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Friday, 8 April 2016

My Favourite Slouchy Pattern


When I need a gift fast this is a pretty great go-to.
The free online pattern is the Reversible Bag by Novita @VeryPurplePerson

Fabrics:
Black Yarn Dyed Essex Linen
Park City (Orchid) from the Rustique Collection by Emily Herrick for Michael Miller Fabrics


I've hand stitched detail around the handles.

Thread:
Aurifil #2024 - White
DMC #5 - Black and Lime Green


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Taking time to fussy cut the lining so the Park City fabric pattern is centred on the bag and the handles gives a great finish.

 

 I've shared this pattern with you before - read about it here and here along with fabric info.


I'm struggling now to give this one away now!!!  
Have you ever made something and then kept it for yourself?



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23 comments:

  1. It's a great pattern Chris. A few years ago The Quilters Guild tombola for the FOQ was 'something you would like to receive' Having made a very pretty flying geese tissue box cover I decided that I was going to receive it and sent a cheque for the tombola instead! xx

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    1. Lol, well I did hand over the bag Lin to my friend Pat and she absolutely loved it, made giving it up very worthwhile :D

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  2. That's a great bag - thanks for the link! I might just make a couple as gifts...they'd make great shopping bags, too.

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  3. I thought I'd seen the bag before! The fabric combination is really striking - no wonder you want to keep it - yes I often feel the same and if something doesn't sell on Folksy I seem to develop a need for it somehow!

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    1. I'm with you on that, you should see my quilt pile, it's sooo hard to let things go :D

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  4. I love your fabric choices for the bag, I really must check the pattern out myself.

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  5. Looks lovely, might be a thing to add to my stash busting list - thanks.

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  6. What a great bag. I would really use a bag like that.

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  7. I love the gorgeous fabrics you've used and it's a fantastic looking bag!

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  8. Lovely bag! The contrasting colour combination looks great!

    -Soma

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  9. I love the fabrics, and I definitely need to check the pattern. Thank you for sharing at The Really Crafty Link Party!

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  10. I've made one similar years and years ago! Thanks for sharing! I love that it's reversible, your fabric choice is perfect!

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  11. Loving the grey fabric with bright inner - I'm not surprised you are struggling to give it away!!

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    1. I crazy love black dyed essex linen, it goes with everything and adds texture to any project. I've used it for several bags and quilts too :D

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  12. What a great bag and love your fabric choices! Thank you for the link!

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  13. Great project! Thanks so much for sharing it on the #HomeMattersParty

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  14. What a great bag Chrissie and thanks for the link!

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  15. This is great, I love the wide strap, I find the wider strap so much more comfortable than a thin strap. Thanks for sharing :)

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    1. Totally with you on the wider strap, sits much better on the shoulder :D

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  16. I've used this pattern a lot and so much fun in any type of fabric

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  17. This is gorgeous, and I've been looking for a slouchy bag for a while now... think this may be it! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Let me know if you make it and what you think. I think it might be good layered with a thin cotton batting too to give it slightly more body, haven't tried it yet but might do one of these days :D

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  18. Thank you so much for sharing, I always need quick go-to gifts 😅

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