Friday, June 3, 2011

Goodie bag swap

I was lucky enough to accepted a few weeks ago as a last minute addition to the 'Goodie Bag Swap' happening over on flickr. At the time of putting my name in for the swap I was on 'bed rest' with threatened premature labour, was 6 hours from home and did not have access to my sewing machine. CRAZY .... how was I going to get this bag done ???? But I soooooooooooo wanted to join as I love bags and I love swaps.

Any how I manage to get my bag done and sent off in the time frame. My partner requested:
- bright bold patterns
- bright colours in red, pink, aquas - nothing dull
- a fun summer bag that was usable - no clutches.

I think this fits the bill.... what do you think ?
Front view - I used the Amy butler 'Style Stitches' book and the bag is called the 'Cosmo bag'

The back view

The side panel - I stuck to the red, pink and aqua them and used all colours in the pocket on the exterior and the lining

Not a great photo but this is the lining of the bag.

So my bag is on it's little journey..... I love the size and style of this bag and would definitely make one for myself. The only frustrating part of this bag is all the interfacing .....every single piece !!! I hope my partner likes it !


  1. I LOVE my bag Kelly! And am even more impressed and grateful now I have read your story! Wow, thanks so much for pulling out all the stops and creating the PERFECT bag for me!! xx

  2. Found you from your partners post about receiving her bag - you did a great job! This is NOT an easy bag to make! I'm doing a little sew along working through the Style Stitches book if you're interested in joining.