Because the weather is getting much nicer, I thought it would be the right time for me to make my own Sophie beach bag, (if you want to purchase a pattern it is available in our shop). I think the “Milk Sugar & Flower by Elea Lutz” is so cute that I thought I should use it for my new bag. I am also using a Moda Crossweave for the solid, it is sort of greenish gray! I think it goes perfectly with this fabric!
I quilted straight rows along the lines of the pin wheels without having to quilt each pin wheel individually. It is really simple and goes much faster. Not all my seams lined up perfectly but I am okay with that.
This is the whole outside of the bag completely sewn together. I am still working on quilting it, I am going to sew some lines on each panel vertically. That will give it the quilted look as well as hold the layers together. I forgot to mention that I used fusible fleece for this bag. Super easy to work with. It just requires a damp pressing cloth and then hold for 15 sec. Quick and easy.
These two last prints are what I will be using for the lining and the handles. The white for the lining and the green for the handles. I don’t want to use something too light for the handles as they get a lot of use. Plus I think those little kitties and bunnies and flowers are so cute!!
Thank you for coming to see what I am sewing these days!! Trying to stay focused is getting a little more difficult since it is mostly sunny outside. I should finish this up so the next time I have an opportunity to go on a little trip it is all ready to take with me. Enjoy your day!!