Selfish Sewing Weekend – (Faux) Market Bag

4th of July weekend and headed to a camp trip and you know, I just NEEDED a new bag, so I purused the interwebs and found this one made by Ashley of Film in the FridgeThe Market Bag (by Anna Graham) and decided I had to have one.  Sad news for me – none of my local book stores had her book, Handmade Style in stock.  I wanted to make that bag NOW so I decided to eyeball it and attempt to figure it out.

This is what I came up with: 


Not a bad attempt, if I say so myself!  I used Pellon’s new flex foam for the “batting” (it quilted awesomely on the longarm, no issues at all!) and opted for nylon webbing handles (repurposed from my first Sewtopia SLC goodies bag) as I was fresh out of leather, but attached them the same way (on the outside with a box-X stitch).  I also opted not to line it, so there are raw edges on the inside, but I can live with that.

After looking at all the projects in her book, I had to order a copy.  It will be interesting to see where my (f)Market Bag differs from her pattern … now just to wait for it to arrive.

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