Last week I got a package in the mail from my friend Kate. As a gift she made me these wonderful market bags!
The fabrics are sooo fun! Kate has such a great eye for color and prints. She puts together two totally different prints and colors, and they just work so well. I wish she could come into my home and pick all my linens and curtains, I bet she’d be a great interior designer as well.
I used the bags today for a big grocery store run. They worked great!
If you love these bags you should comment here telling Kate to open up an etsy shop and sell them 😉 cause I seriously want like 5 more!
Oh, & Kate… your bags will be the inspiration for my kitchen 😉 I may have to get you to ship me swatches of the fabrics to use in some decorative frame I want to work on soon. ::wink wink::
*& yes, the photo to the right shows our new cabinets and counters/back splash. The kitchen should be totally done by monday!!*
Heres a few more close ups of the prints.
Kate posted a comment to those interested in these amazing bags!
Here is what she said…
“You are so silly you silly-pants! I’m glad you love them. I love mine too, use them for everything.
For anyone interested, I get all my fabrics at Jo-Ann’s. I use the 45? home decor fabric for the outside, and just quilter’s cotton for the inside. The interfacing I use is Pellon 911FF. I use this tutorial with a few changes:
The tutorial calls for home decor fabric on for inside and outside to make it reversible. I do that differently. And I cut the body of the bag 18? x 20? and put the handles on the 18? side so the bags are taller rather than wider. I also do my handles a bit differently. I cut a strip of each fabric 27? x 3?. I fold in the edges and iron to make them 2? wide. Then I put them together and sew the edges.
Anyone wanting to make them feel free to contact me with ?’s! firstname.lastname@example.org. But sorry, no Etsy shop for me. 🙂 Too busy already. 🙂 If you’re DYING for me to make you some let me know. WE’ll work something out. 🙂“