Sunday, November 22, 2015

Bag It! Retreat Bag version :D

I recently completed a new-to-me bag design that uses special internal frames:

Photo shamelessly stolen from Janelle @ (I hope you don't mind, Janelle!)
I can't even remember where I first saw the finished bag, but when I realized that the frames were from emmaline bags, I knew I could order them without incurring huge shipping fees, as she's also in Canada :D  I ordered 2 sets of frames to play with them, and shortly after they arrived (ok, it was more like a month after they arrived - I don't rush into new designs quickly because I'm a big ole chicken, LOL) ...

Oh wait - PLAY TIME FIRST - having fun playing @ fotoflexer :D

Blueprint :D

Drawing (this one is my favourite!) :D
This one is called Lomoish :D  I have no idea what it means, but it's cool :)

And here we go - the photo before it got flexered, lol!

I like my bags on the soft side so I didn't use the "dense fusible fleece" that the pattern called for - I only used my usual batting, with matchstick quilting.  I'll add something more the next time I make this - I think it would look better with a bit more body.   The bag is easy to make - VERY easy to make - I'm waiting for Janelle to get more frames in so I can make more of these little beauties!

Posting to Bag It! and to this month's Celtic Thistle Stitches New to Me linky when it gets posted :D


  1. Such a bright and happy bag! These frames really take a plain ol' zippy bag up to a whole new level, don't they? Thanks for adding the email follow button. I'm all signed up and excited to see what's on your sewing table!

  2. I made two today as well. I like these better than boxy bags. As far as the rubber tips go - she has improved their not coming off as easily but you can always just use masking tape on the end of the wires so they don't poke thru. I put my rubber tips on today with the hot glue gun.

  3. What a cool bag, does it just snap shut? I love it!

  4. Love the way the bag is held wide open with the frame. Is there a zipper as well as the frame, or does the frame hold the bag shut, too?

  5. I just ordered some of these frames on Friday (payday) :D I'm not sure how long I should even expect it to take for them to get here... I've been wanting to make this pattern for a while now, though.


Thanks for visiting! I try to reply to all comments - if you're a No Reply blogger or using Google + I can't get your email address so please leave it (obfuscated somehow) in the message so I can write back (and snoop your blog, lol) - thank you!


Related Posts with Thumbnails