Tuesday, February 8, 2011

A New Bag

Today is one of my best friend's birthday. (As she once said, she is now 29 plus tax, shipping, and handling!) She and I taught together, went to grad school together, and now sit just a few feet apart at our main office. We have watched each others' kids grow up the last few years as well. We are heading to a conference in Houston in a couple of weeks that we are excited about........and yes, in our world a kid-free trip to Houston is exciting. I wanted to make her some special to carry around at the conference that she could also use at work sometimes. Here is what she opened today:


The main fabric is "Mocca" by Alexander Henry. The great red and white polka dot is from the Moda Bliss line. I used blue thread for the stitching so it would stand out and appliquéd on a fabric by her name.


Back View


Side View- I used stiff Pellon as the liner to make the bag very structured.


The inside is a Michael Miller print, which I love mixed with the others. I added three pockets from the red dot fabric, a magnetic closure, and a zipper pocket.

The pocket is lined in the outside fabric.

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8 comments:

  1. Courtney, I love it! What an awesome (and so thoughtful) gift, I am sure your friend was thrilled! You know I love the exterior, but I really love the interior! Great choices! And I LOVE the flower on the front!!

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  2. Oh Courtney, that bag you made for Heather is FABULOUS! I know that she must love it, and will get a lot of use from it. I haven't made any bags since before Christmas, and seeing this one makes me want to make some now! Great job, my friend!

    XOXO,

    Cyndi

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  3. Oh, and P.S. --- Happy Birthday to Heather! :o)

    XOXO,

    Cyndi

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  4. Hi , found you through blog hopping. GORGEOUS purse!!!

    New Follower,
    Yoli :)
    Apron Senorita

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  5. This was a great post!!! I am your newest follower and hope that you will come be a follower at my blog!!! brooke
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  6. Thanks for visiting my blog and following along ;) This bag is super cute! I am your newest follower.

    Katelyn

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  7. OMG!!! I love your blog!!! I'm your newest follower, I would love for you to stop by & follow my blog.




    Tenisha

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