I recently made these bags for a friend’s kids. I’ve been admiring Sally Shim‘s patchwork (like this and this), and I thought I’d try my hand at some patchwork bags. I love these bags, they were hard to give away. I’m glad the kids and their mum loved them too.
These bags were fun to make. Just simple lined totes, nothing complicated, but hopefully will be useful. Patchwork on one side, and a matching pocket on the other side. As the main outer fabric I used a linen-look cotton fabric called Osnaburg, and some fabrics from stash for the patchwork. Choosing fabrics was both fun and very difficult at the same time. Fun because of all the possibilities of fabrics that I can match that would look good together. Difficult because of all the possibilities — “this looks good with that, but it looks great with that other one too!” I get so indecisive sometimes. It seems that I always love other people’s fabrics combo or yarn colour choices, but when it comes to my own projects I spend so much time fretting about whether the combinations would work!
Anyway, here are the bags in more detail. Click the pics for bigger.