Sunday, November 13, 2011

Jane Market Bag

Lots of sewing projects in the works, but it's been a little while since I've posted a finish. Well, tonight I'm happy to report that I finished my tote for the Goodie Bag Swap!

Jane Market Bag, front view

I chose Anna Maria Horner for the pocket and center panels (Summer Totem in Tart from Pink Castle Fabrics) and more Loulouthi for the handles. The linen print on the sides is by Yoshiko Jinzenji (from Sew Modern). I lined it with Kona pale flesh, which is what we'll all have in a few months. Hah!

Back View: Jane Market Bag

This was my first time making the Jane Market Bag. I really like this pattern and it is very easy to follow. However, I made a few modifications so the bag would hold its shape. I added thick interfacing (Pellon 808) to everything but the lining and stitched pintucks around all edges of the bag, including the bottom. With these changes, I didn't need to add any cardboard to the bag bottom, because it stays pretty boxy on its own.

Jane Market Bag, bottom view

I also added piping above the pocket on both sides. My secret swap partner is very into simple, functional totes, so I hope she digs this!

Goodie Bag Swap: Finished!

I really like how these fabrics play off each other. The bold, feminine florals can really pair well with the strong, masculine lines of the Japanese linen. Who knew?

Linking up to Sew Modern Monday, Fabric Tuesday and Celebrate Color!



20 comments:

  1. that linen print is killer!! I just finished my loulouthi quilt this weekend so I've been staring at summer totem a lot... still not tired of it. Your bag looks perfectly made, I really like this pattern.

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  2. That bag is just awesome. I'm sure it will be well loved by your swap partner!

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  3. It's beautiful Lindsay!! I am sure your partner will be delighted!

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  4. So cute!!! Isn't that the weirdest name for a fabric color?? Pale flesh?? So strange!! But your bag turned out real lovely. I adore that linen print, it's amazing :)

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  5. I really love it! The fabric choices are fantastic. And I'm now thinking maybe I need to make these for teacher gifts??

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  6. This is gorgeous, Lindsay!
    Love your fabrics! I totally need to make one!

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  7. Great bag! Love your choice of fabric.

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  8. super I am in the home stretch with my pink quilt and I'll be glad to jump into my 100 other projects.

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  9. Fabulous! Can I be your partner, pretty please? :) Thanks for linking up to {Sew} Modern Monday and have a great week!

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  10. That bag is super cute. I love the patterns. I'm hoping for a sewing machine this Christmas so I can lose my mind buying cute fabric!

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  11. Hi, I'm visiting from fabric Tuesday. The bag is great, I love the shape and the fabrics look great together.

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  12. such a great bag! I have been eyeing this pattern for a while, love the bright fabric against the neutral, I'm sure your partner will love this!

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  13. What a great bag. Those fabrics are a great combination :)

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  14. So beautiful.Those fbrics are great.

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  15. Thanks, Lindsay, I really DO love the bag, it's exactly what I wanted, and I really LOVE the linen print that you used! And the modification of topstiching around the bottom is great, too, so you don't lose stuff in those looooong pockets!

    I will post pictures soon!

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  16. That is beautiful. I have been looking for a fabric gift bag pattern and this is perfect - downsized of course.

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  17. Love the way yours turned out! I made some too and added a tutorial for an inside zipper pocket.

    Inside Zipper Pocket

    Cheers!
    Ellen

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