Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Congradulations! Its a GRANNY BAG!!!

With all of the granny love going around lately, I just could not resist spreading a bit of my own appreciation for the wonderful granny square! I wanted it to be something not only fashionable, but something that I could easily carry with me and show off a bit! So, why not a bag?! I will use this bag for my latest carry-along crafting project....without further adieu, lets get down to showing off the granny bag to all of you!

Here is a lovely view of the front of the bag hanging from my built-in china cabinet:

 A gorgeous side view (I used 6 smaller grannies for the 3sides-left, right, and bottom):

My daughter is also in love with the granny bag! Just had to share:

Here are the straps. I ironed the fabric for a hem, and applied it to the inside of the handles with a simple whip stitch. I like to line the handles of my bags because this adds stability to the bag and prevents the handles from stretching. I chose to do a simple single crochet for the straps so as not to take away from the lovely granny squares:

Here is a shot of the inside lining. If you look closely you can see that I have a larger pocket for patterns and notions, a pocket that is just right for holding my scissors, and two pockets for hooks:

If you notice, in this last picture, the base of my bag is stiff...how did I do it you may ask? Well (hee hee hee) I cut some plastic canvas and doubled it up then sewed it between two pieces of lining fabric before adding it to the bag...can't have a misshapen Granny, now can we! Well, thank you so much for stopping by! I hoped you enjoyed your visit, as for me...I am off to craft some more:


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    1. Thank you! No pattern for this one, all out of my head. A create as you go!

  2. Wow, nicely done! That will be so versatile.

    1. Thank you Rose. I need to visit your etsy shop again...I was playing the bracelt you made for me today-still really love it!

  3. Oooh, I love this!! Great job! I am having "Granny Month" on my blog next month and I would love for you to stop by and link this up to my month-long granny linky :)

  4. Oooh this is very pretty..:)) I like this bag.. You like crochet like me...:))

  5. Nice bag! I am thinking you will have to make another one for the little girl...