Friday, August 27, 2010

My First Bow Tucks Bag!

I had fun making my first Bow Tucks bag, but will probably change things on the next one. I did change the way of making the handle. I have made several bags and made the handle the way I like best. I could hardly wait to use the fall fabric I got last weekend.  The front and back sections are the same. Here they are before I machine quilted a crosshatch design on them.
 Here is the linings. They are both the same too. One thing I will probably change is to use a lighter fusible on the lining. I used Pellon fusible fleece on everything, as was called for in the pattern, but I don't think I would need to use the heavy stuff in the linings and on the pockets. This stuff is expensive, so I am going to try different ways of making them. I also think I will try using a cotton batting in the front/back section, then quilting it, to see how it will work.
 Here are all the pockets ready to be added.
Here I have the inside pockets and outside pocket sewed on, and the ties, handles,  and button loop  prepped and everything ready to go together. I machine quilted a 1 1/2" crosshatch on the front and back sections. I started out by drawing a line from corner to catty-corner, then using my quilting bar thingy to keep the lines uniform. I quilted an 'X' in the outside pocket. I used a 2 inch crosshatch on the linings. The inside pockets didn't need any quilting.
And here we have a Bow Tucks bag. This is the front.
The back.
Here is the inside. Lots of lovely pockets. I love pockets. (grin)
One more view.
That is it on pictures. I am sure you are getting tired of seeing pictures of this. LOL I am so glad that I had my walking foot to make this. I really don't think I could have sewed through all those layers without it. I love my walking foot. (grin) For the inside bottom, I took 2 pieces of cardstock, glued them together, then used my trusty glue gun to glue some leftover lining fabric around it. I will just remove it when I need to wash this bag. If it gets too dirty, I can just make another bottom. This is a pretty big tote, so I may try cutting another one down some to see how I like it. If I fill this full, I will have trouble carrying it. LOL

Everyone have a great day. Thanks for visiting.

16 comments:

Bren said...

I LOVE THAT!!! The fabrics make me long for my beloved fall.
Bigger is better in a bag....

Terry said...

What a great bag! It's prefect for fall! :0)

Terry said...

That's supposed to be perfect for fall! What happened to my spell check?? LOL

Janet said...

Your bag turned out so nice. I love fall fabrics! I really need to make a bag one day soon instead of just talking about it. :) Loved all the pictures too.

quiltingnana said...

cute bag...love the pockets inside

Pat said...

What a great fall bag. I, too, love lots of pockets in bags. You did a super job with that.

Quilting Lab said...

Fabric, bag, pockets.....finished!! Great!!!

Cathy said...

Winona,
Absolutely BEAUTIFUL....of course you know I LOVE the fall colors. Your work is amazing.
Love you my friend,
Cathy

Crispy said...

Wonderful bag Winona!!! I love lots of pockets in mine too :0)

Crispy - PS, I wasn't getting tired of seeing pictures LOL

Cyndi said...

Winona, your bag turned out fantastic! I love your Fall fabrics and how you quilted the bag. You did such a great job. And you are so like me...I always change up a pattern to make things the way I like to do them! After all, we know what works, right? :o)

XOXO,

Cyndi

Jenny said...

Thats a great bag Winona - love those colours! I always change patterns too - you can always see a way which suits you better.

Teresa said...

Winona, your bag turned out great! Love the colors!

love you,
Teresa

Cathi said...

Your bag is fabulous! I love lots of pockets too!

Libby said...

Your bag looks GREAT!! Perfect for Fall!

jillquilts said...

GREAT JOB!!! I love this look of this bag and I have the materials to make 1 or 10 for myself, but I haven't gotten around to it. Love your colors and fabric!!

ROZ said...

What a handy looking bag, just great for bringing along all the stuff we need.

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