Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Let's Read.........

Michelle at City House Studio put out the request for testers of her new pattern , the "read" bag.
She kindly accepted my offer to make one, and I finally got to it this week!


It's a beautifully structured bag as well as a great size.
Michelle wrote a pattern that was easy to follow and the only thing I think I did wrong was to add seam allowance to the paper pieced letters which wasn't needed.
It was easy to trim down though,so no problem.
I used fusible fleece instead of batting on the outer portion of the bag, and I did use a medium stabilizer on the straps.
The paper pieced letters are really cute, and Michelle provided the option of applique letters as well.
I did a little rubber stamping on the one "book" that says
Read A Book.
I used an alphabet fabric for the lining and an orange dot fabric for the pocket.
Fun bag to make!
Thanks Michelle!

8 comments:

Heather D. said...

Super cute! I've been admiring Debbie's version of Michelle's bag as well, and yours is equally awesome. I like the bright rainbow letters.

Karen said...

These bags look great. Pattern testing is a great way to try something different. Well done.

Benta At SLIKstitches said...

What a great book bag, I bet the library would love to have a few on show!

IdeAragon said...

Lovely!

CityHouseStudio said...

It's just wonderful!
Thanks so much for testing the pattern for me, I really appreciate it!

Debbie said...

Very fun fabrics you chose! Especially love your books!

Anonymous said...

How on earth did my sister become a quilting fabric Fashionista? I have clearly been out of touch too long!

Patti Shanks said...

Brothers! They have no clue!

8 comments:

Heather D. said...

Super cute! I've been admiring Debbie's version of Michelle's bag as well, and yours is equally awesome. I like the bright rainbow letters.

Karen said...

These bags look great. Pattern testing is a great way to try something different. Well done.

Benta At SLIKstitches said...

What a great book bag, I bet the library would love to have a few on show!

IdeAragon said...

Lovely!

CityHouseStudio said...

It's just wonderful!
Thanks so much for testing the pattern for me, I really appreciate it!

Debbie said...

Very fun fabrics you chose! Especially love your books!

Anonymous said...

How on earth did my sister become a quilting fabric Fashionista? I have clearly been out of touch too long!

Patti Shanks said...

Brothers! They have no clue!