Saturday, March 30, 2013

Patchwork Bag Set

It's been a while, but I finally have something done to show you!  I picked out some of my favorite fabrics from my stash and made a nicely sized bag that I can use as either a purse or a stitching bag.  In the middle is a tiny basket of flowers embroidery.  The pattern for it is yet another one from the Flickr group Hoop Love Vintage Transfers.  I don't know how I lived before I found that place and its huge supply of vintage patterns!
This embroidery only took maybe 2 or 3 hours to complete.  I used some of my favorite Cosmos Seasons variegated threads and the brown thread for the basket is a DMC variegated.
There's a large patchwork pocket on the back as well as two small side pockets.  And since I already had some extra patchwork squares cut, I decided to make a little pincushion and needlebook to go with it.
I got the little pom-pom trim on sale at Jo-an Fabrics and thought it would look nice around the edges.
Here's the inside of the needlebook.  I just love these fabrics and the nice thing about patchwork is having so many favorite fabrics all together on one thing!  The vintage doily underneath it is one that I was lucky enough to find at a yard sale one summer.  
Thank you for stopping in, it was nice visiting with you!


Solstitches said...

What a gorgeous bag and accessories Karen.
The fabrics you used are so pretty and of course your embroidery is perfection.
I love the pom pom trim on the pincushion and needlebook.


Christine said...

What a great set you've created ~ LOVE the colors in your fabrics!

Annie said...

What a gorgeous set and so perfect for the season. I love the colors and that pom pom trim is just perfect. Beautiful stitching on the embroidery. Is that hand quilting stitches I see?

Tracey said...

This is a beautiful bag! I wish I knew how to sew like that.

Nancy said...

Beautiful on everything! Karen, are you on Facebook?

Nurdan Kanber said...

You have done some fantastic jobs!
Loved all!
Very well done and Happy Easter!
Warm greetings

Eggs In My Pocket said...

This is just so lovely! I love the fabric and the colors and the little embroidered basket makes it all come together! So pretty. I love the littel needle case as well! Beatuiful stitching!

Aurelia Eglantine said...

Karen, I adore your bag! It's so lovely, from the gorgeous little flower basket to the fabrics you've used for the patchwork to the button closure :) I'd love to learn to make a tote like this someday! And your needlebook and pincushion are simple *darling*, so cute and dainty :) The beautiful pineapple doily was a wonderful find too, I've never seen variegated thread in that colourway before (it's a shame so many of the crochet threads are discontinued!).

Lumiruusu said...

What a beautiful bag and needlework accessories!
The sweet pastel colours are so "me" -You are really talented with the sewing machine !