One of the items that I made for myself before heading off to Quilt Market this past May was a Liberty Bag. I didn’t really have a nice handmade by me bag and I knew I wanted something roomy to carry all my goods in.
I shared my bag making progress over on Instagram, but I realized that I hadn’t shared over here!
I made the petals using HeatnBond lite (my go to fusible) and a wonderful stack of Liberty Fabrics. I like using Liberty Fabrics where small bits of fabric are needed so I can stretch them further.
I didn’t really have a pattern for my bag although I started with this Moda Bake Shop pattern initially. I mostly used the tutorial for the basic construction technique. My bag is larger and of course pieced differently and appliqued. And, I made the handles longer so I can wear it cross body if I want to.
I machine appliqued using a 50 wt. Gutermann thread and also machine quilted using a 50 wt. Gutermann thread.
Picked up a nifty big button from my LQS to finish off the bag. It’s roomy, durable, and has come in handy for more than just at Quilt Market.