Thursday, June 13, 2013

The Tammy Bag, My Turn! Two Bags of Gold!

Good Morning!
 
Welcome to Day 2 on the Tammy Bag Blog Hop!
Samm, this is such a wonderful pattern, thank you so much for letting me participate!
 
 
When I saw Samm's posting about why she designed the bag, to find her scissors, of course, and then the pictures, why I had to make one too!  When you sew and quilt, including hand sewing, for me, needleturn applique, a Tammy Bag is a must have accessory!
 
So, I purchased 2 handle sets from The Bag Lady, or Man, in my case, that is whom I spoke with to ensure I was getting the correct set of handles.  Then I started one bag, and decided, well of course, I needed to make 2!  My favorite things about the bags are their size, very easy to put into a tote bag, take into the car and the easy to access pockets, both inside and out!
 
While in the San Francisco area a few years ago, I found a set of half yard bundles, in a very pretty yellow, gold, peach colour grouping, and when I was looking through my stash for the right fabrics to match my gold coloured handles, I knew I had the right grouping.
 
So, without any further ado, here are my 2 bags!  Yes, my photography skills are terrible!
 
You will notice one is a little different from the other. 
 
This is the first one I made.  I had a lot of pulling and tugging to get the rounded edge into the square handle.  So I thought, with the next one, I would adjust the top edge to avoid the rounded edge into the square handle.  I know, sounds a lot like a round peg into a square hole!
 
Today, when I was looking at the other bags and postings, I realize I must have purchased the wrong handles!  Everyone else seemed to have the rounded handle, not the square ones like I have.  Oh, well, I think they look great!
 
They hold so much too!  For me, 2 sets of applique projects.
 
 
I added white, thin ric rac and a large gold button to match, to attach my scissors to, as Samm gives this as an option in her pattern for purchase.  I'm not sure if you can see the scissors in the front pocket.  You will also notice the upper edges attached into the handles seems to stand up straight.  I altered the pattern by adding these pieces so they would fit easily into the square handle frame, but unfortunately now, it is harder to get into the bag, despite the generous opening Samm designed into the pattern.  As well, this bag is made with a firmer fusible interfacing, so it helps it to stand up more.
 
 
This one also has an applique project, a needle case, some thread and my camera!
 
 
This is the first bag I made and doesn't have the lace on the outside pocket, and the pockets are a little different on the inside.  This one is made with the fusible fleece, so I think that is why it is softer. 
 This one has a small cushion I use to wrap up my applique background, prevents wrinkling and a fold.  You can see my project. it is approximately 18 x 24 inches, plus my thread.  I made a small ruffle with some hemming lace (I used this stuff when I was making my own clothes, for my hems, so they laid flat and protected the unfinished edge).   My scissors are in the outside pocket, again attached to the thin white ric rac and the large gold button!
 
 
 
Hey, I have 2 bags of Gold! 
 
Yesterday, there were several clever ladies who made matching needle cases, pin cushions, small bags for change, an electronic gadget case, etc.  I will see what I can put together from my leftover fabrics and add to the bag later!
 
Sorry, no giveaway this time around. 
 
This is the list of the other Tammy Bags for today! 
Be sure to drop by and say Hi!

Les (Yup, that's me!)

Have a great day!  Take care, Leslie

57 comments:

  1. Wonderful Tammy Bag - Enjoy the hop :)

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  2. I love both of your bags. The colors are quet but definately happy!

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  3. Amazing how the look changes. Both are lovely!

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  4. You're golden bags are lovely!
    I thought about a round handle too, but already had the square ones. Well, we managed, didn't we? ;)

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  5. Beautiful spring colors for your Tammy bags! Thank you for sharing.

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  6. Great Tammy bags! I like them both!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  7. Great Tammy bags! I like them both!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  8. Think you did great. And the handles look exactly right!
    Good luck with your additional work. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. Your bags are beautiful! That fabric is so pretty.

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  10. So cute your bag. Thanks for sharing.
    Frederika

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  11. Les, I love your Tammy's, they look like two quilters, they may differ from appearance but they love the same things: fabric, spools of thread and patterns, nice pointed scissors.... I think the sides of your clasps are longer than the ones used by other bloghoppers.
    Thanks for sharing your creativity!

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  12. Your bags are lovely and very feminine....

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  13. Your 2 bags of gold are gorgeous!

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  14. Very nice! I'm amazed at how much they hold!

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  15. Your bags are pretty nice ,love them.Thanks for sharing!

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  16. Rosemary B here:
    I love the yellow fabrics!
    They turned out beautiful.
    Taking the photos outside around 7:00 pm in the shade will produce great examples. You should try it.
    Thank you for sharing you lovely bags

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  17. You had the right handles and they look perfect on your cute little bags. I used the silver handles, but those gold ones are nice with that beautiful fabric. Thanks for hopping with us! ;O)

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  18. Your two bags turned out pretty Les, great job !

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  19. Love your bags of gold. Perfect to hold your golden projects.

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  20. Very sweet! Thanks for sharing ... :) Pat

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  21. Your bags are so pretty! I know you'll enjoy them!!

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  22. love your yellow bags thanks for sharing

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  23. Hi Leslie...great uses for your bag and I am such a butter cream colour kind of girl..

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  24. How lovely, Leslie! I used the squared off clasp on mine and it did seem to take a bit of molding but I was wishing I had lessened the bulk at the seam allowances first. I love the experimentation you did as that provides some hints for when we try again.

    Amazing what all these cutie bags will hold!

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  25. They look lovely. I can't believe how much they hold.

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  26. I have the same clasp as you. I also thought it was tough getting the corners in the top. I think yours are both lovely!

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  27. I think your 2 bags of gold are wonderful :)

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  28. Everyone needs at least one bag of gold, lucky you have two! So pretty! Thanks for sharing!

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  29. Love your gold bags....really cute! blessings, marlene

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  30. I like what you did with your bags. And a giveaway is NOT always needed. Winning is fun, but I like seeing what people do with the same pattern.

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  31. Fantastic bags! Weren't these fun to make?!? Great job, and don't feel bad about not having a giveaway. That's not what this is about. I'm happy to see all the wonderful creations!

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  32. wow one could put a wealth of goodies in this bag. I like the square handles and San Francisco!

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  33. Your bags of gold are fantastic. Thanks for sharing

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  34. Wonderful job. Pretty in peach.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  35. Pretty yellow bags. Thank for sharing!

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  36. I think your Tammy bags turned out just perfect, beautiful fabrics too.
    Thanks for sharing!
    Bente

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  37. The bags are beautiful with those fabrics and embellishments!

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  38. Pretty bags ... perfect summer color.

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  39. Your bags are just lovely and very elegant. They look very ambitous!1 Nice job, thanks for sharing.
    cheers
    maggie
    maggiemine42@gmail.com

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  40. Very lovely bags and the fabric is beautiful , I love the fact you can put so much in them.

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  41. Wow...you certainly know how to pack a LOT! Your bags are wonderful...and your 'frames' perfect (I used the rounded one because I 'had' it...but dear Madame did show the straight)...Great job!

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  42. Sweet bags! Love your colors. Jane

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  43. Cute, cute bags. Love their colors. They are great bags for carrying those projects.

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  44. So elegant looking! You will be the belle of the ball!

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  46. Lovely bags - think that attaching the scissors is a marvelous idea.

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  47. Les...lovely bags of gold...sEw feminine and soft!! Thanks for participating and inspiring us with your creativity, great job!! Happy stitching, Pauline

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  48. Your bags are both grrrrreat!!! Very cooool!!

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