Monday, July 11, 2011

A Little Glam Bag for a Vacation

I recently purchased the Little Glam Bag pattern made by Pink Sand Beach Designs at a local quilt shop (Cranberry Quiltworks in Yorba Linda, CA) while on the Southern California Quilter's Run back in June.

Little Glam Bag by Pink Sand Beach Designs
While on the shop hop I was looking for a bag pattern that was small enough to hold just what I needed for an upcoming quick trip: cell phone, chap-stick, cash and the necessary identification cards we all need.  This bag was perfect.  It used two fat quarters, a 1/4 yard of fusible fleece (enough to make three of four bags) and a seven inch zipper.  I added a ribbon and a charm to "glam" it up.  It took me about three hours to sew this bag up and when done I was very happy with the results.  The optional wrist strap was the right addition as I was walking busy streets and wanted that added protection to prevent myself from dropping the bag or having it taken out of my hand.

The bag finishes up at 81/2" wide and 5 1/4 tall - a perfect little glam bag size!  It was so easy to carry around while on my short trip and now I have the added benefit of having a visual reminder of a wonderful time.

Little Glam Bag

a fun pop of yellow on the inside
I'm linking up with Megan at Canoe Ridge Creations for Sew Modern Monday today and Quiltstory for Fabric Tuesday so go check out what other's have created - I've already peeked and there are some gorgeous creations to view!
Enjoy your Monday,
Susan

8 comments:

  1. Cute bag Susan. I like Cranberry Quiltworks or Fresh Picked Fabrics. Gina is great.

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  2. Cute bag! I like the ribbon and charm addition - they really set off the fabric well.

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  3. A girl can never have too many little pouches ~ LOVE this one!

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  4. how cute is that!? One of these days when I'm feeling a tad more caught up, I really want to try a little zipper bag of some sort....

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  5. This is the perfect little bag. I love it when practical meets glamorous. This is fabulous!

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  6. Very cute and so useful.

    Stopping by from Fabric Tuesday. My link is http://carolburris.com/knitting/rainy-days-projects-finished/

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  7. What a lovely bag! Found you via Quiltstory! Nice to 'meet' you!

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  8. oh way too cute!!......thank you for your nice comment on my block

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