Friday, September 15, 2017

Emma & Myrtle market bag

Welcome to finish it up Friday!

This project has been on my list for a long time, and I'm not sure why it took me so long to get around to it! I ended up making this bag the same weekend that I made my range backpack.  It was a pretty intense weekend of sewing, but the feeling of accomplishment was outstanding! :)
The pattern for the Market Bag is in Anna's book Handmade Style. I used my new fabric line, Emma & Myrtle, for the patchwork pieces. I thought it was a good pairing, keeping with the vintage style of the pattern. The background fabric is Essex linen. I've had it in my stash for many years, so it was great to finally USE it!
I used leather straps in medium brown (available here) and Anna was kind enough to help with the rivets. (Thanks, Anna!) I love those extra touches like the leather and rivets. It gives the bag a professional look.
I also love all the quilting on the exterior of the bag. It takes awhile, but it's definitely worth doing. For the interior of the bag, I used leftover gingham backing fabric from this quilt. PERFECT pairing and I had it on hand. Yay!!! I hand stitched the binding down rather than machine stitch it, because I knew that I would get better results. It's totally a personal preference.
I love this bag and I definitely recommend the pattern! Many thanks to my friend Holly for helping me style the photos for this post!

I think that's it for me today! Now it's your turn to link up your finishes for the week. Remember that I am leaving the link up open for 2 days rather than 1. Hopefully that gives you a little more time to post something!

Thanks, as always, for joining me for finish it up Friday. I really mean it! :)


25 comments:

Melissa Corry said...

You are on a bag making roll!!! Love this one every bit as much as last weeks!!!

Nancy @ Grace and Peace Quilting said...

Such an adorbs bag!!! You are inspiring me!

Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl said...

The bag looks like a great way to show off your line, be fashionable, and have a large, easy to access bag at market. The handles look very comfy.

SarahZ said...

What a darling bag! I love linen with patchwork, and your new fabric is adorable! Such a great finish, and wonderful photos :)

Frog Quilter said...

Love your new fabric line. I got mine from connecting threads and its gorgeous. So SOFT! Cute bag, you just can't have too many bags.

Di~ said...

Wow weeeee! love it and your workmanship!

Debbie said...

What a great bag. I probably NEED to make one!

Tracie said...

Great fabric choices! Love the gingham lining ❤️

Kim said...

Your bag is beautiful!

Paige said...

The essex pairs perfectly with you new line! Well done and thanks for hosting!

Chris said...

Another lovely bag!

Heide said...

What a fantastic looking back. The quilting is perfect to show off the fabric.

Ali Phillips said...

Beeee-auutiful bag!xALi

Rene' said...

It's a great bag Amanda Jean, and even more perfect with your new fabric!! Glad I got see it in person!

KaHolly said...

Mmm, mmm, mmm! Love this bag!

Lucy ~ Charm About You said...

That's gorgeous bag! The prints look lovely with the linen and the straps are perfect!

Red said...

The leather sraps give a nice touch. Love your fabric line

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

love your market bag!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

love this bag - is this just regular batting in it or did you use something like soft and stable?

Rosa said...

Wow, fantastic!

Susan Duval said...

Oh very nice! I made this bag and love the size. Someday I'm going to have to do rivets. I see them as a game changer for putting that extra great finish to a bag!

FlashinScissors said...

Your bag is gorgeous, Amanda!
Barbara x

Suzanne said...

Better not put that bag down...someone might pick it up and walk away with all of its cuteness.

Angie in SoCal said...

Another great bag!

AuntyRob said...

Love the bag! The leather handles really finish it nicely. I absolutely love your new fabric line, recently bought a fat quarter bundle from Connecting Threads. I can't cut into it yet!!...I need to savour it for a while! ;)