Friday, March 21, 2014

Boyd St Bowling Bag- take 2!

We are told that it is Spring, even though it is -18 today! However, we have had some really nice days with a lot of the snow melting, so I guess a couple more "winter" days isn't the end of the world!
 Not that we get any say in it anyway!
In honour of the coming warmer weather, I decided to make another Boyd St Bowling Bag.
This is a wonderful Pattern from Janelle at Emmaline Bags.

I decided to "upgrade" my fabrics this time! Instead of the Walmart cotton duck, I used Koi canvas by Rashida Coleman-Hale for the main exterior body.
The yellow flower fabric is by Erin McMorris, called Floradots from the La Dee Da collection. The yellow leather handles I got on Etsy- don't actually remember which shop.
The other big thing I changed, was to use byannie's Soft & Stable as the interfacing for the exterior fabrics. Wow! Is this amazing stuff or what!
The stability it gives to the bag is incredible, and it is so easy to sew with. I was a little nervous about it, because it is fairly thick, but absolutely no problem at all.
For the interior, I used Sunprint feathers. I lost the piece I cut for the bottom, and didn't have enough to recut. Seriously! How do you just lose a piece of fabric? It's not like I took it out for a walk and accidentally lost it! Sheesh, so darn annoying.
But, as it turns out, I do like the Floradots on the bottom. I put the Soft & Stable on the lining piece instead of the exterior bottom. For the exterior bottom I used the Peltex and interfacing as described in the pattern. Worked really well.
A really cute "handmade" zipper pull that Janelle also sells in her shop. She has some new ones with a Canadian flag that I want to get soon!
So, that's all I have to report for now!
I'm off to go shopping with my new bag!

22 comments:

Erica said...

I think this my favorite thing that you have ever made, it looks amazing! The details are so cute the colors are just right. You are going to get lots of compliments!

Ali said...

Wow I LOVE your fabric choices, that's just a lovely bag.

Ella said...

Such a lovely bag! It makes me think of spring!

Lisa said...

This is so lovely!

Christine Welsh said...

Great work! LOVE your fabric choices! :) Please link up to our Brag Bag Tuesdays linking party! :) http://blog.chriswdesigns.com/linking-parties/

Leanne said...

Nice bag, and I went and ordered some of those cute zipper pulls, thank you for the link.

maria said...

Gorgeous bag. I love the fabrics. You're making me want to try bag making again.

Julie said...

Love it Patti! Hope to see you and it at the meeting on Sunday.

Donna Baker said...

What a great bag the fabrics are divine! sara at sewsweetness shared a tip to use automobile headliner fabric in place of soft and stable and I will only use that from now on! I found it for 14.99 a yd and it is like 60" long and I had a 50% coupon! So much more economical and I cannot tell the diff between my bag using soft and stable and the headliner fabric.

patchouli moon studio said...

Beautiful Bag. I use headliner foam instead of Soft and Stable, which I am told is nearly the same thing. Can't find the S&S locally, but Joann Fabric and Hancock Fabric sell headliner foam by the yard. It's not cheap, but you can use a coupon and it comes in a few neutral colors too. It is nice to sew through and even presses without a problem. I was worried it might melt, but not a problem.

Heather D. said...

Great bag, and beautiful fabric combination Patti.

Janine said...

That is a lovely bag. You've made your own Spring with those cheerful colours :)

Benta AtSLIKstitches said...

Brrrrrrr! Love the bag, lovely sunny colours

Jess @ Elven Garden Quilts said...

Your fabric choices are perfect! I adore that Koi print. I'm so tempted to try this pattern, Janelle is such a great pattern writer.

Karen said...

These look like great bags. Love the fabric!

pennydog said...

Oh I love this so much I want to buy all the same fabrics and the same pattern :D

Celtic Thistle said...

Fabulous bag Patti!

Newbie Jen said...

I love the bag AND the dragonfly fabric. Awesome!

moira said...

Love love love. great colours and an inspired bottom!

Lisa D. said...

What a beautiful bag. I love the fabrics you used!

Pam @Threading My Way said...

A fabulous bag, Patti and gorgeous fabric you've used!!! Ha ha.. I've lost fabric when sewing, too. I usually find it later on, though.

Pam @Threading My Way said...

Featured today, Patti...

22 comments:

Erica said...

I think this my favorite thing that you have ever made, it looks amazing! The details are so cute the colors are just right. You are going to get lots of compliments!

Ali said...

Wow I LOVE your fabric choices, that's just a lovely bag.

Ella said...

Such a lovely bag! It makes me think of spring!

Lisa said...

This is so lovely!

Christine Welsh said...

Great work! LOVE your fabric choices! :) Please link up to our Brag Bag Tuesdays linking party! :) http://blog.chriswdesigns.com/linking-parties/

Leanne said...

Nice bag, and I went and ordered some of those cute zipper pulls, thank you for the link.

maria said...

Gorgeous bag. I love the fabrics. You're making me want to try bag making again.

Julie said...

Love it Patti! Hope to see you and it at the meeting on Sunday.

Donna Baker said...

What a great bag the fabrics are divine! sara at sewsweetness shared a tip to use automobile headliner fabric in place of soft and stable and I will only use that from now on! I found it for 14.99 a yd and it is like 60" long and I had a 50% coupon! So much more economical and I cannot tell the diff between my bag using soft and stable and the headliner fabric.

patchouli moon studio said...

Beautiful Bag. I use headliner foam instead of Soft and Stable, which I am told is nearly the same thing. Can't find the S&S locally, but Joann Fabric and Hancock Fabric sell headliner foam by the yard. It's not cheap, but you can use a coupon and it comes in a few neutral colors too. It is nice to sew through and even presses without a problem. I was worried it might melt, but not a problem.

Heather D. said...

Great bag, and beautiful fabric combination Patti.

Janine said...

That is a lovely bag. You've made your own Spring with those cheerful colours :)

Benta AtSLIKstitches said...

Brrrrrrr! Love the bag, lovely sunny colours

Jess @ Elven Garden Quilts said...

Your fabric choices are perfect! I adore that Koi print. I'm so tempted to try this pattern, Janelle is such a great pattern writer.

Karen said...

These look like great bags. Love the fabric!

pennydog said...

Oh I love this so much I want to buy all the same fabrics and the same pattern :D

Celtic Thistle said...

Fabulous bag Patti!

Newbie Jen said...

I love the bag AND the dragonfly fabric. Awesome!

moira said...

Love love love. great colours and an inspired bottom!

Lisa D. said...

What a beautiful bag. I love the fabrics you used!

Pam @Threading My Way said...

A fabulous bag, Patti and gorgeous fabric you've used!!! Ha ha.. I've lost fabric when sewing, too. I usually find it later on, though.

Pam @Threading My Way said...

Featured today, Patti...