Sunday, May 24, 2020

Poppins Bag


At the beginning of the month I said I was planning to make the Poppins bag after seeing Cheryll's over HERE.

I gathered the pattern, fabrics (Tim Holtz from The Quilters Angel) and ordered the zip online....


I did need to go to Cheryll for some help, I am not a skilled bag maker and even worse at understanding instructions.... 

I have to admit I nearly gave up.... (thanks Cheryll for your help and guidance)

but I didn't....



It's a big bag.... an overnight bag kindof size..... not sure if it might be too big for carry on luggage on a plane....

it could fit a lot of fabric in it for shopping trips... even a sewing machine come to think of it! (my little Elna would very easily slip in there)


there are stays in the top so it holds itself open nice and wide.

Nice big pockets inside and out.....


.. this gives you more of an idea of the size....


I loved the little tags for the zip ends....


I have added bag feet to it and given it a few sprays with Scotch Guard to protect it.... now it's waiting in the cupboard for an occasion to use it....

Love the fabric and I have some pieces left over so I think I will do a zippy purse or something to put in one of the pockets...

Hand stitching has continued and these are the embroidery blocks for Aprils section of Wish You Well


and I have started sewing the circles to go around the edge of these blocks....


these circles are 1 1/2" diameter.... and I have to admit I am loving doing them...  I want to get a whole lot done then I can put the 4 months together

Righto, Gotto Go....  widget is coming over for a 'back to school' haircut.  I think he will be pleased to get back to seeing his mates.  Well done to all the children in isolation.

Of course roast lunch was offered and it wouldn't be right without Yorkshire puddings for him!


15 comments:

Karen's Korner said...

Love the bag - well done on working your way through it and definitely the right size for your next fabric shopping expedition. Enjoy your lunch - sounds delicious.

Cheryll said...

And you did a fantastic job on the bag too Fiona...so well done.
We just need this virus to vanish so we can use our travel bags...xox

Jennifer said...

Your bag looks loke a great size, Fiona.....just don't put so much fabric in it that you can't lift it! lol

simplestitches said...

nice bag! love the fabric you used

Jane said...

that's lovely Fiona. I'm sure you should be able to use it for hand luggage I've got a couple of bags I need to make, just need to bite the bullet and get on with it.

Lin said...

You have made a really good job of that bag - I love it! xx

kiwikid said...

Well done on the nag Fiona is looks wonderful, love the fabric you have used. Your stitcheries and circles are very cute.

Maria said...

Your bag looks fantastic and sew good you could Cheryll to help when stuck...
Lovely progress with the cirles and stitcheries...
Lunch sounds delicious...

Hilachas said...

I have to admit that I didn’t know what a Poppins Bag is. Now I know. Yours came out beautifully although it does look like a lot of work to make. Love it!

White Rose said...

Good morning my friend. Wow your new bag is wonderful,what a great overnight bag ,you did a brilliant job and yippee for the lovely Chez for helping you out . I love your tiny circle project well don emperor on all your beautiful work ,how lovely you had a chance to spoil young widget ,bet he loved your lovely lunch ,hope your day is a good one Fiona xx

Sue SA said...

Great bag and love the zip tie, beautiful finishing touches!

Julie said...

What an amazing job you did on the bag Fiona. It looks stunning & is such a good handy size for carrying lots. Bet you are pleased you persevered?

Karen S said...

Well done on a lovely finish to your Poppins bag. It looks wonderful. That is going to be very useful and look great at the same time.
Love seeing all the embroidery blocks, too. They will look lovely with the circles.

Raewyn said...

Gorgeous bag Fiona - well worth the effort to work it out, and it looks to be a really useful size. A wee purse from the leftover fabric will be the perfect accessory! Lovely stitching and circles.

Louise said...

I'm so impressed with your bag! It looks so professional. And that floral fabric is gorgeous. So different from most of Tim Holtz's designs, which tend to be quite manly :)

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