Friday, April 29, 2011

Birthday Bag

I'm a member of Sweetwater's Label Crew. That means I get a project pattern with cute coordinating iron on labels once a month. One of the months was this Birthday Bag. I ordered their fabric kit (very reasonably priced... $6?) from their Etsy site so I could put it all together. I wouldn't have needed the kit if I had enough of their Sunkissed Fabric but I just have a few yards of a few different prints and one charm pack that I can't part with. =)  The project labels coordinate with their current fabric lines as you can see from the Birthday label on the bag tag.  I still have three more birthday tags left and each are different.

I started the bag late last night and finished it up this afternoon. I did a few things different from the pattern... I added lightweight interfacing to the handles and I added a covered peltex bottom insert to help the bag stand up.