Friday, July 27, 2012

The Choose Your Own Bag Adventure Sew-Along


Hear Ye, Hear Ye! It's time to sign up to the next sew-along.

I decided to make this one a 'Choose Your Own Adventure' type sew-along as I'm quite particular when it comes to bags. I probably have around twenty, and they all suit me in different ways. I'm a bit like Goldilocks and the Three Bears. I have to choose the right bag to suit the right occasion.

I'm aiming to make at least two bags during the month. I desperately need a new Baguette, and a new Backpack Bag (I'm going to base it on the one in Nikki's You Sew Girl book but just make it larger).

If you're looking for a pattern, I have a whole shop full of gorgeous You Sew Girl Bag Patterns, but you can sign up and make any bag your heart desires!


I used my Illustrator practice (combined with a bit of Photoshop) to make a button. You can right click and save it (it's 200px), or use the code:




<a href="http://curlypops.blogspot.com/2012/07/the-choose-your-own-bag-adventure-sew.html"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8288/7655603570_c1543e5a32_o.jpg">

Here's the sign up list:







Don't forget to upload photos to the Flickr Group once your bag is finished so that we can all see the beautiful new creations!


Flickr Group


11 comments:

thornberry said...

I'm in! I've had a Mod bag cut out for a couple of months (so long that I can't quite remember what variation I was intending to sew) and this is the perfect incentive. Thank you!

Amy Grant said...

yay! I am going to make a camera bag - slightly ambitious but I am on handbag ban...

bec said...

I'm in like Flynn! Might make one or two for the present stash (which I may then steal haha)

Melissa G said...

I've been watching your sew along projects for a little while and have thought this a wonderful thing. I just might do this one. I'll have a think about the sort of bag I want - maybe a tote, or a little hand bag...

Margaret said...

As if I want another bag, but it's Olympic Fever and let's all get in and have a go. p.s. I am off to your cafe with the fairy floss and popping corn next Friday, looking forward to the meal.

Megan said...

After my complete failure at the skirt sew along I'm determined to get through this one! I'm going to find the easiest bag pattern possible in an over the shoulder type style and have a go.

Tas said...

You gave me 2 chances ie 2 whole months) with the skirt sewalong and I got an "F". Even already hadone cut out and still didn't get it sewn up.

But I need a cross body bag for my up and coming overseas adventure so I am in. Hmmmmm. Should I officially sign up or wait till I actually know that I am going to pass this time? ;)

Fiona said...

I want to join in ... just can't. Will be watching to see what you're all making from the sidelines.

Amanda said...

I actually started a Nikki bag on the weekend just up to making it pretty it will be for a gift so I have to finish it. And iSight nonstop at one bag. Have just done a class with Nikki so I am all inspired

Cath said...

After inspiration from Lara, Karen and Cass, here is my perfect push to make Nikki's satchel as the Mr has a birthday in Sept...had all the required elements for 6 months...going to dig it all out tonight! Thanks Cam!

~Beth D. said...

Awesome! I wish I'd seen this sooner. I am super busy this month, but I will do my own little sew along next month by myself.

I didn't see a date that this closes. Am I blind? This is such a great idea!! Thanks for hosting!