February 10, 2016

Bag of the Month Club - January Bag - Backgammon Bag by Betz White






OK...of course I am signed up and ready to go for the third year of the Bag of the Month Club 2016.  I have made all of the bags from the first 2 years (12 patterns, but multiple bags of most of them).  The club provides a new bag pattern from 1 of 6 designers on the first of the month from January to June.  You can go here to find out how to join, the cost and all of the designers that are involved.

Introducing the January Bag...The Backgammon Bag by designer Betz White.  I've had this made for some time and thought I better post it because I am now cutting out the February bag.


This bag has a pieced pocket on the front and the back that resembles the triangles on a backgammon board.  These pockets close with a magnetic snap. No, the picture isn't in back and white.  I chose to use a grey fabric from Windham Fabrics called Swirl by Whistler.  I combined it with a dark grey faux leather for the triangles, tab and top of the strap.  I loved the swirl fabric so much that after I used this, I scoured the internet for more and ordered it in three more colorways, purple, teal and brown.


Gorgeous fabric, isn't it? It was also available in red with pink.


I used a grey checked fabric for the lining.  As you can see, there is a zippered pocket on the inside.  The finished measurements for this bag are 16" W x 11" H x 2 1/2" D.

On to the February bag.

10 comments:

  1. That is luscious fabric, and your use of the faux leather really adds richness. Beautiful!

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    1. Thanks, Candy. I think some of the blue fabric will be used in the lining of the February bag but I want to save some for something else where it can be an outside fabric.

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  2. I instantly fell in lust with smoke swirl in teal. A good thing for me as it is sold out on first two sites I looked for it on. (I resolve to be a good girl and not buy more fabric.)
    I love your version. Can't wait to see what you do with Miss February.

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    1. Thanks, Kathy. I'm not one to scold you for fabric shopping...look what I did!!!

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  3. Beautiful! I like that you use a solid for the triangles. The fabric is really pretty, yummy! I'm late. I haven't done any bag of the month yet. But I'll get to it.

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    1. Thank you so much. Can't wait to see yours, Norma. I have struggled for a while deciding on fabric for February but it is cut and I hope to get it fused tonight so I can get started.

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  4. Wow that bag is gorgeous! I think I've seen this in other colors on another blog and either way this bag makes me happy! I'll have to think about making one soon.

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    1. Thanks, Jennifer. I loved making this one.

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