Saturday, April 28, 2012

A Walk in the Woods

 Seriously, this fabric is too cute.  In cutting, I accidentally mostly omitted the little foxes which is a shame, only catching a few tails on the side seams, but a happy accident was that little red riding hood wound up front and center!


This is the "Snack Size" version of Jeni's lined drawstring bag pattern.  The pattern includes eight size versions, as well as instructions for making a custom size bag.  Totally worth the $6.50, I think.  There is also a free tutorial on her blog for a version that finishes at 10" tall.  The Snack Size, pictured above, finishes at 8" tall.


Very cute little mushrooms, no?  All three fabrics used are from the "A Walk in the Woods" line by Aneela Hoey.  This little bag is going to my 2yr old niece, and I thought this fabric was perfect for a sweet little girl!


The bag finishes with a fair bit of space between the drawstring casing and the top of the bag, which forms this nice little ruffle when closed.  Love it!  For the drawstrings on this one I followed the instructions in the pattern for making them out of fabric.  It worked pretty well, but next time (as I'm sure there will be a next time!) I will use regular ribbon or twill tape for the ties, just so there is a little less bulk having to pass through the casing.  Otherwise, this pattern is great and now that I have made a few {mini version here}, it's very easy and intuitive.  I highly recommend it!

Linking up with:
Sew Darn Crafty @ Sew Many Ways
Sew Modern Monday @ Canoe Ridge Creations
Fabric Tuesday @ Quilt Story

19 comments:

Cheree @ The Morning Latte said...

Cute cute bag! I have 3 charm packs of this fabric--can't wait to get busy on something with them!

Debbie said...

I thought you'd enjoy this pattern - addicting, no? Love how nicely you placed 'Red' - very darling!

Jenelle said...

Ah! This is so cute. :) The cutting seemed to work out really well! I can't believe that you didn't spend tons of time lining this up perfectly. I might need to buy this pattern now lol!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Adorable!! The prints looks so great :)

Patchwork and Play said...

What a sweet little bag! A perfect use for that fabric!

Toni said...

Very cute! I'm sure your niece will love it!

Katie B. said...

This is too cute! Little Red is just perfect there on the front.

Kate said...

Oh my GOODNESS that bag is adorable! I really want to cut into my Walk in the Woods. Love the way Red is front and center!

Poppyprint said...

I keep telling myself I have to make these bags! You're right, Aneela's fabric is just too cute. I'll keep your suggestion in mind to use twill tape.

Holly said...

What a sweet little bag for your niece! I'm sure she'll love how Little Red is placed right in the middle!

Sally said...

This version turned out adorable! I made some of these bags for a couple friends at Christmas time and they loved them! I'm sure your niece will love this one!

Chelsea said...

Such a cute bag and such precise work. Your niece will love it!

Megan said...

What a cute bag! I love how you fussy cut the red riding hood print.

Alli said...

I think the way your fussy cut ended up is perfect! Your bag is adorable! :)

Rachel said...

I just about died from the sheer cuteness of this bag!

Beth said...

Oh, the bag looks so adorable with the little red riding hood on the front - just perfect!

Alisha @ Crafty Brooklyn Army Wife said...

This is adorable!! I am stopping by from Canoe Ridge Creations linky party and your newest follower.

Here is what I shared this week: http://craftybrooklynarmywife.blogspot.ca/2012/04/another-coat-for-holly.html

Shontelle said...

Gorgeous bag! I love the combination of colours you chose.

Happy Turtle said...

Love it!
Carol