So I’m making a bag . . .

I’ll let you get over the shock . . . .

I had it all cut out and almost ready to go when I found this cute little tree print at the bottom of my fabric crush drawer and now I’m rethinking my choices. The main fabric is this cute Little Red Riding Hood print.

Then for the side pockets I’ve got this brown polka dot fabric lined up. For the big pocket I’ve got the red polka dots ready to go.

But then I stumbled upon this fun brown fabric with little apple trees on it. The colours fit with the bag perfectly but I’m wondering if it would be overkill. Thoughts?

Here’s what the bag looks like assembled, front view and back view. It’s from Quilt a Bag, my new favourite purse making store.

The lovely Pheobe at the store was worried about selling me the pattern since English is not her first language and she’s not sure the instructions are well written. I offered to be brave and give it a try. So far I’ve just cut out all the pieces but over the weekend I hope to get down to some actual sewing. Wish me luck!

7 Responses to So I’m making a bag . . .

  1. I don’t think I have commented on here before but I do read. I love patterns and I don’t think that tree print would put it over the top, it will give it more character and make it stand out more. It goes perfectly, its up to you though….happy sewing.

  2. Oooh polka dots, I’m in love with it!

  3. I would totally go with the white on red polka dots, the trees are very cute but you would be taking away from the red riding-hood print if you put them that close. I do love the trees so I would use it for a patch pocket on the inside so you can have a little surprise for yourself every time you open the purse. Anyways, it’s your purse, you can go crazy if you want. ;)

  4. I have to agree with Yadira. Especially since she came up with the idea of the patch pocket on the inside.

  5. I love that! “A little surprise when you open your purse” how fun!
    I might just save the piece for something else, it’s super cute. Not sure I can bear to hide it away.

  6. Cute bags! I just got my cozy today and blogged about it… thank you!

  7. It is super cute indeed, if you can’t hide it away… Well it is the perfect excuse for another new purse. ;) I can’t wait to see the outcome. :D

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