scrappy patchwork bag

I have carried on experimenting with patchwork bags. I really like this rich purple fabric and the way it makes the bright patchwork squares pop. I made it bigger and think it’s like the three bears’ chairs…baby bear’s was too small and now daddy bear’s is a bit too big, will see if mummy bear’s is just right.

patchwork bag with purple border
patchwork bag with purple border

I used a contrasting turquoise thread, as I love the colour against the purple.

patchwork brights
patchwork brights

The rose is made from wide ribbon and is attached to a brooch clasp, so it can be detached from the bag and worn on a jacket.

patchwork bag detail
patchwork bag detail

I will photograph the steps next time I make a patchwork bag like this and share it here as a tutorial.

5 thoughts on “scrappy patchwork bag

  1. Irene June 16, 2013 / 20:57

    I love the colours! They really make me smile!

    • deereyme June 16, 2013 / 22:05

      Thank you Irene – I confess, they make me smile too.

  2. Forestwoodfolkart June 17, 2013 / 08:17

    ooh love this. I would never have thought about combining those prints with purple, but it really works!!!

    • deereyme June 17, 2013 / 08:23

      Thanks – I added the border really to make it easier for anyone new to patchworking (no need to match up seams on front and back so carefully), as I want to put together a tutorial, but I am so pleased with the combination of colours. I may be a bit odd, but I associate people I know with colours too, so this bag has a border of Karen (with a touch of Tracey) and the brights in the centre are pure Laura.

      • Forestwoodfolkart June 17, 2013 / 08:34

        What a lovely idea to name the fabric with friends. They do inspire one to choose certain colours. 🙂

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