Saturday, November 26, 2011

Lollipop Bags


Been a while since I posted.  Bit busy with the October show and then I seemed to lose my mojo for a couple of weeks - no sewing!

But I'm over it now and have made up a new pattern that we received in the last couple of weeks.  It's called the Lollipop Bag and it's by Atkinson Designs.  I like Terry Atkinson's patterns - they are well laid out, easy to follow, practical, fat quarter friendly.

The pattern has instructions for 2 different size bags and of course, once you've made it once or twice, it would be easy to alter the size to suit your requirements.

I made both size bags.  The large one I made in Aneela Hoey fabric mixing up her ranges Sherbet Pips & Little Apples.

  The smaller one I made in a range called 13 Going on Thirty.

The hardware on the handle is also from Atkinson Designs and comes in Nickel and Antique Brass.  It is a Swivel Hook and a D Ring.  It would be useful for lots of different bags, not just these.

These little bags have a secret contrast bottom so that they stand up easily but lay flat when they are not being used.  In the photos below, I have laid them flat and you can just see a hint of the colour of the bottoms - red for the large one and green for the small one.

All in all, a great little pattern, I think.  These would be great as make-up bags, toiletry bags, little sewing kits - the list is endless.

You can find the pattern and the hardware here.

the fabrics here and here

and the zips here

Have a great weekend