Monday, May 21, 2007

Latest Creation

On Friday morning I saw this bag (kragh rosenberg bea bag) online and fell in love. Since it was a little (OK, a lot) out of my price range, I decided I could try to make one. So, I thought it about it a lot in the morning and we hit a thrift store midday and found a great pillowcase (for $1) to use for it. Baby N was a good little boy and took a long afternoon nap, so while P watched a little PBS, I drew my pattern and cut it out. After the boys were in bed, I went straight to the sewing machine and stayed up quite late to get this finished. Here's how it turned out:


The shape is a little more bell-like than the original, but I like that mine is notably different but with similar design elements. I think I will try again to get a more similar shape to the original, but with a smaller bag. This one is quite large - good for a mom like me who is always carrying snacks, diapers, wipes, drinks, etc. The best part is the custom inside pockets. I think this is going to be a definite shop item - look for some in a few weeks.


I did finish stripping the paint on the dresser this weekend, so now all I have to do is prime and paint and then I can get back to my sewing! Hooray!

8 comments:

Katie Jean said...

The bag looks great!

Christina said...

A very cute bag! I love the fabric.

randi said...

I like your bag better because of the bright fabric! Great job!

Jenn Maruska said...

I love it!!!

If you make a smaller one please show us!

DeAnn said...

I'm going to go home and try something creative ... look what you've done with just a $1. I like the bigger bag with the inside pockets... makes it easy to find things...

Darcy said...

I just found your site today and had to comment on this adorable bag you made. I think it looks better than the original and the fabric is perfect!

Pieces said...

That must be the cutest pillowcase I have ever seen. I love the bag.

Kelly said...

wow! i am very impressed. so cute!