Hello! I hope the New Year brings much needed joy and happiness to you as we so need that right now. Here is my first project for the year - Envelope Patchwork Bag using the lovely Gingham Gardens by My Minds Eye for Riley Blake Designs. This line is so much prettiness with florals, text, and gingham of course. I absolutely love the charcoal/black colors used, as I normally don't gravitate to this color. It's a nice change and makes all the pretty colors in the florarls pop!
I used my Envelope Pocket design (if you've been following me I first made this design with my Versatile Envelope Pouch ). I thought it would be perfect for a front bag design. The pocket has two layers of pockets because of the envelope design. Perfect to throw your phone or mask for easy access. I designed a patchwork palette for the back to showcase all the pretty prints. I hand quilted the patchwork using crossmarks at each meeting point. Right now, I'm loving drawstring closures. It's easy and practical so I added this to the top. I finished it off with black leather handles to make it sturdy and cute of course!
I hope you like this project! Here's what I made:
|Front of Bag - Envelope pockets
|Front of Bag - Envelope Design
|Back of bag - Patchwork Palette
|Back of Bag - Patchwork Palette
|Drawstring open - gives it a tote bag function
|Side of bag - drawstring opened
|Side of bag - Quilted Gingham
|Black Leather Handles
|Drawstring Open - Inside has two internal pockets
Gingham Gardens should be out soon, so check your favorite quilt shops or online to see if they will carry it.