Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Burlap Bag and a Thank You!

By now you know that I have a thing for burlap.  Well, I've done it again, gone and made another burlap bag. Fashioned after the original by I.Gant this bag is a "thank you" for all of the hard work Mary Reed has done preparing for my husband's retirement party. 

 I did a tutorial on a chocolate brown bag a few months ago and used the same basic pattern for this bag but changed it up a bit.  It's wider and shorter and has a large button instead of a shabby rose and I added a ring to dress up one of the straps.  Do you like this one better?  Here is the first one:

Burlap Bag with Shabby Rose Tutorial

Chocolate Brown Burlap Purse

I have been using this chocolate brown bag everyday since I made it and just love it.  Recently I added interfacing to the straps and an inside pocket for my iPhone.  For Mary's bag I made the straps a bit wider and learned how to install a magnetic snap.  That bag needed one because of the wider top opening.  I also rounded the corners a bit so they weren't so "dog-eared."  (see my tutorial for how to do this on a pillow here).  It's a bit different for a bag.  Perhaps I'll do a tutorial on this one, too.

  


And here is the finished bag. 


Do you like it?

Mary Reed...I can't thank you enough for all of the hours and hours you have spend ensuring that Michael's retirement party is a great success!  I hope you like your bag.



xox
Nancy





56 comments:

  1. Gorgeous bag - and obviously a labour of love!

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  2. I DO like it, Nancy! The big button is a great detail.

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  3. Nancy ~
    Ohhhh my gosh I just adore it !! I love the burlap and I love the design !
    Sooooo cute !!

    xoxo
    Lori

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  4. Beautiful! I am a new follower!
    http://thepinkpeonyoflejardin.blogspot.com

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  5. OMG I would never think to use burlap! I love both styles and the little detail adds a BIG bang to the bag! I hope you will link this up at SewWoodsy.blogspot.com!

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  6. They're both very cute, but I do like this one better. This is definitely going on my ever-growing to do list. Thanks for sharing!

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  7. Love, love, love, I'm heading out tomorrow to get some burlap to make this bag! It's so simple and yet so beautiful, never would have thot of it. Thanks for the great tutorial!

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  8. Very cute :) I found you at Blue Cricket...I'm a bag maker myself so I tend to flock towards them while browsing linkups. Come on over and see me sometime...I'll have to check out the tutorial you posted on the other bag! I have not used burlap before :/

    Julie
    www.vibrant-designs.net

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  9. What a beautiful bag! Thanks for visiting my blog- following you now!

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  10. That is awesome! I would love for you to link up at my Strut Your Stuff Party!
    http://danajeanward.blogspot.com/2010/11/strut-your-stuff-party.html

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  11. LOVE those!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks so much for linking this up at gettin' crafty on hump day!! :)

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  12. Hi Nancy! I'm commenting again because I don't know if my first one took or not....ooops! Anyway, I ADORE your bags, girl! I really LUV the first one!!!!! Since I don't have a clue when it comes to sewing, are you going to make of these to sell???? :)

    xoxo laurie

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  13. I love your bags -- especially ADORE the big, fat button! Thanks for sharing your creativity! :) mercedes

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  14. I love this style-the bag is so dang cute! I just made one out of an old coffee stained blazer and a moth eaten sweater. If you get bored one of these days, come check it out!

    http://www.potholesandpantyhose.com/A/Arts_%26_Crap_Archives/Entries/2010/10/22_Blue_Blazin’_Bag.html

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  15. Wow! That is a cute bag! And I love burlap and big buttons. I am so excited...a tutorial?! Etsy shop?

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  16. i wouldn't think to use burlap for a bag but its so pretty!

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  17. I love it, I'm especially lovin' the addition of the ring and big button.

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  18. Thank you for linking up to Sew Woodsy!

    http://sewwoodsy.blogspot.com

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  19. Oh my! I LOVE the burlap! I actually just bought some recently with all the craze! thanks for having your tutorials too! love them!

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  20. I love this bag, I think it's a really stylish design, and I think the fabric and the large button really make this bag. Great job!

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  21. cute cute cute bag! love it!
    Found you via Romantic Home's Friday listing.

    Heidi

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  22. I love it! Especially the huge button. Great bag! Thanks for linking up to Finished for Friday.

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  23. Love this! What a great everyday bag...can't decide if I like the flower or button better!

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  24. LOVE! They are casual and elegant at the same time. What a lovely combination! I love the quirky straps different from each side too. I'm not a purse person but I'd totally love one of these! :)

    Donna
    http://funkyjunkinteriors.blogspot.com/

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  25. As the most fortunate recipient of this terrific bag, I just want to say "Thanks SO Much" for a beautiful gift that is a labor of love. Your creative talent is amazing!! It was a pleasure working with you in preparing for Michael's Retirement dinner -- you two sure have some great friends. Hope the 40 Hrs. or less workweek transpires soon. Wishing you both many fun and relaxing times ahead. --Mary Reed

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  26. This is so elegant. I love it!

    Thanks for linking up. And don't forget to enter my along for the ride: designs giveaway! http://bit.ly/9cz33f

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  27. Love this bag...just Love it!


    Stop on by and enter my DaySprings giveaway!

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  28. It is so cute. Love the big ring and big button. I made on of your tote bags last night in green burlap and Christmas print. It turned out really cute. Posted this on my blog. Thanks!

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  29. Hi Nancy, I just wanted to stop by and thank you for your sweet comments about my quilt last week.
    I have posted a link to the tutorial that I used. I just used plain quilting cottons, but I like your idea of the chenille, it sounds so cosy. I love the burlap bag just the thing for summer (we are heading into summer in this part of the world), and I love the texture of it. Beautiful.

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  30. to answer your question, I don't like it, I love it...this new version is great! thanks so much for dropping by Craft Schooling Sunday and sharing it with us! all the best and don't be a stranger!

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  31. The bag is fabulous - the style, the color...just perfect.

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  32. What a cute bag! Love how it's shorter than the last one.

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  33. I just completed a bag from your tutorial. I made it with chocolate brown burlap and used a large button from my Grandmothers button box. The bag was for my niece and I gave it to her yesterday at her bridal shower. I had given the first burlap bag made from your first pattern to her mom. Anyway, she loved her bag, thanks for the tutorial! I can't believe I forgot to take a picture. I will have to taka a picture of the next one.

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  34. OMGoodness,
    I LoVe everything about this tote,
    the fabric the shape the girly touches,
    the oversized button and the sweet rosebud floral lining all
    Too CuTe !!!

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  35. Beautiful, Nancy! I honestly adore them both equally. Thank you so much for linking with air your laundry Friday! Party is back on after a holiday break.

    Hugs,
    Jami

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  36. So very sweet!
    Just love all your bags, as you know.

    blessings

    barbara jean

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  37. I just completed another bag and posted it on my blog.

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  38. I absolutely love them both. Oh, you ladies who can sew, craft, and finish projects. You are my heros. I wanted to say "thank you" for stopping by my blog a while ago. Until next time, happy holidays.

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  39. OMG! I love your burlap bag! I "sew" need to tackle this! :)

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  40. oh, Don't make me choose! Love them both soooo much!!

    blessings and Happy New Year

    barbara jean

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  41. I love all of your burlap creations!! I'm your newest follower!
    xo,
    Laurie :)

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  42. I love it! Tried to make one from your tutorial. Yours looks way better, but it was so fun to make!

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  43. I just made a bag from a lighter weight material and I can't get it to lay right. Can this pattern only be for a thicker piece of material. And the rounded corners are so much better. thanks.

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  44. i made this bag for my sister-in-law she loved it, the burlap sheds so be careful not to put it next wooly clothing, i gave it a coating of hair spray that seems to stop some of the shedding.

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  45. Thanks for the idea Shelly! Sometimes the burlap sheds for a short time and then stops. I have found that ironing each piece really, really well while making it helps with the shedding. Also, the fusible interfacing makes the bag stand up a lot longer with use and also helps the shedding problem. Did you make the original pattern or the one with the button? Haven't published a tutorial on that one yet!
    xox
    Nancy

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  46. I love love your bags :-) Do you wholesale? Even if you don't I would love to buy one just for me...Risa@fussyduck.com

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  47. I would like to invite you to join me at the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week! http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/11/clever-chicks-blog-hop-10.html

    I hope you can make it!
    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick

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