Something else for me
October 16, 2007
I took wool left over from the scarf making marathon of last winter and cut it into squares.
I sewed it up with a pale pink cotton lining and some flannel as an interlining.
Added some handles and...ta da! My new bag.
The other side is different, but uses some of the same fabrics. Greens, black, browns, pinks and some gray - I think it'll go with just about anything. It looks great with my Juliet.
My favorite part is the inside pocket. I adore that ribbon.
I love the pocket too! Great bag.
Posted by: Mary Beth | October 16, 2007 at 07:26 AM
love it! and so perfect for fall.
Posted by: julia | October 16, 2007 at 08:21 AM
i adore the whole thing.
everytime you look inside ... you will smile.
Posted by: leslie | October 16, 2007 at 08:57 AM
I am a sucker for pale pink and wool...so this is a real beauty!! Nice work.
Posted by: Libby | October 16, 2007 at 09:28 AM
ooooh, that's really cute!
Posted by: Courtney | October 16, 2007 at 09:29 AM
Posted by: LauraJ | October 16, 2007 at 09:32 AM
yay! way cute, erin!
Posted by: kirsten | October 16, 2007 at 09:33 AM
just beautiful, erin!
Posted by: meg | October 16, 2007 at 09:37 AM
Very Nice. Very fallish!
Posted by: Ann | October 16, 2007 at 09:37 AM
i love it !
the colors and the texture of the wool...great job.
Posted by: karen (toronto) | October 16, 2007 at 09:39 AM
that is just beautiful, I love those woolens!
Posted by: Blair | October 16, 2007 at 09:40 AM
Lovely bag! I am just loving wool right now, and the teexture of tweed.
Posted by: Tracy | October 16, 2007 at 09:47 AM
Wow it looks absolutely lovely!
Posted by: Chara Michele | October 16, 2007 at 09:55 AM
how great is that? lovely, just lovely!
Posted by: beki | October 16, 2007 at 10:01 AM
What a great bag for Fall! So nice that you find the time to make things just for you! I need to find such time! Your Juliet is just beautiful too! I agree completely...that bag will go with it and most likely with just about anything you pair it up to! I love that little ribbon detail too...I always forget to add those tiny little touches at times.
Posted by: Amy | October 16, 2007 at 10:21 AM
A fall bag! Wonderful! And, yes it will go perfectly with Juliet.
Posted by: Anina | October 16, 2007 at 10:22 AM
It's a beautiful bag, Erin. I love how your repurposed all of those scraps. You have now given me justification for never getting rid of them.
Posted by: Sarah Jackson | October 16, 2007 at 10:25 AM
Posted by: Dawn | October 16, 2007 at 10:31 AM
Too cute! I love it!
Posted by: Ashley | October 16, 2007 at 10:32 AM
Oh my! That's lovely, Erin. Collecting random bits of wool just moved to the top of my to-do list.
Posted by: Sarah | October 16, 2007 at 10:35 AM
OK, can i tell you how much i LOVE it??? i bought a TON of wool at our church sale....i want to make this! i am kicking myself for the wools i left behind!
Such a great bag!!
Posted by: leslie | October 16, 2007 at 10:38 AM
What a GREAT bag!
Posted by: Sarah | October 16, 2007 at 10:58 AM
What a beautiful bag! The color scheme really reminds me of a Coach bag that I saw last year. Except this one was probably cheaper to make and way cooler because you made it. :)
Posted by: sara | October 16, 2007 at 11:43 AM
I ADORE this! Wow! It's not complicated, but it's perfect. I LOVE it.
Posted by: Grace | October 16, 2007 at 12:03 PM
beautiful!! i love that ribbon!
(and it is so good that you are making things for you...)
Posted by: liz elayne | October 16, 2007 at 12:29 PM
oooh! i recognize some of that fabric! now that it's getting chilly, i get to dig it out of storage & start to wear your creation of last years scarf making marathon!
Posted by: suzanne | October 16, 2007 at 12:30 PM
seriously girl! you are amazing!!!!!!
Posted by: jennifer at pink ric rac | October 16, 2007 at 12:48 PM
Oh how I luv this. Sooo cute. Thanks for sharing. Luv the ribbon too.
Posted by: Norma | October 16, 2007 at 01:25 PM
Erin it is a perfect fall bag. It's beautiful.
Posted by: erin s | October 16, 2007 at 01:27 PM
Hey Erin! J'adore le sac! C'est très joli!
Seriously, am inspired to dig up my thrifted wool coats from last year and make one! Enjoy it!
Posted by: lucy | October 16, 2007 at 01:48 PM
i too am filled with adoration for this bag!! i love the woolen patchwork - perfect, perfect for the coming season!
Posted by: cloth.paper.string | October 16, 2007 at 01:57 PM
It's beautiful!! The colours are just great and I love the lining!! Most delicious!!
Posted by: Di | October 16, 2007 at 03:25 PM
so cute! I adore that ribbon too!
Posted by: Katie | October 16, 2007 at 03:42 PM
Oh, I love the wools and the colors you chose. So nice.
Posted by: supa | October 16, 2007 at 03:51 PM
Great re-use of fabrics + i love the little trim on the inside. :)
Posted by: laurie | October 16, 2007 at 04:50 PM
What a lovely bag and better still you are keeping it for yourself.
Posted by: Dragonfly-Crafts (Fiona) | October 16, 2007 at 05:50 PM
You are just something else, Erin. Sorceress Seamstress with her enchanted machine :-)
Posted by: Stefani | October 16, 2007 at 05:57 PM
Great Bag! Perfect for fall- my favorite time of year!
Posted by: Kim | October 16, 2007 at 06:52 PM
very nice, erin. it looks great! I like the touches of pink in the mix.
Posted by: amandajean | October 16, 2007 at 09:21 PM
i love the bag and selfish sewing is ever so rewarding!
Posted by: heidi | October 16, 2007 at 09:23 PM
I cut out a bag for me ages ago and haven't been back to sew it up. You've inspired me to pull it out and get on with it! Lovely bag and cute ribbon!
Posted by: Louise | October 16, 2007 at 10:11 PM
Oh, how pretty! I love the pink/rose wools you used! I hope you don't mind but I think I'm going to start collecting some wools to make a bag like yours. I think I know some college age girls in my family who would love to have a bag like this, and me too! Thrift store here I come! :)
Posted by: Mary Jane | October 16, 2007 at 11:31 PM
I LOVE it!!!
Posted by: celine | October 17, 2007 at 02:32 AM
Posted by: suzie sews | October 17, 2007 at 05:10 AM
What a great bag for fall!
Posted by: julie | October 17, 2007 at 07:57 AM
WOW! It looks sooo good!!
Posted by: stephanie Dosreis | October 17, 2007 at 08:43 AM
I love it what a great idea Perfect for this time of year
Posted by: Jennifer | October 17, 2007 at 09:51 AM
Posted by: Sonya | October 17, 2007 at 12:32 PM
i love that bag, very fall like. how neat to walk around town wrapped up in handmade items! I love it!
p.s. I am doing my first give away on my blog if you are interested in some jewelry! Too much fun!
Posted by: katie | October 17, 2007 at 02:23 PM
it is so pretty! perfect for fall and winter =)
Posted by: Heather Wilson | October 17, 2007 at 03:44 PM