Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Cutest Boxed Bag Ever



I made two bags using my friend Heidi's tutorial HERE. I used some scraps of fabric from the Swell line from Urban Chiks that I had received from Angela years ago. I have been saving them for something. I thought I might use them for a ticker tape quilt but then the more I looked at them I thought I might be able to actually get some decent size squares from them.

I played around with them and then used the same measurement on all of them to get 2 half square triangles from each pair of light/dark charm scraps for a total of 30 HSTs!!! I left them on my design wall for a few days playing around with different layouts. Not satisfied with any of them. After I made the first bag (below) I decided to use the Swell hsts to hold my precious Sweet fabric. It's a happy Urban Chiks party all around!! I modified the original pattern just a tad with no problems. I was super thrilled because when I boxed the edges of the bag my squares did not get cut off at all. It was mean to be :)


This is the first Ellie Travel case that I made from Heidi's Tutorial. I used the cheater print from the Country Girls line by Tasha Horsley that I got from Shay's shop Simply Sweet Fabric.

I'm putting all of my cross-stitch and embroidery goodies in this bag. These little totes hold so much!!! I love them.

I'm working on the Quilty Stitches Sampler along hosted by Little Miss Shabby.
I am loving this cross-stitched Swoon block. I haven't x stitched in years but I faintly remember a teddy bear jumping out of a shamrock that I x stitched onto a sweatshirt. yikes.

If you need a new little bag / tote / case, check out Heidi's tutorial @ Fabric Mutt, if you haven't already. This little cutie packs a big punch. It holds a ton! Plus Heidi is the berries, she's one of the sweetest people I've met in our crafty, quilty blogging community and I am really glad that I can call her my friend.


****Edited 3/6/14**** Linking up with Ellison Lane ~ Crafty Traveler post

26 comments:

Amy's Crafty Shenanigans said...

So so so cute! I must make one those bags!!!

marcella said...

Oh, it is the cutest! I'm so glad you shared!

Svetlana said...

adorable!!! both of these bags are beyond adorable. Well done indeed :)

vintage grey said...

They are the cutest bags ever!! And, I love the cross-stitched swoon block! So sweet! xo Heather

kim leavens said...

oooooh yours are adorable, thank you for sharing!! I always need bags to carry my projects around,,, this will be perfect.

Jacque. said...

I love your little swoon x-stitch!! What a fun thing to do. I do have the travel case on my list of things to do. Have fun with your stitching!

Tatkis said...

Wonderful bags, so lovely!

Hugs,
Tatyana

Mountain Home Quilts said...

You're not kidding...those are the cutest!!!

Tanya Quilts in CO said...

Adorable! I am on a bag making kick, so thanks for sharing the link!

Cindy Sharp said...

Love it.

Michelle said...

I love it! I think I am going to have to try and make this one.

Sara said...

Of course I saw your bag on IG and now here;) I NEED to make one!! Added to the list lol LOVE how yours turned out!

Nisa-mom said...

lovely bag ever, Erin.. I love it. See, people scraps is always treasure for someone else.. :))

DeborahGun said...

just the cutest. These are definitely on my list of 'must makes!'

Siobhán said...

What a cute bag! I definitely want to try making one of the bags, even though I've never made a bag or fabric basket. Yours turned out really nice!

Siobhán said...

What a cute bag! I definitely want to try making one of the bags, even though I've never made a bag or fabric basket. Yours turned out really nice!

Leslie said...

this bag is really cute. i love the fabric you used. it is so satisfying to use what you have on hand. that stitching sampler is calling my name!!! i love how cute the blocks are

alejandra said...

love the bags,

Christine Feldstein said...

Indeed it's the cutest bag!
Christine

Shay said...

i will have to make one of those bags! So cute!

Kelli said...

This bag is SO on my to-sew list. I love your use of a cheater print! Genius! I am debating if I want to do the same, or if I should go all out and do an improv patchwork instead. Oh, decisions, decisions. Anyways, love your bag and what a great use for all those xstitch threads & patterns!

hungryhippie said...

LOVE these bags! Oh my goodness cuteness........the stars look amazing, can't wait to see it finished. :D

Tina said...

hello and a nice sunday!

I love your quilted bags, very beautiful and great work:-)

Tina
http://www.mariahoffbeck.blogspot.com

Sarah said...

Cute little boxed bags! Circa 1990 I cross stitched some kittens in pyjamas onto a tshirt and a goose onto a pink jumper. We must be about the same age 😉

legato1958 said...

This is just so pretty! I love your fabrics! (Now I want to make one for myself!) Thanks for your inspriration!)

Susie

Heidi Staples said...

How did I miss this post??? Erin, your sweet words are just what I needed to hear today, and your bags are beyond adorable! Hugs to you, my friend!

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