March 13, 2015

Canvas Bucket Bags






Well, it is finally time to show you a new bag tutorial that I am totally hooked on.  I have already made five of them and who knows how many more there will be.  I saw this tutorial on Sew Can She but it really comes from Sew 4 Home.  You can find it here.  It is the Canvas Bucket Bag.


This bag is a fairly quick sew and I love how it turns out.  I used home dec fabric and I added Pellon SF101 to the exterior fabric for a little more body.  None of these bags are stuffed.  They are empty so you can see the body of them.


Inside is a big open space with no pockets.  I love that the bag opens completely so you can see everything.



I made this orange bag from the suedelike upholstery that I picked up at Norwalk fabric outlet. 





The bottom of the bag has bag feet and the strap has snaps that hook the strap to the bag and ones that allow the strap to be adjustable.  How clever is that?






The red dotted bag was made from some of the fabric I got at Norwalk Fabric Outlet, too.  I love the summery look of it.






This one reminds me of the 70's,  So retro.





 You can see how much room you have in this bag.  I just love the shape of it.

I have two completed test bags to show you when the patterns are released and I am currently making a new wallet pattern.  I just completed and delivered one more lighthouse Necessary Clutch Wallet to the same customer as the others.  She gifted the first one to someone who saw it and loved it .  Busy is fun when it is sewing busy!!!








20 comments:

  1. Those are great, Marilyn! Your color combinations are so nice, and the additions of the snaps on the handle are fun. Looks as though you've been having fun with the rivets, too, LOL. I love that pattern and what you have done with it and have bookmarked it, hoping to try it one day.

    Krista

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    1. Thanks, Krista. I think you will enjoy making this one.

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  2. I'm lusting after that red one, Marilyn, but since I can't have it, I'm hoping that I'll be able to make one of my own with some laminated cotton/waxcloth for a beach bag... thanks for sharing the link!

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    1. I'd love to see it when you finish.

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    2. You can check it out here: http://esheepdesigns.blogspot.ca/2015/03/bucket-bag-in-waxcloth.html

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    4. Great post and love your bag. That pocket you added is such a nice addition.

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  3. Love these! I always check out the tutorials on Sew4Home. Lots of good stuff on their site.

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    1. Thanks, Danette. I certainly loved this one.

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  4. These bags are so nice and fabric choices are great too. Love them all.

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    1. Thanks, Donna. So much fun to make, too.

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  5. Great bags Marilyn! You really got to work using those new fabrics too. I'll check out your link, thanks!

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    1. Usually I let new fabric sit for awhile, but not this time. I am currently making another bag with two more of those fabrics.

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  6. This bag is awesome! The only problem I have is that the pattern refers me to a bunch of hardware sources that are mostly very expensive. Can you recommend any less costly places for bag hardware?

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    1. Snaps I get at Snapsource.com. The eyelets and cord stops I got at JoAnns with 50% off coupons. Bag Feet I get from Purse Supplies R Us on Etsy.

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  7. Great Bags! You do a very good job selecting fabric. They are awesome. Probably good for summer outings.

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  8. Thanks, Norma. These bags go together nicely and are fun to make. I'm sure these will not be the last ones I make.

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  9. Whoa! Those are fabulous Marilyn! I'm on my way to make some!

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