Abby bag

I made a bag that didn’t end up in the scrap pile!  Miracle.  I’m obviously not a bag sewer, but this one was really fun to sew… even for me.

I used Vanessa’s Abby Bag pattern and my Hazel fabric.  It’s the perfect size to take to Quilt Market next week and I made the whole thing in under 1 1/2 hours.

Speaking of Vanessa I found this gem from our first quilt market four years ago:

My how time flies! 

21 Responses to Abby bag

  1. Little Black Cat Quilting May 6, 2015 at 10:58 pm #

    That's such a wonderful bag! I love the polka dotted bow, it just pulls everything together perfectly. :) I'm not much for bag sewing either, but I'm hoping to change that soon.

  2. Judy May 6, 2015 at 11:12 pm #

    I have had this pattern a long time. It looks Fantastic in your new fabrics! I can hardly wait. Thank you. It's now in my list!!

  3. Heidi May 6, 2015 at 11:56 pm #

    So cute! I'm glad to hear it was a quick finish too! I tend to lose interest if a bag starts to take too long.

  4. Tessa @ TheSewingChick May 7, 2015 at 12:28 am #

    What an adorable bag! I am looking forward to the release of Hazel!! Have a great time at market!

  5. Bernice Crane May 7, 2015 at 3:01 am #

    The bag is adorable and I can't wait till the Hazel line comes out.

  6. Michelle Jensen May 7, 2015 at 3:39 am #

    You guys look so cute together!! I love you bag and I am drooling over your fabrics. They are so so cute!! :)

  7. Corrie H. @ Mountain Stitches May 7, 2015 at 4:50 am #

    Very cute, thanks for sharing!

  8. margaret May 7, 2015 at 5:40 am #

    not only practical but pretty too, you will be able to do lots of shopping with this bag, have a go time at the show

  9. Peg - Happy In Quilting May 7, 2015 at 11:34 am #

    Awesome bag

  10. Cindy May 7, 2015 at 12:18 pm #

    Such an adorable bag and your fabrics are perfect- love it!! Have a great time at market!

  11. Jess Anne Cole May 7, 2015 at 12:50 pm #

    The two fabrics are fun together!

  12. Judi Smith May 7, 2015 at 1:29 pm #

    I make a new bag every summer. I love using them to go on adventures! They hold everything….especially shopping goodies! I think this looks like a great summer bag for this year!

  13. dynnamae n May 7, 2015 at 1:56 pm #

    I love your Hazel fabric line. Everything you have shown us is so pretty. I can hardly wait to get some and make dresses for my triplet granddaughters.

  14. Crystal Wall May 7, 2015 at 2:14 pm #

    I love it, you did a great job. I love the fabric. I would carry it in a minute. Thanks for sharing.

  15. Kelly May 7, 2015 at 3:51 pm #


  16. Jen Bay May 7, 2015 at 4:26 pm #

    Adorable! Although my OCD wants to even up the ties of your bow… I love every bit of it. I can't wait to get my hands on your fabric. So so cute.

  17. Rosemary B❤️ May 8, 2015 at 12:00 am #

    I am excited about your new fabric coming out. This bag is adorbs

  18. Monica May 8, 2015 at 2:50 am #

    Beautiful Fabric! I too made this same bag, but modified the pattern using charm squares, added batting and quilted the bag, adjusted the handles for additional reinforcement to hold my lunch, water bottle, shoes, etc…to carry to work. more like a tote than a bag. IT is an adorable bag, but sometimes i don't always go by a pattern :)

  19. My Recent Favorite Books May 9, 2015 at 1:12 pm #

    The bag is so pretty! I love the bow!

  20. Dondi Murdock May 9, 2015 at 9:59 pm #

    The bag is so great. Your entire body looks so slim and perfect! I totally object to your comment comparing your size to Vanessa's. Sometimes the tiny people of the world hate being tiny. One year when I was eating this totally healthy diet, I lost lots of weight. The things people said to me were so funny, but weird; "You look like a 12 year old boy."
    "Oh, I thought from the back you were one of the little 12 year olds." "Oh, have you been really sick? You have lost a lot of weight!" It went on and on. I just laughed and told my family. We are not our size, whatever size we happen to be. We are our souls!

  21. Carla May 24, 2015 at 3:05 am #

    What an adorable bag
    love the fabric

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