Wednesday, July 21, 2010

mama's got a brand new bag

{Doesn't it look lovely in this light?}

{Doesn't the handle play nicely with the fabric?}

{Don't you just love it?}

OK, so I know there are more exciting bags out there. But I haven't had a new bag in quite a while, so I am beside myself. I bought some great kitchen towels from IKEA over a year ago and placed them in my stash thinking they would make cute bags. When I was busying away with making stuff for the reunion, I decided to pull one out and make a bag as well.

Um, I kinda fell in love with it and decided not to part with it.

Oops.

Fortunately, this thing was crazy easy to make so I made another one for the reunion and I did part with it. And guess what? I took enough pictures of the other one to make a tutorial, so I am working on that. Anyone interested in the tutorial? It took under an hour to make and it only requires the most basic of sewing skills. Really. All of you lurkers, now is your chance to make your voice heard (while boosting my confidence and reminding me that people actually read my ramblings).

I know... a kitchen towel bag tutorial may not make you want to shout with joy, but the end result is quickly and easily obtained (bonus points for that). And did I mention it is super cute?

*Tutorial has been added here*

12 comments:

sew nancy said...

It is very cute.
Go for the tutorial.
What a great idea using the towels and I like the braid.
I've been holding on to sweet vintage ones

Janelle said...

Yes, this is very cute. TUTORIAL, TUTORIAL, TUTORIAL!!! What's great is I can embroider on the towel, then sew it! Hmmm, might need to take a trip to Ikea :)

Anonymous said...

yes please! It'll be like you're there guiding me through our evening fun! I also have 2 kitchen towels I love but they dont 'dry' much, so lets make a bag!!!
:) Fiona

PS I read most of your blogs, you write so well and your photos are beautiful!

Marci said...

I love it! What a great idea to use kitchen towels and the braid is super cute. And yes, do a tutorial!
You know what else I love- that you go to a family reunion every year and you take things to give away. I miss our family doing those things. Maybe I should start one??!! :)

Candace said...

I love the bag, I really do! But I am about to die with anticipation. I want to see the dresser project! I love stuff like that, and I just cant wait to see how it turned out.

Lacey said...

I do! I do!! I'd love to learn how! Miss you friend!

Flower Patch Farmgirl said...

Really, super-duper cute!

Cindy said...

Love it! I'm grabbing a towel and coming to your house. I want my tutorial in person! :)

Threads of Inspiration said...

Very cute bag and using towels takes out the cutting time which can be a real pain! I love the braided handle.

Rachel at Stitched in Color said...

The braided strap is my favorite part! Yes, by all means... a tutorial! I have no towels to refashion, but plenty of fabric.

sewtakeahike said...

very very cute Amy! I love that you just made it up with no pattern, very creative!

Jessica said...

I love that bag and have to say that the handle is my favorite part!!

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