Monday, March 30, 2009

Selvage bag finished!

I started saving selvages awhile back as I was intrigued by the look of the projects I saw being made with them. One day when I felt like sewing, but wasn't sure what I wanted to sew, I started sewing selvages together to make a large rectangle, thinking that I would eventually make a simple tote bag.

I was hooked and now first selvage project is finished and I love it. It is sort of addicting....and you have to admit, the patterns the words and dots make is really interesting too, as well as the flashes of color.
Here is the back. I'm glad that I quilted it, as it adds body and a nice touch of design to it as well.
See...I already have it full of the money I saved by sewing with selvages!!!

UPDATE: This is the bag I take when I go to quilt shops and shows...and it always gets a few comments from other quilters because of the selvages used. I still love it!

21 comments:

Exuberant Color said...

It is gorgeous and I love the money fabric lining! I think I will have to make one of these now that I have seen them on 2 blogs.

Julianne's Machine Quilting said...

I love it.

Eileen said...

Ha! I thought it was real money at first!
Well that turned out great. What a fun bag to carry!

tirane93 said...

that turned out so cute and your choice for lining fabric is terrific!

Fiesta said...

wow, wow! Will money appear in mine if I make one too?

Millie said...

WOW! I love, Love, LOVE the money fabric lining! What a terrific bag. I have to make one for my mother, and you have given me some ideas to make it different than my first two!

Thanks!
Lynne

Purple and Paisley said...

it's wonderful! good job! love the money lining...what a great idea! ☺

Home of Creative Treasures said...

Wow I love the bag and what a great idea! :D

Kate/Massachusetts said...

Jean, I LOVE this bag! What a beauty! It is fascinating to look at each strip and see what is on it! Great job!

Now, with the money you saved, perhaps you should take your daughter out to lunch so she can show off her new bag!

Heather said...

Jean, this is just fantastic! I love it! You just keep finding new ways to inspire me. lol

Susan said...

I love,love, LOVE it and the lining fabric is perfect! Will you be moving on to the matching accessories next?

Selvage Quilter said...

I thought it was real money too! This bag is really nice!
Karen

Julie said...

What a fun bag! I'll bet you get lots of comments on that one from people who sew.

Julie Bagamary said...

Cute selvage project. I have several pieces of selvage saved...mostly words though.

Judi said...

I LOVE the bag. What a wonderful way to use the selvages. The lineing is a great idea to.

Cornfield Quilter said...

What a cool bag! Love the money fabric, it sure looks real! I bet you get alot of fun comments when you carry it. :D

Stephanie said...

LOVE it.

Barb said...

How cute and clever is that??? I love it!!

Sharon said...

Very fun bag! The money fabric is just too cute! That will get lots of comments from people, whether they sew or not!

Quilter Kathy said...

That is sooo cool!
Love the lining fabric too!

Valerie Reynolds said...

This is fantastic! Love the money lining...yes a very fun bag!!Thanks for sharing at Tuesday Archives...it's perfect for our selvage theme!