same general form, and I thought to myself–I must knit one of those! I think sewing one would be faster, but since I don’t sew much these days I think I may need to stick to knitting one. 🙂 Very pretty! I’m sure the recipients will LOVE them.
I just happen to be making the same bag right now. Your right about be fiddly!! I had a hard time with the straps. I did’nt understand what I was suppose to do so just did it my way. I love the fabrics you used. And what a great idea to fill them with goodies. I actually read your blog on these bags awhile ago and am just now leaving a comment. Because I was looking at how yours turned out for some hint as to how to do those straps.