Thursday, March 3, 2011

I made it ... Library Bag!

I recently bought the Spring Issue of Quilts and More, and they have a few bag patterns this month, which I LOVE!

And this is one of the bag patterns that they have, and I knew I could do it because it was simple.

I chose to do the shorter strapped one... both are identical, one just has a few inches of length added to the strap.

I used simpler fabric of course, because that is what i had. I actually used a sheet from my daughters bedroom set. No one in our family, for some reason, uses top sheets so I have a few cute ones that I keep for scrap purposes. So, I up-cycled a sheet into a really cute library bag for my 12 yr old. She goes to the library every other week or so and gets about 10 books!

She always is asking for a bag to put the books in so she doesn't carry a huge armful of 'em. So she was thrilled with them and I am so uberly proud of myself...cause I did it!

What do ya think? Have a few sheets lying around? lol

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  1. Oh my goodness, that is the cutest bag. I love the color and the design. And very interesting blog. I am happy to follow you. I found your blog on a blog hop.

    Russo @

  2. What a cute bag that is. You're really on a roll with all the sewing you've been doing.

  3. Now I'm going to have to go buy that magazine. We don't use top sheets around here, either. I usually make matching valances for our bedrooms with the ones that match, but I've been having lots of fun using thrifted sheets in projects. I LOVE this one, so thank you for sharing it!!

  4. first time visit to your blog, came via Thrifty Thursday. love that bag! I use sheets quite often, infact I am on the hunt in thrift stores for bright and flowery ones... I put you on my RSS feed so will be back to visit...

  5. Your bags are darling! I love the fabrics you chose.

  6. Great post! I have seen these and wanted to make one! Thanks for posting this!

    Found you by way of the chick & crafty link up!

    Have a great night & come visit chicks dig coupons anytime!

  7. very nice! see, another reason why i need to learn how to use a sewing machine! ;)

  8. I also use sheets, love to sew with them! Sometimes I make a double layer bag with the sheet as a liner and a thrifted dress or skirt as the outside.....
    this bag is adorable, I love the houndstooth!


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