Monday, February 23, 2009

Another "Miranda Day Bag"

The sewing bug hit me on Sunday.  Or rather, the desire for a new purse caught up with me, so I sat down to finish my newest Miranda Day Bag. (You can see my other versions here.)

I found the fabric on one of my trips to Hobby Lobby.  As so often happens, I had a picture in my mind of what I wanted, but couldn't find fabric to fit my image. 

Although I've made this bag twice before, some of the instructions made little sense to me today.  I guess I was just tired.  The one part of the bag I am not pleased with at all is the flap.  I'm now thinking that on the other bags, I used interfacing instead of batting, thus eliminating the bulk that I couldn't sew through very easily.  Once I stitched it, though, I didn't want to do it again, so I just left it.  After the bag was assembled, I decided to take another look through my button box for some accent buttons, which you can see I did indeed find.  I think it adds a nice finishing touch.  (I was just thinking that, with advance planning, machine embroidery could be done on the flap, too.)

Here's a shot of the inside.  I've been having problems with the stitching on the pockets ripping out, so I made sure to stitch back and forth at the top of each pocket section several times.

I'm looking forward to using my new bag when I take Phil to his doctor's appointment on Wednesday.  Until then, I'll try to stay cozy and warm at home.  I think there are more dishcloths in my immediate future . . .


Carolyn said...

I'm a fabric bag nut and I love yours! The fabric you picked is awesome. I think I see this pattern being ordered in the near future. I only have a gazillion bag pattersn, but hey...what's one more! LOL

Heidi said...

Hi Ginny! Woohoo! I love this bag. I think using batting and a patchwork lining was great. It really make the bag pop if you know what I mean. This fabric is adorable you found for the outside too. I looked at the others and they are also gorgeous. How can you choose which to use?

How is DH doing? Do you always take along something to work on when he has to go to the hospital?

Hugs ~