June 30, 2013

Mail Sack Bags!

My sister is a great sounding board when I want to talk about what to make at craft shows.  She's not a sewist herself, but she has great fashion and style and loves to shop at craft shows! So she suggested a bit ago that I should make some cross body bags that are a little smaller than the regular size ones I already make.  So I took her advice! 

The first cross body bag that I made ever was for myself a few years ago. I still use it for my daily use purse. The pattern that I used was the Mail Sack Bag from Pink Chalk Studio.  After making that one, I started designing a bag that was more me, and would be cute to sell at craft shows.  When I decided to make some bags in a new size I went right back to that pattern and got started.  They are a great pattern company and luckily are happy if people are interested in making their bag to sell in small quantities at craft shows.  So this week I whipped up four new bags. 

I have a few more cut out and am already starting to think about what I want that's different in a bag and how I can do another small bag that's more me.  Even though it's easier to cut pattern pieces from one piece of fabric, I prefer the look of patchwork on a handmade quilted bag.  That is my best selling large bag design and I think that I will be incorporating that into my new size bags too. 

I think this set turned out great, though!  I love the colors and prints and am excited to make more! 

1 comment:

  1. Oh fabulous craft show item! Great size too :)