Free Fabric Friday

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Joel Dewberry

This week we’re giving away 2 half yards of any of the new Joel Dewberry prints to four people.  In the spirit of bag month, tell us about your current bag.  Spiffy and new?  Tried and true? 

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  1. Meg says:

    I made a bag out of one of those orange padded bags that you usually ship stuff in. It turned out great, really funky and wild.

  2. Jette says:

    My current bag is new. And made by me. As part of my craft exams – I’m studying to become a teacher. My bag (which is for a laptop) had to tell something about me, which is why it features patchwork, fabrics by Kaffe Fassett, fish skin(!) and A LOT of pictures of REM. :-D

  3. Jodi Renshaw says:

    My current bag is one that I made myself. Roses w/ skull and crossbones. I got the pattern from “Bend-the-Rules Sewing” by Amy Karol.

  4. Jenny says:

    I just finished up water bottle holders for my kids for an upcoming trip to Disney. They turned out fantastic…we’ll see how far they carry them!

  5. Julie says:

    Excellent! I saw that you had it up on your site last week and already placed my order. I can’t wait to see it up close and in person!

  6. Sandy says:

    tried and true tote…. currently making a tote for me.

  7. aimee says:

    i just finished a bag for my mom with some great yellowish/green polka dot fabric…my second bag ever. i didn’t use a pattern and ended up putting in some cute little pleats (to hide the fact that the lining was a bit smaller than the outside), but they look like they belong there…i will trying again soon with a bag for my sister and maybe i will try a pattern this time.

  8. Jennifer says:

    Playing around with all sorts of quilted bags at the momment.

  9. Momma Pajama says:

    I’m currently carrying my “sushi purse” made from Autum’s tutorial last summer. http://creativelittledaisy.typepad.com/creative_little_daisy/2006/06/two_little_tuts.html
    I used 2 fun sushi prints, plus more oriental-style reds and blacks, and I added a gusset to give it more capacity, and a flap with button closure. I recently changed the straps to black leather since I’ve loved it to death! Here’s a photo. http://momma-pajama.blogspot.com/2006/07/sushi-purse-20.html

  10. Mama Urchin says:

    My current bag is a diaper bag but my would be current bag is one my grandmother made, red and lime green.

  11. Jools says:

    My current bag is an old zippered tote which is starting to fall apart, so I’m in the process of making a new tote using some ikea rosali fabric with red and white polka dot fabric for the lining.

  12. Cass W says:

    I’ve just made a new bag to enter into your competition from some vintage Seasme Street fabric. Stay tuned for the entry!

  13. laura f. says:

    my favorite bag is the new bag i bought from dottie angel on etsy last week…she’s an amazing seamstress and a really nice person
    http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5068739

  14. cj says:

    I made a new bag for myself recently. Tried a new style too and I LOVE it. See it here http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/photo/2052745830098898700nCcpvJ
    Just recently found your website….thanks for the inspirational challenge! The Joel Dewberry fabrics are beautiful :-)

  15. Carrie says:

    My current bag is a canvas Brooklyn Public Library tote which is serving me well, but, frankly, is lacking in the style department. I’ve made plenty of bags for friends, but none for myself – something I need to rectify. I deserve it!

  16. Zoe says:

    I am currently working on a diaper bag for my sister in law! It is new and I am making up the pattern as I go . . . humm, yes, we will have to see how it turns out! Of course, I am using my Amy Butler Lotus fabric . . . I just LOVE these combinations!

  17. Jean says:

    My current bag is a robin’s egg blue LOOM diaper bag that my two sisters bought me for the birth of my third baby, a girl, last October. I love its modern cut and sleek looking fabric. Also, I carry a small lemon-lime leather purse with a chain handle for smaller items. (My sisters gave me this as well!)

  18. julie says:

    My current bag has been with me for many years and has served me well… but it’s definitely time for something new!

  19. kat says:

    my summer bag is usually sometype of woven/strawbag. I’m currently using a bag by Chilewich. It’s natural in colour with wooden handles. Perfect for summer :)

  20. Jen says:

    My current bag is a lovely leather handbag given to me by my mother for christmas. She splurged on a fab designer, and I love it dearly.

  21. Emily says:

    My current bag is new. I bought it off eBay a month or two ago. I love it dearly. It has a big Totoro on one side.

  22. Shelley says:

    I don’t have a bag right now! I just ordered a new Amy Butler pattern, for the In Town bag and can’t wait to make it!

  23. Amy says:

    One I made last week! I used my favorite dark denim and a pretty purple/green aster flower print and made a messenger style bag without the flap. My first attempt at a zipper closure and out worked out perfectly!

  24. Anita says:

    I can’t stick to just one bag and change it every few days depending on the occassion. Right now it’s a Sherpani bag in lime green.

  25. Letty says:

    Hi, currently I use a bag I bought last year, it is dark blue, with lots of space, but the exterior fabric has already faded and it doesn’t look nice anymore. So I am planning to make myself a new bag, made of denim and nice paisley fabrics.
    Letty

  26. Lady says:

    My Bag is brand new off the clearance rack at Marshall’s. I never have an extra $50, but when I saw “the O.C.”-inspired Le Sportsac line had finally made it to the discount stores i picked up an extra shift to cover it.

  27. liz elayne says:

    decided to keep one of my own designs for a change (always giving away or selling them lately) and i just love it. a little brown linen tote with a strip of hedgehog fabric on it. makes me grin.

  28. Angela says:

    Somewhere in between spiffy and tired. I just got it last Christmas, but I tend to be hard on my bags. It’s holding up, but it’s your basic black leather. Functional. Then again, there is my spiffy new purse I just made, really should switch to it for the summer. That one is red with japanese figures on it in pinks and blues. hmmmn.

  29. Michelle says:

    I made it myself, last year I think, and proudly blogged about it. It’s blue, yellow and white, roomy, and fits just enough diapers, wipes, snacks, juice boxes and sippy cups (oh, plus a wallet and keys) to last a good chunk of the day. Perfect.

  30. Tautchia says:

    I must admit that my bag is definately tried and true. Comfortable and worn and just the right size for all my necessaties. I have been daydreaming about a spiffy new bag, though. But it must be fun and funky. Perhaps the new fabrics would be just the ticket to create a new bag…

  31. holly says:

    a lime green and brown plaid diaper bag… actually, its a weekender that i’ve had a few years, but after i had the boogerbear there was little need for a weekender bag.

  32. Tami says:

    I’ve won recently so don’t figure on entering the drawing but wanted to say I really like these prints. I have 3 bags currently on the sewing table. One is Craft Apple’s diaper bag, another is a patchwork patriotical purse, and I just stopped at a quilt store and bought 4 fat quarters for a new purse of which I’m not sure how to design.

  33. Kris says:

    My bag is a cute little green striped with a jute shoulder strap I picked up at Shopko. I usually wear my bag out before buy new and this was kind of an impulse purchase because I liked the colors.

  34. Christy says:

    My current bag is a tried and true black backpack. I’m hoping to make a Mama Backpack using the tutorial from happy things. Ohhh, maybe one for the bag month contest!

  35. Lisa D. says:

    The bag I tote around with me is a Seatbelt bag, so I’d say spiffy and new. Mine is white and black checks – very mod.

  36. D says:

    Tried & true. It is a tan leather bag at the moment. But that could all change tomorrow

  37. sharon k says:

    I am working on the X bag..Still working..The hardest part is deciding on the fabric…

  38. My current bag is based on CraftApple’s diaper bag – with more pockets and delicious Amy Butler Fabric!

  39. JulieZS says:

    I’m making the L-2 bag from Sewing Workshop. Using two different upholstery fabrics. It is going well so far even though the stripes aren’t matching up. Luckily that’s the lining.

  40. Samantha says:

    My current bag has to be plural. LOL I have three I’m rotating. I have a black toile made by a friend and it is a great bag. I have a cute pink and green Amy Butler bag made by my friend Pam of Sew Gracious fame and I love it. And then I have a Vera Bradley like bag that I made out of pink and green quilted fabric in a sort of French country print. It’s brand new and not even broken in yet. :-)

  41. Jessica says:

    My bag is a beautiful green Larabee Dot Noel print one with leather accents by Kate Spade. My boyfriend got it for my for my birthday last year, and it’s quickly become my favorite bag.

  42. Heather says:

    Tried and true. I made this bag on a whim from scraps of linen. I bought a fancy shell button to close it with. This bag is magic. It holds everything a mom of two needs and then some without falling into the diaperbag category. I use it everyday.

  43. Karen says:

    My current bag is spiffy and new…. and bought from creative little daisy. It’s like this one http://creativelittledaisy.typepad.com/photos/purses/birdybag.html but different colors. I love it!

  44. Nada Jones says:

    My current bag is tried and true, a cordurouy messenger bad w/ red canvas lining…

    I made a batch of patchwork shoulder bags last month, including one for myself, but they all sold out at Bonnaroo… I’ve got 3 more in progress though, w/new improvements, that I’m hoping to enter it he contest

  45. Samantha says:

    My curent bag is a brand new Harvey’s Seat Belt bag- I’ve lusted over it for years and finally broke down and bought it for myself. It’s fabulous!

  46. Jocelyn says:

    I usually carry my first try at a new design so, they are usually flawed in some way or another. I seem to give away my best bags. (gotta stop doing that) My favorites have a mix of fabrics and usually include Heather Bailey!

  47. Kristine says:

    I have two bags I switch off between. The one I mainly use is my raspberry colored Calvin Klein purse with a black leather strap. The purse has a quilted look to it from some stitching on top, but is one color. I love how I can sling it over and behind my shoulder. It has a couple open pockets and a zipper pocket inside. My other bag is my Dooney bag…it’s a natural leather color, has a cute pocket on the outside fastened by a buckle, and is lined w/ red fabric on the inside. I found this one at the outlets…after my boyfriend dragged me out of Coach.

  48. amelia dofelmier says:

    Right now im using my red coach handbag. I have the ultimate story for getting a bag. I got a brand new coach bag at a garage sale for $3. I even had it checked out. Its real.

  49. ia says:

    My current bag I made about a month ago. It’s kind of big, planning to make a smaller one for times when I’m not lugging tons of baby stuff with me – so I really could use fresh new cool fabrics!!!

  50. Lynne S says:

    My newest bag…spiffy and new.
    Found a Couch bag ON SALE and couldn’t pass it up. Love it.
    Never would have splurged without the bargain!

  51. Katie B says:

    My current bag is a simple tote that I made from fabric I won on a blog giveaway (Thanks Sarah!). I think I need to make something with a little more storage though.

  52. Reethi says:

    The bag I’m carrying around is a simple tote – I made it with fabric I had lying around – some black ticking, and some African midnight blue tye-die, jazzed it up with a bit of orange pom-pom trim, and called it done. (Ok, I lined it.) I love it though. It was made when I was feeling loose and creative and just going with the flow…

  53. Ana says:

    Spiffy and new! I’m on a tote making binge, and my latest is a summery pink fleur-de-lis sort of print. Will definitely need a new one come fall though!

  54. Georgia says:

    Eeeeee! I love this fabric! I made three library book bags for my kids–simple and functional. I let them pick out their fabric themselves out of my stash.

  55. Meghan says:

    I’ve resurrected an old favorite to use for the summer. I bought it 9 years ago–a brown messenger style bag. I have received 2 compliments on it already this month. Not bad for a somewhat worn, but loved bag.

  56. Trina says:

    My current bag is a boat and tote from L.L.Bean – I love its durability, and the bright green and blue combination! I plan to copy it and join the bag challenge!

  57. andrea says:

    I am a very lucky girl as I own a gift shop that sells handbags and I also make them. I regularly go to NYC to buy for the shop and well, I usually end up with one or two for myself (don’t tell my husband)! Currently I am carrying a great messenger bag made out of an oriental fabric material from a company I carry in the shop but am working on a pattern for my very own messenger bag and would love some fabulous new material to work with :) Don’t really care for big designer labels, everyone has them and nobody ever stops them to ask GREAT BAG, WHERE DID YOU GET IT?

  58. Mine is simple. It is my first bag so I picked a pattern that I thought I could accomplish ;) *snicker*

  59. mamafitz says:

    my current bag is an AB swing bag that I made earlier this year. I love it — it’s comfortable, holds just what I need (including a cloth dipe or two a few weeks ago), and stylish.

  60. kirsten says:

    my current one i get compliments on all the time – it was handmade by my mother-in-law! that always suprises people because it’s pretty cool. and green and purple.

  61. Megan says:

    Beautiful fabrics!! My bag is tried and true. It’s a simple handbag I made for myself (something rare- I make so many but never make them for myself) with an amy butler print I found a year ago and fell in love with. One pocket inside and that’s it. I love it.

  62. Beth says:

    Tired and not so true. I’ve been so busy making bags for others that I have yet to make one for myself!

  63. carol says:

    Why thank you for asking! It is spiffy and new….. I just made a summer tote from an awesome Martha Stewart dishtowel. I’m pretty sure that it will be my favorite throwitallindragiteverywhersummerbag.

  64. Lynn says:

    Oh hurray! I’ve been waiting for this stuff. My current bag is tried and true, a leather purse from gap.

  65. Bean says:

    My current bag is new to me… I got it for a dollar at a local thrift store! It’s a small shoulder bag made of black wool felt, and appliqued with bright felt flowers and beads – I love it!

  66. Jennifer says:

    When it comes to bags, big is better. I have a cute spring/summer colored plaid tote right now. It holds all my essentials, plus a few diapers , wipes, snacks, etc… I can’t wait until I finish my Amy Butler Swing bag, it’s my current project at sewing class. It has a black/orange floral on outside and orange stripes for the inside. Super cute! Those new fabrics would make great A.B. bags.

  67. Beth says:

    The bag I’m carrying right now is basically spiffy & new… Got it as a Mom’s Day gift. I love the big pink flower patter and the size/compartments. I can fit my stuff and my 2 year old daughter’s stuff – a good thing!

  68. Renee says:

    My current bag was made for me in a bag swap. It is a giant tote bag with country style applique in the style of flowers with a beautiful embroidered saying on it.It is a lightweight denim and it is lined in calico. Just fantastic for a day’s shopping.

  69. Belinda says:

    I splashed out on a great leather bag a few years ago. It’s only looking and feeling better with age. I do have a handmade bag, a Amy Butler nappy bag that I use as a pool/beach bag. Heaps of room and I can just throw it into the washer when it needs it.

  70. Nicole says:

    My current bag is tried and true – a plain blue canvas bag that my grandma made for me several years ago. I love it, but I think I’m going to need something new soon because it’s starting to fray pretty badly.

  71. Libby says:

    My bag relationships are fickle, my “needs” change. That is the beauty of making your own- whatever fits your fancy (for the moment). Currently, a surprisingly cute canary yellow purse from target serves the purpose of a sans children outing. In this case one only needs a few things (ie. keys, wallet, phone, and lip balm.) On the other hand, with my 3 children in mind, I made something a bit bigger! My embroidered, green linen, “mom bag” holds everything from kleenex, to cloth diapers! However, I sense a new improved version may be on the way!!

  72. Mine? Found at the thrift store for four dollars……PERFECT square satchel shape, big enough for several A4 notebooks, made from deep red, thick, heavy vinyl, with adjustable straps and two zippered pockets on the front…..
    I was so excited when I saw it I nearly wet my pants. ;-)

  73. jessi says:

    I’m making some of the same old bags, but in new fabrics – Amy Butler! And wow, these would make fabulous bags too!

  74. Wendy says:

    I’m still using my uber-cheap brown corduroy bag from Payless! I just love it. Just got my copy of Bend-the-Rules Sewing today and would love to make the Charming or Pleated Beauty Handbag. I’ve never made a bag before, so it’ll be my first.

  75. Natalie says:

    There’s so much going on this summer (my sister just got engaged – hooray!) and time is passing so fast that I’m finding it hard to sit inside and sew when the garden and bikepaths beckon…does anyone else feel the same way?

    I’m slowly putting together a quilted tote for my sister – I hope she’ll like it…

  76. Roxanne says:

    My current bag is spiffy and new – a pink paisley and lime green tote that I just made this week. It’s big, but perfect for a diaper bag/purse.

  77. Jana says:

    Oops, wasn’t done writing. My mom just bought me a bag that the bottom is a cooler. I can’t wait to use it for a picnic somewhere.

  78. Jana says:

    Love it! If I don’t win I will probably end up splurging anyway. :)

  79. Stephanie says:

    My bag? Tried and true. A very lovely “just because” gift from my very generous grandmother. But I have yet to find the perfect wallet for it. This is just part of the reason I’ve dusted off my sewing machine. I’m so excited to be sewing again!

  80. roberta says:

    Tried and true, green corduroy, for a quarter at a yard sale. Simple.

    Probably time for something new.

  81. Oh, mine is spiffy and new. And bigger than I’ve ever hauled around before. It’s soft brown leather with a zippered center section and two open, outside sections on either side. I bought the purse to carry my current book around with me. And any hand sewing or knitting that’s my current obsession. But I have vowed to *not* accumulate coinage at the bottom of this bag. My mother once had a purse this spacious and dug up nearly ten dollars in quarters from its nether regions. Not me! (I know. Famous last words.)

  82. Melissa says:

    My bag was a 2006 Christmas present (technically from my husband, but I bought it myself :)). It’s an Overland Donner bag that I had coveted for about two years — great size, not too big or small, about a million pockets, in a fantastic medium green color with contrasting lining. I love it!

  83. Jess says:

    My favorite tote is a canvas bag I bought in Tokyo two years ago. I love the graphic print on it, and it has a side zipper with a secret pocket. Very cool.

  84. Lori says:

    I made two new bags this week. The first is small and feminine from Heather Bailey’s Freshcut fabric. I love this bag but small doesn’t work all the time in the summer. Sunscreen, bottle of water, iPod, cellphone, all my daughters’ stuff. So, I made a new bag, this one is big, denim with red and aqua fabric. I love it, too. Different bags for different needs.

  85. Tammy says:

    What fun! Right now I’m knitting a smallish bag for my sister, and plan on lining it with a pretty print. It’s coming along nicely, and I’d like to make a little zippered pouch to coordinate with it!

  86. Jeannine says:

    Spiffy and new. My mom bought me a beautiful baby blue leather purse. I adore it.
    I still make tons of them, but only use them for a day or two and go back.

  87. Stefanie says:

    Tried and true with a little twist of spiffy and new. I am sewing with linen which I havent done before and I am so excited to do!

  88. Raesha says:

    My current bag is spiffy and new and loving made for me by my dear friend Em for my birthday. I love it – the handle is just the right length. There are two pockets inside and two pockets on the front. It’s big enough to hold all my essentials and my planner. And it’s made with green and purple fabric – my two favorite colors.

  89. stacy says:

    My current bag is a purchased leather hobo. I specifically bought it for a recent vacation – it had lots of room to store not just my stuff, but the rest of my family’s!

  90. Stephanie says:

    I just made my first bag today – the Sweet Sixteen by Rosalie Quinlan (of Melly&Me). It’s adorable! http://www.flickr.com/photos/8502048@N08/662012491/

  91. robin says:

    Tried and true baby. Seatbelts – bright red seatbelts (www.seatbeltbag.com). I kick myself in a ‘why didn’t I think of that way’ each time I look at it. I get at least 2 or 3 complements a week. It’s that good

  92. My current bag is tried and true. I have returned to using a bag that I made several bags ago… I got tired of the new ones and decided the old one was what I wanted for a bit. Although I have plans in the works for a new bag here very soon!

  93. Megan Young says:

    My current bag is a brown leather one I picked up from a thrift store months ago. It fits in just enough, but not too much, and has the miraculous quality of never swallowing up my keys/lipstick/loose change etc.

    But I, of course, need another one. A big one. To fill up with shopping. Thank goodness it’s bag month.

  94. Leslie says:

    My current bag is a summery, flowery patchwork bag made from 3 Sisters Sanctuary. I love the fabric so much that I have even made a table runner with the same fabric.

  95. sharon says:

    My current bag is tried and true (I actually bought 2 identical at the same time) … it is small but has tons of pockets and zippers for … pens, coins, id, wallet, passport camera, cell phone, hook for keys and more, however it seems to get dirty quickly and people (mostly my ma) are embarrassed to be seen with me.

  96. Sibyl says:

    I made a bag this week. It was just a simple type purse with patriotic fabric and machine embroidered a police badge on it with my husband’s badge number on it, and stated My Hero carries a badge. He loved me carrying it.

  97. Cici says:

    how about tired and new? i had visions of a beautiful bag out of amy butler fabric but ran out of time and energy. i threw it together to get it off the to do list and now i’m ready for a new bag.

  98. Shorty says:

    I am making a diaper bag from craft apple and am super excited to try it. I am chomping at the bit to get to the fabric store to buy my fabric. (If only it would stop raining for a day!!)
    Shorty

  99. Ginger says:

    My current bag – new! I just made it a couple of weeks ago. I turned an embroidered place mat into an embroidered bag. Check it out:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/golly_g/539297233/

  100. sally says:

    A cheap big yellow tote! It fits all the things I need to lug around town–camera, wallet, sunglasses, cars + stickers + paper + pens for the boys…you name it.

  101. Lucette says:

    The prints you showcased are fabulous.
    My favourite bag is tried and true. It is a book bag for trips to the library and is made from recycled cotton.

  102. beki says:

    My current bag is my cocktail tote that I made recently, so i guess that’s spiffy and new ;-)

  103. Jessica says:

    After months of searching I finally found a Franco Sarto bag that met my needs, looked good and didn’t have loads of tassels, chains and braids on it!

  104. I am sporting two bags right now. One big one that has become the all purpose stuff kitchen sink tote, and then my little trusty, only hold a cell phone and wallet purse. Makes me feel as though I am not carrying around a load of stuff, even though it just gets gobbled up in the big black one.

  105. Keri says:

    I’m DYING to make one of the bags over at Belleepoque (she has a tutorial AND a flickr group!). But since my car has been in the shop for TWO WEEKS I haven’t been able to get the interfacing. I’m still excited about it though!!

  106. Karie says:

    My bag is old and worn, but I love it… :-)I am wanting to make a new one but haven’t found out a fabric that I totally want as of yet… I have to go check out those new fabrics you have on here, they might just be the right thing to make a new bag…

  107. Joanna says:

    I’m currently working on a tote from a pattern by Beki at ‘artsy-crafty babe’. I’m going to make one for my mom as well, adding a large outside pocket and 2 pockets on the inside instead of 1. Love that fabric!

  108. Stephanie says:

    My current bag is new but getting old quickly, I am just too rough on them, what with my digi cam, iPod, magazines, and endless amounts of gum rolling around in there.

  109. mj says:

    I have a great washed black denim bag with yellow leather trim- totally in style and so fun to carry!

  110. Eve says:

    I’m enjoying these last weeks before baby with a compact little tote.

    After that, I’ll have a big ole diaper bag to haul around. :)

  111. Jen says:

    I working on a little frame clutch for my sister whose 30th birthday is 7/7/07. I’m embroidering ’7′s all over it.

  112. Stephanie says:

    I love these new prints.

    My favorite bag of late is a small tote I made last year. It is brown with white polka dots and a brown handle and bottom. It’s the perfect size for all the stuff I tote around all day.

  113. Janice says:

    Oooh, I get to be first. :-) Right now I’m toting around a tried and true Vera Bradley bag. It’s big, blue and holds my junk and my lunch all at once! I love it!

  114. Christina says:

    My current bag is a beauty:) Got it through a swap on swapbot, it’s purple and made with all recycled/repurposed fabrics. I got it last month and I’m very much in love, hope it will last ’til death (or exhaustion) do us apart;)

  115. Sam. says:

    My new bag is…uh, new but not so spiffy, only because I was in no mood to make friends with my seam ripper the night I put it together :)
    I’ve got a zillion new bag ideas floating around aimlessly in my head but I can never find the time to whip ‘em up. So the other night I convinced myself that I MUST make a new bag, for myself by the way, which I never do. It actually turned out cute–I used a print from Lightning Bugs with some great braided cotton handles and d-rings–BUT it’s a little screwy ;)
    Still yet, I’ve been carrying it a few days and I love it! It’s brown (my preferred color), it’s large, and it’s all hippy-fied, with those little sprigs and trees and dandelions…

    You can check it out here:
    http://flickr.com/photos/homegrownskinny/662024918/
    in case you’re so inclined :)

  116. Marianna says:

    Am I first? Wow! My bag is roomy and red, but is showing signs of wear and tear so I see a new one in my near future!

  117. Mrs.Pear says:

    Sigh, my current bag that I use the most is an eddie Bauer diaper bag, and I am so tired of it. I would love to make a chic tote that would not SCREAM diaper bag! And the fabrics up top would be beautiful in contrasts!

  118. Beth says:

    I’m making a striped and piped bag from the U-handblog tutorial. It’s going to be for a cousin who’s getting married and I just can’t wait until it’s done…Looks so cool I might make one for myself!!

  119. Jane Weston says:

    I’ve just posted about the latest bag I’ve made. It was a pattern written by a friend of mine and it’s fab. Just large enough to hold the essentials. I’m hoping to make another for a wedding I’m attending later in July. Hope you can count me in for your draw…the fabric is lovely.

  120. Shannon H. says:

    My current bag is a messenger style bag that is currently being used as a purse/diaper bag/knitting project bag. I had made it from a couple of abandoned sewing projects from about a decade ago. I’ve got pictures of it on my blog, and it’s now looking a little worse for wear. I’m planning on making a new one with brighter colors, more room, and a better strap!

  121. Jennifer says:

    Current bag is a reversible LeSportsac tote that I got in Hawaii. It is the only bag I have that can hold all of the kid items I need, AND is not completely trashed. Basically speaking, I need to sew up some cute new totes this summer!

  122. Celeste says:

    I go between two (pretty boring) bags: a big brown slouch and a black leather tote. Got to have lots of room! Right now, my main bag, though, is my diaper bag!

  123. Sarah N. says:

    I love the Joel Dewberry fabrics!! My current bag is super old and I bought at Walmart. I’ve fabric cut-out to make an Amy Butler In-town Bag. The fabric is from Moda’s Summer in the City collection.

  124. Katie says:

    My current bag is one of the diaper variety—but handmade from denim (with pockets from an old skirt) and spring green seersucker. It matched the baby’s nursery (while doesn’t matter in the slightest, as the diaper bag is never in the nursery!!) and was made from scraps from the baby’s quilt! I love it, it’s big and roomy and square. It’s a little floppy, so next time I will use something to make it keep it’s shape a little better.

    O, and how I LOVE the new Dewberry prints!!

  125. meg says:

    Ah, the bag of the moment is a tote that I made with the hope that I would actually use it this summer. Success! It makes me happy every time I look at it (much like the Joel Dewberry fabrics. They’re so pretty!)

  126. Amanda says:

    My current bag is a fabric patchworky bag. It is perfect for summer. On the larger side. Purple and teal mainly, my favorite colors. I love it.

  127. katrin says:

    new. i’m working on a new pattern, so the current bag definitely is new. if it’s spiffy… hmmmm… i’ll find out! ;)
    or do you mean the one i’m wearing? that changes each week. right now it’s one of my record purses, next week it might be the watering can. don’t know… whatever suits my mood! XD

  128. Michele says:

    Oh, how fun! Well….I guess I’m still trying to decide what to do….can you smell the smoke as my creative juices get goin’? LOL

    Michele – a new reader

  129. Megan says:

    My current bag is just a small one made of fabric purchased on a trip to Japan and fabric from an old linen tablecloth! I was actually just looking at a pattern today to start on a new one. Those prints look like they would work nicely! :)

  130. Sarah says:

    Ooo.. I haven’t seen these fabrics before, they’re great!

    Well, the tote I use most often at the moment is a tried and true (and worn and dirty) Old Navy bag grabbed at the last moment from one of those bins by the register. I know, it’s sacrilege for a sewer/crafter to have a store bought tote, but I’m working on it. There’s a stack of canvas on my sewing table ready and waiting to become my new tote bags.

  131. Leah Adams says:

    My bag definitely falls under the tried and true category. It is an olive green square messenger bag – wool felt on the inside, lined with a grosgrain fabric, two perfect pockets on the outside for phone and keys, a zippered pocket on the inside for lipstick and arnica. It is made by aster+sage. I love, love, love it. There are three square appliques on the messenger flap. It is the perfect size, shape and color for everything I need!

  132. anna says:

    My bag is tried and true. I tend to use them until they fall apart. I love the style and shape of my current one so much that I am going to try and recreate it myself.

  133. Kari says:

    I’m so excited to see his fabric available, after all this anticipation!!!! I did make myself a new patchwork gym tote and yoga bag. Hint: I found the Nigella yoga bag pattern from Amy Butler’s site to have too small a circumference for my bag. Next time, I will make it a bit larger and possibly use a slippery fabric for the liner instead of cotton. My mat sticks to cotton. Overall, it came out great and was super easy to put together.

  134. Judi S. says:

    I am making the Perfect Pocket Tote by Indygo Junction – one out of Freshcut fabric and one out of Cherries Jubilee. (American Jane/Moda) I’m hoping to get them completed this weekend so that I can have two smashing new bags to use next week!

  135. Laurie says:

    Oohhhh, Dewberry prints! How yummy! I just finished up a fun Mod Girls bag from the gorgeous latest “Sis Boom” line. Go check it out: http://www.thewoodenspool.blogspot.com
    I used my own pattern and added a few fun components such as rick-rack, ribbon, and a fun button!

  136. Valerie says:

    My current bag — spiffy and new. Used my birthday money to buy it – beautiful red patent leather! And even though it is red, I love it so much that I have been carrying it with every outfit, whether it clashes or not. :)

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