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A Bag Or More.

Posted on | May 7, 2014 | 15 Comments

Bags seem to be the theme this week.

One of our grandies loves construction equipment so of course I could not walk past this fabric when I saw it.

I only needed 30 cm to make these two little tote bags for him to carry around his toy trucks and tractors.

Sunburnt Quilts - Toy Bags


The other bag I have been working on is a Tammy bag. They were popping up everywhere last year on blogs.

Last Christmas I was given a Tammy bag, but also received a pattern and purse frame so I could make my own.  Well, here it is.

Sunburnt Quilts - Tammy Bag

I used the lime green in the trim and the lining.

Sunburnt Quilts - Tammy Bag

They are amazing bags for storing sewing notions or projects.

Here is the lovely one I received as a gift. It is gorgeous.

Sunburnt Quilts - Tammy Bag

Have a look at these two blogs to see some lovely Tammy bags.

Pauline at QuiltnQueen.

Sew We Quilt.

Winter has decided to arrive here early and we are having some cold and wet days. I started digging out scarves, hats and gloves. And I definitely needed them when we went to the Lake Goldsmith Steam Rally on the weekend.  It was very cold and the rain made it muddy as well. But it was worth it to see these amazing machines.


Have a great week.

Cheers, Karen


15 Responses to A Bag Or More.

  • Pauline says:

    OMG Karen…I am so out of touch with blogland. There are days I don’t even turn on the computer. I do have to get back to blogging. Awesome job on your Tammy bag…love your color combination. How was it putting the handle on? When I was making my first one I told myself it would be the one and only Tammy bag it will make. It took me about 6 hours to put the handle on the first one….now I can do it in about an hour. I’ve thought of a few tricks….I use a lot of saftey pins to pin the handle on before I start stitching and I use a needle puller to help pull the needles through the holes on the frame. I didn’t listen to myself and I have made quite a few more for gifts, donations and giveaways. Happy stitching, Pauline

  • Joan says:

    Adorable fabrics for a little ones tote bag. Having boys myself, I so remember stepping on those little cars in the middle of the night. LOL!! Not that my boys would likely have actually put their cars away, but with a tote as cute as that who knows! Are those lemons on your tree! Yummmmm Oh and Madame Samm would be so delighted to see her Tammy bags. They really are kind of fun to make aren’t they?

  • Fiona says:

    I love those old machines too…. such character…. gorgeous totes and purses… we’ll be calling you the bag lady!

  • Great bags and such a neat idea for their cars and trucks. The Tammy bags are lovely too.

  • Bev C says:

    Hello Karen,

    Oh the boy Grandies will love those little Matchbox bags. I noticed you have nearly ripe lemons too.
    The steam engines are wonderful, it is lovely seeing them looked after and shown to everyone.

    Happy days.

  • Great bags, and really cool fabric. I’m sure your little guy loves them!

  • Christine M says:

    That fabric is certainly great for your tote bags. Perfect for all those cars and trucks. Your Tammy bag looks wonderful. Great job, Karen.

  • peg says:

    You have been busy….those bags are just so cute and those purses, they are gorgeous…

  • Linda King says:

    I’m sure your grandson will have a lot of fun with his “bags.” The Steam Rally looks interesting! To bad about the weather but I guess it is that time of year.

  • Your post definitely makes me want to make a bag! One of these days… until then I’ll admire yours. Wonderful!

  • Kelly says:

    How adorable are those bags!

  • Cheryl says:

    Such gorgeous bags you’ve been making Karen

  • marina says:

    very fun little bags for your grandie and those purses are gorgeous!
    The steam rally looks like it was great to watch.

  • Shez says:

    Hi Karen,love the bags for your grandies,they are very cute and absolutely love your Tammy bag,what a great idea,you sure have been busy,hope you have a lovely evening.xx

  • Rachaeldaisy says:

    That’s a great bag for carrying trucks and cars! I’d never heard of a Tammy bag but they are so wonderful! We went to a steam show in NSW recently. Those steam engines are amazing!


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