Thursday, October 2, 2014


I know I have posted a pic of my latest Buckle Bag on my Around The World Blog post,  but I just wanted to show you a few more pics and explain about my process.  I love the Venetian material and it could have been matched with black or even grey or gold.  I am more of a vibrant contrast girl, so I went with the bright red with black buckle.

Its a favorite pattern of mine by Leesa Chandler and it comes together very easily.  This time I used a bag wadding to give it more strength and its able to stand up all on its own (my others just collapsed on themselves)

Close up of Quilting
 I quilted the front, bag and sides using a triple straight stitch in a 2" diagonal diamond pattern.  Took a while to do the quilting but I used my quilting guide on the walking foot so I didn't have to measure all those lines.

Reverse with pocket
There is a large pocket across the back which is lined in the solid red material and another two pockets on the inside.  I even put a magnetic stud on the inside to hold the bag closed.

Inside view
Each time I make a bag, I learn something new to improve it.  I think I should have it perfect the next time.  This time I made my own handles rather than use solid pre-made ones and I think I like mine better.


Christine Barnsley said...

Hello Dawn! I love your bag!! The choice of fabrics is lovely and the quilting adds great texture! Have a lovely weekend! :) x

Anonymous said...

Hi Dawn wow this bag is gorgeous,you are very clever,hope you have a lovely weekend my friend.xx

Linda said...

I do love this bag. The fabric is so pretty.

Why have I never thought to do diamond quilting? It will be the perfect quilting for the quilt I need to finish!

Cheryll said...

Love that bag and the colour is gorgeous. The quilting sets it off too. Nice having your company at FNWF too

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