I had so much fun making my Go Faster Bag for the Happy Little Pouch Hop, that I decided to try a little experiment and make another one with just a few changes. This one is larger -- thirteen inches long instead of eight and a half -- with all of the pieces quilted before they were sewn together.
I used one and a half inch hexagons for this one instead of the tiny half inch pieces that I put together for my first bag, and since I placed them side by side, I didn't need as many. I also made the loop large enough so that I can carry the pouch as a wristlet if needed.
I absolutely adore the fabrics I used on this version. It's also one of my favorite color schemes, and I love using linen on anything. I snuck in an "H" on the side so that everyone will know who this bag belongs to...
The inside of the bag is all Summersville for both the lining and binding. I would probably add another layer of canvas or interfacing along with the batting if I were to do this again -- it's sturdy but there's a bit more give in this version since the pieces are larger.
This was a fun little project to play with over the weekend, and now I'm happy to have another bag for storing sewing projects on the go. A good thing, too, since I took another look at my project list today. I have a few Christmas presents that need finishing, and I'm excited to work on a few special items for the little reading area I just put together for my girls yesterday. I'll have more details on it all later on this week.
Linking up to WIP Wednesday.