Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Baggy goodness


My mother-in-law, Diana, recently gave me a stack of sewing and quilting magazines a mile high (lucky me, I know). I looked through some of them so far and fell in love with a handbag pattern in the August issue of American Patchwork and Quilting (by Better Homes and Gardens).


The pattern shows how to make the most adorable handbag out of two dish towels and a pair of handles. I grabbed a five pack of towels while at Target yesterday and just finished this baby up! Totally simple, really cute and the four outer pockets are really fantastic. This was my first try, but it's worthy of being sold in the shop. I can't wait to buy more towels. How fun! I couldn't locate the pattern online, but if you see this issue in stores, do yourself a favor and pick it up. This bag took me about a half hour to put together.

7 comments:

Good Girls Studio said...

sew cute! How big is it?

Kate said...

It's about 9 x 12 and 3 1/2 inches deep. Perfect size for smallish things. I'm on the hunt for cool dishtowels so I can make one for myself.

Mare said...

OH! I love it! That bag turned out beautifully! Definitely make more!

Kate said...

I defintely will. It's such a cute shape. I need more handles, though. And more towels.

Jaimee said...

I absolutely LOVE it AND it only took a half an hour?!?! You're good!!!

littlebyRD said...

Great job! - You were quick getting it done!

Kate said...

Wow, thanks kids!