Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Fruitful Pleasures for Riley Blake

One month and two weeks till Christmas guys! Christmas present making is in full swing in my sewing corner (I'm getting my sewing room back in 2 weeks yay, but more on that later!). For this present project, I made a bag. I made a bag! I haven't made a bag in 2 1/2 years because of my twins. I had the opportunity to sew using these bright, pretty florals called Fruitful Pleasures by Lila Tueller for Riley Blake Designs

This fabric line is just stunning. I love love love how bright and pretty it is. The fig print is beautifully done and goes so well with the all the floral prints. 

If you follow me (or if you don't), I use to make a ton of bags pre-twinning days. This was and still is my favorite thing to sew if time allows me. I based this bag on a scaled down version of the diaper bag I made a couple of years ago using Strawberry Biscuit fabric. 

Here's what I made:

Fruitful Pleasures handmade handbag


Fruitful Pleasure handmade handbag

Outer pocket details

Zipper and side details

Inside of bag

Back of bag

I used pellon bag interfacing and quilted all the pieces. I have had a huge roll of this for awhile and I love working with this for bag. It gives it a nice shape and make the bag sturdy.

I made the handles myself. I was contemplating using cotton webbing, but my supply is somewhere buried in a box in my garage as I'm in the process of moving. I used the same pellon bag interfacing.
I cut a 2 inch long strip of interfacing and a 2 1/2 wide piece of fabric. I wrapped it around the interfacing and basted the sides.

Then if folded the two sides into the middle and blind stitched it together.

I turned it over and sewed the side edges to give it a finished look. Voila..handmade handles!

Handmade handle

Fruitful Pleasures by Lila Tueller for Riley Blake Designs

Thanks for stopping by! Onto the next present!



  1. Is there a pattern for this cute bag?

    1. Hi Johanna,
      It's my own pattern. I just measured, used a small plate for the curves, and prayed it all worked lol. I will have patterns ready by beginning of next year. Thanks!

  2. Love this - I'm having some laminated and looking forward to making a bag like this for my computer