Bags and Buttons!

Had a lovely time this week using up some of my stash with the jelly roll I bought recently!  I have booked myself onto a 4 week quilting course at Voirrey Embroidery and I am really looking forward to 3 hours sewing and learning on Thursday mornings!  I have to take basic sewing kit with me so it gave me the perfect excuse to make myself a new project bag.

teal and orange hippy fabric

Two jelly rolls sewn together



Here are the straps on the bag – I used a plain turquoise for one side and a hippy swirly orange for the other!

half made bag

Half finished bag with straps sewn on





Now I have to  put in the zip and then make a lining with pockets to sandwich in the wadding.


To finish with I am going to add some of these LOVELY buttons from Berrynicecushions on Folksy.  She has some wonderful buttons for sale, painted with floral patterns.  Click here if you want to see what else she has!

Turquoise floral buttons

Turquoise buttons for bag

buttons from CD










I’m off for my Sunday night fix now over at Handmade Monday to see what everyone else is up to!


19 thoughts on “Bags and Buttons!

  1. Fantastic fabrics, the hippy swirls are brilliant. I love those swirly buttons, I bought some off Folksy a while ago but haven’t used them yet.
    I love the comment you left on my last post about having a silhouette in the window. 🙂

    Jan x

  2. What a beautiful choice of fabric and buttons. Good luck with the course. I’m planning to do a sewing skills course soon to learn the basics 🙂

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