Friday, October 11, 2013

Scrap Happy Purse Finish, Pattern Review and a Giveaway!


When Amanda Jean of Crazy Mom Quilts posted on Instagram that she needed testers for her newest pattern I jumped at the chance to help her out. Even though I was up to my eyeballs in other projects, both sewing and house projects, and didn't really have any business adding one more to the mix, I couldn't help but volunteer. I adore making bags and this one was just so dang happy looking!


I found out not too far into the process that I'm not a huge fan of scrappy sewing. I absolutely adore scrap projects but I tend to get a little bit bored with sewing tiny pieces of fabric together, as evidenced by the fact that the Maple Leaf Rag quilt I've been working on hasn't been touched in some months now!

The bag was really fun to make though and once I got past the scrappy sewing part it went together really fast. I mean super fast. 


The instructions are very easy to follow, they didn't leave me asking any questions, except for one teensy part which has been changed in the final copy.

The material requirements aren't much since it's made from scraps. I actually had everything on hand. Most people might have to pick up interfacing and a magnetic snap though. Since I make so many bags I tend to have that stuff already. 


You can easily make this bag in a couple of hours, probably less if you don't have 4 kids interrupting you every few minutes ;)

Overall, I really enjoyed making this bag and I really love the finished product. It's very roomy and so bright and cheerful!

Amanda Jean has generously allowed me to give a (PDF) copy of the pattern to one of my readers, so if you'd like a chance to win, just leave me a comment! I'll pick a winner Monday morning. Please make sure you are not a no reply blogger as I'll need your email address to send you the pattern. Thanks :)

Also, don't forget the Anniversary special is still running in my etsy shop through the weekend!



23 comments:

Katie said...

I'd love a chance to win this pattern -- i love any excuse to use up some scraps

Little Island Quilting said...

Oooooh yes siree. Would love to win a PDF :-)

Marci Girl said...

It turned out great, especially considering you have kids bothering you every other minute! LOL I feel your pain! I would love to win!

PugMom said...

I'd like to win the bag pattern, not that I have a chance in he** to use up all my scraps!
Nancy at PugMom Quilts!

Jake said...

I just found your blog and I love it! I love your etsy shop. You've been making all the same patterns I've been making. Nice to see your fabric choices. I love Sar Lawson and Erin Erickson and all of Michelle's pattern Patterns! Keep blogging! I love your site!

Amy's Crafty Shenanigans said...

Gorgeous bag!! I love the scrappy look! amycav at hotmail dot com

wombatquilts.com said...

What a darling purse. Love the scraps.

JLVerde said...

Cute bag. Great way to use up the never ending scraps AND you could use it to store scraps (I make bags to house my scraps all the time)

Tammy said...

I love your scrappy bag. And I adore scrappy everything.

JoyceLM said...

Great bag - love the green fabric you used for the handles & insides. Thanks.

Dominique said...

I really love this bag and I would love to make one!

Beth said...

I love scrappy projects, but they do tend to get pushed aside. Congrats on pushing through!

Marie said...

Cute bag! Who wouldn't love a chance to win that pattern? Thanks

patti said...

Love this bag! It would be great to win the pattern so I can make 4 in time for Christmas for my daughters!

Tamie said...

Such a cute tote bag. Thanks for the review and chance to win.

Gill said...

I love this bag!!
Count me in please!

Sue said...

Love your purse! Boy, would I love to win this pattern.

Lee said...

Lovely bag! I would love to make one. Thank you!

Cecilia said...

I like the way your bag looks! Very bright and cheerful. Thanks for the chance to win the pattern.

tahoe34 said...

I purchased this pattern the instant I saw it was available! I love Amanda Jean anything! Yours turned out beautifully!

dian said...

love, love this bag. A pattern would be a great thing to win. thanks, gdavidhoffman(at)yahoo(d0t)com

katie@stvital said...

Cute bag! I love bags as well :)

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

I have never made a purse and would love to have this pattern! Nancy

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