Hello, thanks for stopping by, today is my day to share the bag I made for the Island Batik blog hop bag challenge, over the next four weeks, all 25 of us Island batik ambassadors will be show casing the ‘by annie.com‘ bags we have made using some of the brand new Island Batik fabric collections.
The new collection I used is called Deco Revival by Kathy Engle .
Buildings – Olive Deco Revival for the main fabric
Columns – Opal Deco Revival for the lining
Circle – Jelly bean for the coordinating fabric
I will be honest with you, when I first received our second box from Island batik with the products and information to make the bag, there was panic on my face… I’ve only ever made simple tote bags and pencil cases, so this sure was going to be a challenge…
The pattern I chose from ‘by annie.com‘ bags, was called ‘Take A Stand’ (stand up tote bag, a zippered tote that opens wide for easy access)
The instructions were amazing, and I really do recommend them to anyone who wants to make their own bag, really clear step by step instructions, with the option of an add on video tutorial if you get stuck. I was overwhelmed with the amount of pieces, but with clear labels and instructions it came together really well.
With all the pieces made, I was ready to start constructing the bag…
This pattern comes with two sizes, the size I chose was the smaller one
8 3/4″H x 12″W x 6 1/2″D, the larger size is 12 1/2″H x 16″W x 8″D
Two outside zippered pockets, 5 internal mesh pockets, and an adjustable strap.
Island batik are giving away two FQ packs, one to each of the two winners, to enter simply click on the link below…
Best of luck…
‘Do what makes your heart smile’