I'm Janimal, happily gainfully employed Momma to a sweet girl. Livin' it up in Atlanta with a great husband and a good job. Sometimes I make stuff and here's my spot to show it off! Life is good, so I'm sharing....

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Superstyle Bag Swap

I recently signed up for the SuperStyle Bag Swap from the Sew Mama Sew blog. All the participants were assigned a partner and told to make the other a bag by October 25th.

(It's pretty groovy to me that a bunch of total strangers can get together and decide on an honor system swap thingy like this.)

Here's the bag I made! Fabric is Innocent Crush Woodcut in Passion by Anna Maria Horner for the outside.

My original plan was to tackle a more complicated bag - but I needed to be realistic about the amount of time I would have to sew before the deadline. I bought the larger sized Buttercup Bag pattern from Made by Rae (the small version of the pattern is available for free HERE)

The lining is Willow Wren in Chartreuse by Alexander Henry.

My partner mentioned liking some owl print fabric that is in my stash. So I decided to pop some of it in the box with the purse as a little surprise!

Want to be inspired to make a bag?

The FlickR group for the bags is here

Fabrics for the purse were purchased at Whipstitch Fabrics. (I went to the local store but you can also buy from them online HERE. Excellent quality, beautiful fabrics, and nice people.)

I totally dig the whole SWAP idea. I want to do another one - so maybe I'll come up with one to coordinate myself. The question is, what to swap? I think a sewn toy swap might be fun....hmmmmmmmmmm.....suggestions?!?


make it wear it


  1. WOW! your bag is so so pretty, I'm sure the person getting it would love it!

    What a neat idea. I so wish I could make bags, it's on my 'learn to do' list.

  2. I have never heard of a swap of goods before...very neat! And I love the fabrics and the pattern you chose for the swap...I'd love to see what you recieved!

    Thanks for stopping by Sew Super Sweet, I apprecaite the visit and ths comment on my Sling Bag!

    Happy Monday!


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