Friday, April 16, 2010

Friday Flaunt - BB Bags

Wanting a new bag to handily carry my travel essentials, I came upon this pattern by Mickey Beebe called "BB Bags." Mickey has well-written instructions for three size bags - big, travel, and teeny.

I first made the travel size (6" X 5-3/4"), going for a fun look with these bright colors.

Inside

Several interior storage compartments.

Another pocket on the back.

After making it, I decided I'd prefer the big size (7" X 8-1/4").

Having made the bag once made the second time easier, so I pushed myself to try it with selvages. Boy, do I love this! Sewing with selvages is fun. And this bag is perfect for traveling.

Front with a zipper pocket near the top.

Inside with another zipper pocket.

Interior pockets.

Back with a pocket.

I think I could become addicted to selvage-sewing. I've got heaps of selvages since I've been collecting them for about ten months. I cut off a one-inch strip from each printed or color-windowed selvage.
I'm wearing this travel bag from Des Moines to Denver to San Francisco to Sydney. Might it be a conversation-starter? I'll let you know.

10 comments:

  1. Linda, I love your Selvage bag. Hope you arrived safely in Oz.
    Edith

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  2. Such dedication to Friday Flaunting!!! I think this is the first one I'm aware of that was made while the flaunter was in mid-air over the Pacific Ocean! Love the selvedge bag, by the way :-)) Looking forward to seeing it in real life soon.

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  3. They are both so lovely, cheerful and different to anything you can buy.

    How long did it take to make one?

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  4. I love the bag made out of the selvages. Last weekend, at a quilt show, I bought a very cute book mark made out of selvages. Fabric on one side and stripped selvages on the other. So if you have any little pieces left here is a use for them!

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  5. Came over from The Selvage Blog and was hoping to see the inside of the bag ~ just wonderful. Thanks!

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  6. Love your bag, hope you have a wonderfully fabulous time back in OZ.

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  7. Have a great trip. I lived in Sydney for three years in the early 90's and learned to quilt there. I love the selvage bag - have fun!

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  8. I love your salvage bag. Looks perfect for your trip.

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  9. Love both bags, but that selvage one is tops! Good to know you have arrived safely. :)

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  10. Somehow I missed your bag blog Linda. Just looking through your blog and I found them. I love the bags, They are so neat and looks like perfect stitching.
    Cheers
    Sue in NZ

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