Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Hooray! stitchalong bag

My bag is finished and I am really pleased I joined in with Chrissie on the Stitchalong because I would never have made this bag without aiming for a little bit to be done every Sunday. I saw it when I was given the book 'Patch' by Cath Kidston for my birthday but I thought it would always be on my wish list.

As ever there are a few modifications. The main one being the feather stitch which I could do eventually but not evenly enough to frame each square, I sewed up the tab end to the long one on the strap for strength rather than relying on just the button, I added an inside pocket and finally, a magnet fastener.

Ooops! a bit of black tacking there!

It is a pretty huge bag which would fit an A4 folder in easily so I think I will use it for my maths tutoring work. After having to buy bias binding to finish my dinner mats, I used the remainder for the straps but otherwise I did not spend any money to complete the project.

I have enjoyed looking at all the stitchery from everyone who has joined in and I will continue to tune in. Thanks for motivating me to do a project I never thought I would complete.

Now, it is far too lovely outside to be making a bag inside so Little M and I are off to the park for a play in the autumn sunshine.

Lots of love Jo xxxx


  1. Oh Jo right now I am just a little more than inlove with this wonderful bag that you have created. Wow it is stunning and I love it!!! I honestly think you can start your own little production line of these, there will be quite a few buyers. Fab!!! xoxo

  2. Congratulations! That is a real beauty of a bag! Cxxx

  3. Hi Jo, Love the bag. It is really lovely, love the buttons and the fabric choices. I think you are going to be putting it to good use.
    Enjoy the great outdoors, xoRobin

  4. Wonderful work, Jo! Thanks for sharing some of the process of making the bag with us. You continue to inspire
    me :)
    Gracie xx

  5. Everything has come together so beautifully in your bag Jo - it is really fantastic and I love it. What will you surprise and inspire us with next? I'll be watching of course!
    Joy xo

  6. Jo this is such a lovely bag, well done - I am itching to have a go at the embriodery so have picked out a little wee project to start with Chrissie - I wouldn't have normally tried but reading about your wonderful work has inspired me. Great work Jo, fabulous!
    Big hugs

  7. An absolutely lovely bag!
    Marianne x

  8. Love, love, love it. Button detail great idea. What's next?
    S xx

  9. It's a really, really nice bag. Love the patchwork and the way you lined it. Nice work - you are one talented lady! x

  10. Hooray! Good work Jo, it's really good and I love the bias around the strap. Good idea to sew it though incase the button popped off. Your sewing looks a lot better than mine though!