Bag Month ~ July, 2007

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Bag Month


Guess what?  July is Bag Month here at Sew,Mama,Sew!  We have lots of things planned and we hope you’ll join in the fun.  If you’ve been meaning to make a tote, a purse, a handbag or a messenger bag now is the time.  We’ll give you a few tips, some inspiration, lots of encouragment and even a little motivation in the form of prizes.  Here is what we have in store:

Are you in?  If you’d like, feel free to take the little Bag Month badge above and spread the word. The more the merrier.  It will be a bag extravaganza!

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44 Responses to Bag Month ~ July, 2007

  1. These bags are amazing everyone really has an incredible eye…’s just plain awesome that you did this…such a great idea and venue..Jennifer

  2. qnkrla says:

    I just started sewing and have done 2 bags. the tutorials are exactly what I need!

  3. austin says:

    sounds like fun!

  4. Susan Barker says:

    I am currently on a bag makin’ kick and have done 3 in the last couple of days… I shall go and post them on your flickr site…
    or come see them at Miss Snips Notebook at

  5. Cyndie says:

    I’d love to join too! I love making bags.

  6. Siri says:

    I just received Leisl’s bag/tote pattern in the mail and am looking forward to getting started on it. Hopefully, I can pull it off before the deadline.

  7. nutmeg says:

    Lovely! I can’t wait to share the info with everyone on my podcast


  8. Vmjess says:

    I am so in- I just sent pics to the Flickr group!

  9. kat says:

    This is just what I need to jump into sewing! And I love bags so I might just give this a try! Thank you!

  10. Lucette says:

    I am glad you are having bag month. It will be great to see all the creative bags everybody makes.
    Count me in.

  11. Laurie says:

    Hey, this sounds like fun! I have one to enter and am looking forward to making more!!!! YAY!

  12. Paula V. says:

    This sounds like great fun. I have never made a bag (even though I plan them all the time) I can’t wait to get started.

  13. Rachel S. says:

    Can’t wait…total beginner here. I’m ready with my pen and paper to take notes!

  14. irene says:

    Great idea. I’ve made a couple, but would really like to try and make one with more pockets and better handles. I’m in!

  15. Karie says:

    I love making bags, it will be so much fun to see what others do with theirs…

  16. Tami says:

    Yah! I didn’t get in at the beginnig of skirt month but managed to put several together. I am excited to start playing. Odd enough, I happened to plan out 2 bags yesterday. Really this is a coincedence (sp) since we just got back from camping and I am just now seeing this announcement.

  17. Marie says:

    Great plan ! I’m interested !

  18. lisa says:

    awesome! I just joined the flickr group. I just made a real cute bag too. I’ll be sure and post it up on flickr!

  19. Viv says:

    Absolutely in – yay!

  20. dorie says:

    awesome! sounds like bunches of fun.

  21. Laura says:

    Fun! I am so in! 🙂

  22. Tammy says:

    I too am excited. I have made several bags, mostly as gifts and have several patterns that are calling my name.

  23. Kari says:

    Great choice! I can’t wait to see what everyone makes!!!!

  24. angel says:

    I am so excited about Bag Month. I am new to sewing and one of my top 5 things to learn to sew is bags!

  25. Sara says:

    I LOVED reading about skirt month but never dove in… so here I go! thanks for the inspiration!

  26. MikKnits says:

    Great! Can’t wait to get started. How do I join the Flickr group?

  27. beki says:

    Yay! Bags are my favorite!!

  28. Mary says:

    I *love* making purses! It’s so much fun to be able to make something that coordinates with an outfit I’m planning to wear (or one I’ve made my daughter) or just to change up on a whim.

  29. Mikki says:

    This looks like it’s going to be fun! Can’t wait!! I know I’m a bad lady waiting to happen.

  30. Shelly Reil says:

    I have been designing and sewing purses for 6 years now. I started as something creative to do. I loved purses, and making things, so naturally I taught myself to sew purses. I have been selling them at craft shows and some retail stores in Nebraska. I love seeing my regular customers keep coming back to my booth each season and oooh and aaah over the new things I have done. Next step: THE WEB!!!

  31. Ali says:

    Oh yes, bring it on!

  32. Emily says:

    I certainly need some new bags to go with those skirts I made last month. Great idea!

  33. yeah!!! can’t wait to try it! always wanted to so now maybe with a challenge I will actually attempt it! 🙂

  34. Caroline says:

    roll on July!

  35. Michelle says:

    Oh, yippee. Bags, I think I can do! Looking forward to it, I can actually put something in the flickr group now.

  36. katrin says:

    sounds fun… and more bags is always a good idea!

  37. Roshelle says:

    I can’t wait for bag month! I’ve been wanting to make a bag for months now! Yipee!

  38. HannahBeth says:

    Perfect timing…I’m getting ready to work on my first bag! 🙂

  39. Leah says:

    I’ve made a few with varying degrees of success and will be very interested to see tips/tricks/ideas in the coming month. I can’t wait to see what you have to share with us. Thanks!

  40. Jen says:

    Just yesterday I noticed that I was carrying half a dozen bags around that I’d sewn myself. That may be too many, but then it may not be…

  41. Megan says:

    Lining tips are exactly what I need! I never can get the lining to fit the outside of the bag – no matter how carefully I measure, cut, and stick to the seam allowance. Maybe now all the secrets will be revealed!

  42. Holly says:

    What perfect timing! I am just about to make my first bag. Yes, I am intimidated by it. Looking forward to your tips and to seeing all the beautiful bags made by others!

  43. meg says:

    Well, this sounds like fun! I’m always looking for new bag-making techniques. Good choice for a theme!

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