Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Quilt Design Drawstring Bag- Part 2 of 2

The finished, dried back side of the bag...


...and the front.


Making a button-hole for the drawstring.


Pulling ribbon through the sewn-on casing.


The completed bag front...


...and back.


With long grosgrain ribbon ties...


...in mix-and-match colors!

For a change, I made a bag that was not intended for use as a purse...

...but as a storage bag for my camera cord and recharger.

It reminds me a bit of a Victorian reticule...

...but in a larger size (11 X 12.5-inches). :)

I used wide satin ribbon for the drawstring casing...

...sewing it onto the felt along the ribbon edges.

The satiny finish makes the drawstring close very smoothly...

...plus, the inside of the bag looks pretty, too! :)

I threaded two different colors of grosgrain ribbon through the casing...

...to provide long handles for hanging.

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16 comments:

Kathleen said...

I love how you stitched the ribbon on the outside for the casing. Quick, easy, and a design element as well. and the ribbons for handles? great!!

Pumpkin said...

This is certainly one of my favorites that you have ever made. I love the color, orange is always a favorite. The design is simple but elegant. Wonderful!

Heather Woollove said...

Kathy--Thanks! I found the ribbon in my stash from when I was making 'taggie blankets' for baby gifts some years ago.
Pumpkin--Thanks! It surprises me how many of us 'orange grlz' there are out there! :)

red2white said...

very sweet, I especially like the back.

Heather Woollove said...

Monika--Thanks! :)

WonderWhyGal said...

This is so adorable. Love it!

Senna said...

Hallo,

ein sehr geschmackvoller Beutel und mit den Schritten erklärt.

Lieber Gruß Senna

Heather Woollove said...

Andrea--I thought you'd like it, Miss Orange! :)
Senna-Ich bin froh, dass die richtungen Ihnen geholfen.

Suzanne said...

I LUV it Heather!! Great color and the drawstring is so smart!

Heather Woollove said...

Suzanne--Thanks! Of course, you know I love the color, too! :)

Melissa Plank said...

Cute, I love the pink and orange!

Heather Woollove said...

Melissa--Thanks so much!

Sandie Knapp said...

Just love it! Functional, fashionable, beautiful! What more could you ask for. Those flowers really set it off too. :)

Heather Woollove said...

Sandie--Thanks!

FeltersJourney said...

It is lovely Heather (as always! :) Very useful too xx

Heather Woollove said...

Deborah--I am getting a lot of use out of it!