Pieced Pastimes: Muslin Ruffle Bag

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Muslin Ruffle Bag

I was in need of a new bag and saw one on Katie's Rose Cottage that I have admired for some time now.
She had graciously posted the pattern information (Butterick B5449) on her blog and wouldn't you know it was a pattern that I already had.
In keeping with the art of making do, I used some muslin that I had on hand for this bag. I believe Katie used muslin on hers as well. 
I made the bag per the pattern with hemmed ruffles, but if I were to make this again it would be with raw edges or a narrow rolled hem. I think they hang nicer and are not quite so 'flouncy' as with the finished hemmed edges.
 A single muslin rose adds a nice decorative detail.
It is lined with a couple pockets and a magnetic snap closure.
 
I like the length of the strap and the size of the bag. It just seems to have nice proportions.  I may have to revisit this pattern with a different fabric, as I like it that much.

Until next time ~ Suzanne.

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23 comments:

  1. Oh, my Lord! This is precious! I love it! I may have this pattern too! Love that rose you made! I make these roses, but I always have my ripped side showing at certain places! Yours is to totally neat! :) Love it.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  2. Oh, my Lord! This is precious! I love it! I may have this pattern too! Love that rose you made! I make these roses, but I always have my ripped side showing at certain places! Yours is to totally neat! :) Love it.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  3. I had to chuckle that you were admiring it and you already had the pattern, hehe! It turned out beautiful Suzanne! I love the detail of the rose, very pretty bag!

    Have a delightful weekend~

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  4. I am beginning to love this white-beige colour scheme more and more. I found that my primitive decor was getting darker and darker. I have decided to go with more white. Love how you use white, and it still looks primitive!

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  5. This is just beautiful! I never think to use muslin for anything but patterns. Thank you for reminding me it can be pretty. Thanks for sharing!

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  6. This is so adorable. I love to sew and have made many of my bags. I've been wanting to make one wgith a ruffle. I'm going to check out my pattern stash. Love the muslin flower in the middle and all the pockets. You did a really nice job, and I live the idea of leaving the edges raw. My fingers are crossed that you will share this at Sunday's Best Party this evening. Sharing is a good thing.

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  7. this is such an adorable bag! I want it. lol. Sew well done!
    Best,
    Jenn from www.justaddwatersilly.com, hopping from Lamb Petite Hermine (newest follower)

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  8. wow you are so clever ... this is fantabulous ... love the feel to your creations ... hugz x

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  9. I so love this bag, and will be making myself one soon. Just wanted to let you know I was so happy to see you shared this at Sunday's Best. I know a lot of readers will be inspired by it. PS - now following you!

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  10. You had me at ruffles - but then you added a rosette and made it a neutral color!! I love it!!

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  11. Your bag is so pretty! And so perfect for spring! Only 2 more months to go - lol! Coming over from Between Naps on the Porch and your newest follower. =)

    Jeanine

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  12. Thank you for stopping by. Your bag looks wonderful...nice job! I simply made my own pattern and used painter's drop cloth as fabric so it is very strong and can even be used as a book bag or grocery sack......I love how we all do our own thing with what we see.....start making your own labels and adding them....they are easy!
    xojana

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  13. what a sweet bag - and sewn so professionally, too!

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  14. What a beautiful bag! Love the ruffles and the flower sets it off perfectly!


    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  15. So cute! I wish I were a better seamstress! XO Cindy

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  16. That bag looks so great--I want to make one too and need to get ahold of that pattern. Though it does look as though I could figure it out on my own. Lovely job!

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  17. Beautiful bag, can I borrow it LOL

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  18. Simply gorgeous! I would carry this around until it was worn thin, I think. It is so fun and flirty...my new favorite adjectives!

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  19. Gorgeous!
    just realized i am not following you yet. is now sorted :-)
    love
    jutta

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  20. This is such a cute bag! It reminds me of the one I made last year and I cannot tell you how many compliments I received on it!! You will with yours too!

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  21. This is so feminine and cute! Love it. Thanks for following! I Just signed up to follow your site!

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