Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Shop hopper's bag

So, I made this for mom's birthday.  She wanted a slim, trim purse for our upcoming trip to Disney...something to carry her room key, small camera, and her sunglass case.  I remembered I had a pattern for something along those lines, so I started digging.  I found one in the 2009 Edition of BHG's Bags, Pillows, and Pincushions.  (Interestingly enough, I also found the original pattern for my pincushion bling, and it isn't giant size.)  The bag is called Shop Hopper's Bag and I just made it a bit longer for mom's needs.  I also made the straps 55 inches, so it would fit across the shoulders more like a messanger bag strap.


It also has sewn in "car" pockets near the top.
I love this fabric.  It is very cute.  Perfect for a trip, don't you think???  BTW, thanks for all the well wishes for buddy...he is starting to feel a bit better I think, I hope.  Also, I loved everyone's hand stitching comments, they made me feel much better and some of them made me laugh.  I went back and looked my work, and it didn't bother me nearly as much.

7 comments:

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

Perfect!! Love the fabric choice too. Great job. I have that mag but I haven't looked at it in forever. Maybe I should peek at it again. I have Darla charm squares and I want to make them into a tote for myself. Yes, another tote. :)

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

Such a cute bag, and the perfect size too. I sometimes sew a swivel head key snap hook inside as well, to keep keys secure and safe.

Peggy said...

I make bags too for travelling. I use "sew sweet satchel" from Lazy girl. We wear them under our jackets and they are only big enough for money, and cards, and few other things. I always make my straps adjustable to suit anyone. I also add extra zippers.

Kelly@ Charming Chatter said...

So glad to hear your little guy is doing better! What a CUTE bag! How fun that you are going to Disney! I'm with you - that bright cheery fabric is just perfect for the trip! Your mom is going to love it (and the pincushion too)!!!

Cheryl said...

Great tote....your mom is very lucky!! You were so right about the squash----yummy!! Glad buddy is better.

Michele said...

What a great bag! Perfect for that purpose.....I bring a similar bag when we go :-) cheery fabric :-) I'm sure you will enjoy your trip :-)

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

Too cute!