Friday, February 25, 2011

Grey & Yellow Bag

For the record: I was taught in 2nd grade that it was gray not grey... so I'm having to use my brain and reteach myself how to spell.
Last month I went to a Grey & Yellow Party for a friends birthday. She loves the colors, her house is painted grey with a beautiful yellow door.

I had bought her a yellow candle and wanted a bag to put it in as her gift. So, I sewed one!

I cut 2 grey squares approx. 9"x 9", along with 2 straps- 4"x 13"

I cut 2 yellow squares 9"x 9"

I cut 2 pieces of iron-on interfacing 9" x 9"


  • Iron on the interfacing to the wrong side of the grey squares (I did yellow & wish I did the grey)

  • Sew the 2 grey squares right sides together...3 sides (a big square U), turn out and iron

  • Sew the two straps... fold in half so it is now 2" thick (right sides together) leave the ends open, then turn inside out & iron

  • Sew the 2 yellow squares right sides together...3 sides also...HOWEVER, leave a 3" opening at the bottom of the U (you will use this to turn bag inside out) turn and iron

  • Sew the straps to the yellow piece (right sides together) make sure you space evenly


  • Put the two bags together (one inside the other with right sides together


  • stitch along the top of the bag


  • Turn the bag inside out(that is what the opening on the bottom of yellow piece is open for)


  • IRON

  • whip stitch the opening on bottom yellow piece

  • Make a flower, add a broach, do something!

4 comments:

  1. Very cute and easy! Thanks for sharing!

    Also, I have a great Dove chocolate giveaway going on right now and would love if stopped by and entered: http://eyespydiy.blogspot.com/2011/02/dove-chocolate-discoveries-giveaway.html

    ~Katie @ Eye Spy DIY

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  2. Girl, you are so talented. I would ask for a bag but I cleaned my car trunk yesterday and I have sooo many bags, most with store names on them. I guess I got carried away. But the difficult part is to remember to take them into the store!
    Keep crafting and inspire me!

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  3. I just love the grey damask fabric you used! Would you mind sharing the manufacturer and style name? Grey is my new favorite color. Your bag is just adorable.

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  4. "And the best dressed candle award goes to..."

    Love the gray & yellow combo. Too cute. Thank you for sharing with air your laundry Friday, Bonnie!

    xoxo,
    Jami

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