Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Jane Market Bag

I recently purchased Alicia Paulson's Jane Market Bag pattern. This was the first project I've ever sewn from a pattern before. Sure I've sewn a quilt and tablecloths, but I've always just kind of made things up as I went along. I have been wanting to practice sewing and when Alicia posted about her Jane Market Bag on her blog, I knew I just had to make my own.

I used fabric that I had taken from my mother's stash a couple of years back when I sewed my first quilt. I won the handwriting fabric through a giveaway on The Black Apple blog some time ago.

Unfortunately the fabric I used was a bit too small for the project. I had to shorten the bag and the straps by a couple of inches.

I love the result and I cannot wait to make more of these adorable market bags. Living right next to Kroger, the hubby and I make quick trips to the store all the time and I am getting tired of the plastic bags piling up around my kitchen. I hope to get a few more of these made so that I can forever avoid plastic bags.


  1. beautiful! Plastic bags are horrid! I wish i remembered re-usable bags every time i went shopping. It's just not drilled into my head yet!
    This is gorgeous! You should have a go at making an item of clothing next if this was your first pattern! Its definatley not as hard as it seems! Well done! xx

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  3. Oh wow!! That is such a great idea to sew your own. You are so crafty Amy. I guess my only fear would be that my novice seamstress skills might leave me with a bag that is a little less than durable but hey if I don't try I can't ever get better right!?

    I bet you could stick a few of these in your esty store if you were up to it. They'd sell like hotcakes :)

    Thanks for the great info.


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