Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Go Faster (& Bigger) Box Bag


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.

23 comments:

  1. I love the fabrics you picked. One day I have to try my hand at making a bag!

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  2. This pouch is a great shape! And the red spotted fabric is perfect!

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  3. What a fantastic project! I absolutely love it!

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  4. Totally awesome Heidi! Love, love, love the shape and size and fabric and oh... :)

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  5. Gorgeous, I love linen and red colours, they always look great together, and this is no exception, well done! : )

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  6. Heidi, sublime as usual, you have a zakka heart and this pouch is a great size for many uses. Was it easier to quilt first and then sew together do you think?

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  7. These would make a great guy present (men are so hard to make something for) done in manly fabrics. I really like this pattern, thank you!

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  8. You always do such cool projects.:)

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  9. These are so beautiful, my heart skipped a beat!!

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  10. Snappy little bag. Great fabrics!

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  11. Darn it Heidi. I LOVE them!

    I have been wanting to make a box pouch for a little while, and now I want to make two! Thanks a bunch! ;)

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  12. I've been on a bag kick lately too. Yours is just absolutely adorable! I'm really getting the hexie bug. I've never made one and I keep seeing all these super cute projects with hexies and I just have to try soon!

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  13. Such cute pouches/bags, Heidi!! Love those teeny tiny hexies!

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  14. these pouches are wonderful, Heidi.

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  15. You know we are all making these hexies and you have given us the inspiration of what to do with them! Your little pouches are wonderful and so beautiful designed. I love the subtle H on the side--clever!

    Thanks for stopping by Freshly Pieced today and posting your WIP link.
    Elizabeth E.
    opquilt.com

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  16. These are great! I love the Houses fabric, I have just a smidge of that! So pretty.

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